Jasmine Chia

Jasmine Chia is a writer and contributor to Thai Enquirer. Jasmine can be contacted at [email protected]
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Thai protests and the possibility of a South East Asian spring

“The geographies of these protests have been different,” wrote Eli Elinoff for the Isaan Record, on Thailand’s October protests.

Protest Art: The View From Germany

October 17, Berlin. A day after police clashes with unarmed protestors at Rajprasong, Bangkok.The...

Motorcycle Taxis: the Hidden Heroes of Protest

Thailand is in revolt. Protesters have taken the streets, day after day, gathering in the tens of thousands in defiance...

Remembering October 6 in words and pictures

“I still do not understand why they do not let the injured out. Even in war movies, the...

October 6: A Buddhist massacre?

“Whoever destroys the nation, the religion, or the monarchy, such bestial types (man) are not complete persons. Thus, we must intend not...

Review: Sunisa Manning’s ‘A Good True Thai’ is a timely novel

Every few years, it seems, Thailand is convulsed by the throes of protest. People fill the streets with waving flags, witty posters,...

The Big Interview: Sunisa Manning

Sunisa Manning’s first published book, ‘A Good True Thai,’ was recently reviewed by the Thai Enquirer . The book, six years in...

Protest Symbolism: Why The Plaque Matters and Why It Continues to Live On

The impact was instant: the moment protest leaders stepped aside from the plaque, members of the press swarmed the tiny, gold-colored disk so freshly...

Architectural History: The Netherlands Ambassador’s Residence

In the midst of Bangkok’s militant urbanism – the glass buildings, the dusty construction sites, the dark concrete skytrain that cuts through Sukhumvit –...

Student protests in Southeast Asia have brought down dictators before: What Thailand’s students can learn

The ground seems to be moving beneath our feet. Across the nation, protests have spread like wildfire. Many have been led under the ‘Free...

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