Wisdom, Knowledge, and the Postcolonial University in Thailand

  • Zane Ma Rhea

Part of the Postcolonial Studies in Education book series (PCSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Zane Ma Rhea
    Pages 65-94
  3. Knowledge, ‘Outsiders’, and the Market

  4. Towards a Langsàmǎimài Postmodern Wisdom

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 237-266

About this book


This book examines Thai knowledge and wisdom from the perspective of postmodern, postcolonial globalization. Ma Rhea explores the ways in which the Thai university system attempts to balance old knowledge traditions, Buddhist and rural, with new Thai and imported knowledge. It traces the development of Thai university partnerships with outsiders, focusing on the seventy year relationship between Thailand and Australia. In comparison, it analyses the old Thai Buddhist wisdom tradition and in the final chapters proposes its worthiness as a pedagogical pathway for universities globally.


education globalization higher education knowledge philosophy service social science sociology university

Authors and affiliations

  • Zane Ma Rhea
    • 1
  1. 1.VictoriaAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-38292-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-37694-7
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