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FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: C-46
Social Associations in the Constitutional Revolution in Siam: A Case Study of the Siam Chamber of Commerce and its Roles


This study focuses on the formation of an elite circle among the newly established Chinese Bourgeoisie in Siam before and after the Constitutional Revolution, by examining the case study of the "the Siam Chamber of Commerce" and its members. In preceding studies, this association and its relationship with bureaucrats supporting the Constitutional Revolutions has been described as "the Pariah capitalists under the Thai Bureaucratic polity." In this study, the author focuses on their roles in co-projects with the Siamese Government as well as their relationship with bureaucrats. In focusing on this process and the gradual changes in the roles of the members of "the Siam Chamber of Commerce," this study sets forth the roles of social associations and the formation process of the elite circle before and after the Constitutional Revolution in Siam.


April 2014 - March 2015

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] FUNATSU Tsuruyo
  • Ajia Keizai