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Chadchaidee, Thanapol

Dr. Thanapol (Lamduan) Chadchaidee, a Suphan Buri native, has written over 50 books in both Thai and English covering a wide range of topics from business English to politics and Thai culture. He has extensive experience of academic teaching, news editing, and writing educational textbooks. His motto in life: "I was born a poor child, but I will never die a poor man."

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    Thai Ghost and Their Mysterious Power

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    We cannot deny the significance of ghosts in Asian societies, because they play an essential part in our lives on an almost daily basis. We must be careful not to offend them and try to appease them at all costs. Otherwise, serious repercussions will occur in our lives sooner or later. Many times, mysterious occurrences have been thought to be the result of their indignation.

    Stepping into a plane heading to Thailand, you will be protected by benevolent ghosts immediately and automatically. They have the responsibility to protect you and help you without request. Most importantly, they will drive away the malevolent ghosts who may cause inconveniences to you.

    In Thailand, ghosts have their own specific duties to protect you. For example, during travelling you have to depend on the ghosts of vehicles, or Mae Ya Narng, the household ghosts, and ghosts of the forest. You need pay no extra charge because their help is complimentary. So you should not be afraid of them, but don’t insult them. The friendly ghosts always welcome you to the land of smiles and the land of a hundred ghosts.

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    My Life in the Yellow Robe

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    “This was my first book in English, written while I was a novice at a temple in Bangkok in 1981. The monastic experiences taught me to have patience while struggling to survive at a time of crisis in life.”

    Though this book was written over three decades ago, the content remains interesting for those wishing to know about the Buddhist way of life, especially of monks and novices at that time.

    Even now some events remain relevant, so they will remain till the world ends. That is to say, the happiness and suffering of all beings on earth will exist in people’s minds forever. We will be free of this bondage only when we attain enlightenment (nibbana).

    I am not an expert on Buddhism, but I’d like to share my old stories with my English-speaking friends who may like to know about the country that was formerly known as Siam.

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    Learn Thai

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    This is a short-cut to mastering Thai. With the help of this book, you will be able to communicate comfortably in Thai in the land of smiles. The chapters, covering all daily-life situations, proceed from basic structures to complicated conversations in various situations. It is the best tool to help the learner to speak Thai with confidence.

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    Prominent Thai Political Thinkers

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    The book will throw light on the question of who the Thai political thinkers are and what criteria have been used to judge them. Dr. Thanapol has selected to study the process of political change since 1932. He has made the case studies of:

    1. the late Dr. Pridi Banomyong,
    2. the late M.R. Kukrit Pramoj,
    3. the late Prof. Dr. Chai-Anan Samudavanija and
    4. former Prime Minister Chaun Leekpai.

    These are the key figures in this period. They have made decisive impact on the Thai political system in order to make it more democratic. Dr. Thanapol has explained their role in changing the nature of the Thai political process. His work is unique and original and perhaps the first of its kind in the academic fields of Thailand.

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  • Essays on Thailand

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    The most-informative stories ever written by the Thai author in English
    Since its inception in 1994, this book has proven to be very popular among Thai and foreign readers as a reliable source of information, in both Thai and English, about Thailand. People of various occupations have asked to use it as a reference or to reprint some of its essays. Initially, the book contained only 40 essays, but I kept adding to that number in each reprint. So, becoming constantly bigger, it became difficult for me to arrange the contents under appropriate headings. This, however, does not make the book less valuable. That is the reason why it has survived for more than a decade.
    In this edition, I have revised the whole book in order to keep the information up to date and relevant to the current needs of the readers at large. At the same time, I have added two more essays, which are equally useful to readers. I would like to express my deep thanks, especially for this edition, to several websites for the use of their beautiful pictures. I have to apologize for failing to seek their individual permission. I own the pictures but they are not as beautiful as theirs.

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  • Fascinating Folktales of Thailand

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    The most interesting folktales of Thailand ever written by the Thai author. Retold and translated into English.

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  • Thailand in My Youth

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    This book provides a fascinating glimpse into rural Thailand forty years ago. It reflects the social and cultural old days in rural Thailand from the 1960s.

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