Historian campaigns to rename Thailand Siam

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  • Saturday, 14 Apr 2007

THE view from Bangkok’s Thammasat University of a wooden rice barge floating down the Chao Phraya River evokes a scene from a postcard of Siam.  

The image is enhanced by the antique architecture of the university, which was inaugurated in 1934 when Thailand was called Siam.  

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