“A History of the Thai-Chinese”, written by Singaporean former diplomat Jeffrey Sng and his wife Pimpraphai Bisalputra brings to life the rich stories and legends of the Thai-Chinese. This community has had a tremendous impact on Siamese history and modern-day Thailand well beyond Bangkok’s thriving Chinatown. Many modern Thai leaders, including prime ministers, high-ranking officials and business leaders, are ethnic Chinese and of Chinese lineage and Sino-Thai influence is palpable in the spheres of politics, culture and economics.


Photo by Rosalia Sciortino and Tipakson Manpati