Isan Father-in-Law

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Isan Father-in-Law is a biography of the author’s father-in-law, Mr Rin. It draws on family and historical sources to uncover his career. Mr Rin is revealed as a teacher, farmer, community leader, rural development activist, conservationist, and father of eight girls.
The book traces a family’s journey from its Lao origins and traditions into modern Thailand; from the 19th century, through years of hunger (when frogs were a staple diet), the Japanese army’s presence, communist insurgency and the Vietnam War, up to the beginning of the 21st century.
The reader will find a lot more than just an honourable hard-working northeast Thailand native named Mr. Rin. This journey through the life of Mr. Rin takes the reader into Thai history, culture, law, and background information skilfully woven into the story.

Whiting, Lawrence
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Isan Father-in-Law is a biography of the author’s father-in-law, Mr Rin. It draws on family and historical sources to uncover his career. Mr Rin is revealed as a teacher, farmer, community leader, rural development activist, conservationist, and father of eight girls.
The book traces a family’s journey from its Lao origins and traditions into modern Thailand; from the 19th century, through years of hunger (when frogs were a staple diet), the Japanese army’s presence, communist insurgency and the Vietnam War, up to the beginning of the 21st century.
The reader will find a lot more than just an honourable hard-working northeast Thailand native named Mr. Rin. This journey through the life of Mr. Rin takes the reader into Thai history, culture, law, and background information skilfully woven into the story.

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Lawrence Whiting is the author of <em>Thailand’s Emerald Triangle: Places to stay, places to go, in and around Ubon Ratchathani and Si Sa Ket</em>. He lived in Thailand from 1967 to 1974 and in Laos from 1974 to 1976. He has had a home in Northeast Thailand since 1995 and now divides his time more or less equally between there and England.