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Bones Around My Neck: The Life and Exile of a Prince Provocateur

Tamara Loos


Prince Prisdang Chumsai (1852–1935) served as Siam's first diplomat to Europe during the most dramatic moment of Siam's political history, when its independence was threatened by European imperialism. Despite serving with patriotic zeal, he suffered irreparable social and political ruin based on rumors about fiscal corruption, sexual immorality, and political treason. This book pursues the truth behind these rumors, which chased Prisdang out of Siam. This book recounts the personal and political adventures of an unwitting provocateur who caused a commotion in every country he inhabited. Prisda ... More

Keywords: Prinice Prisdang Chumsai, Siam, European imperialism, British Empire, Southeast Asia, Ceylon, Siamese politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781501704635
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501704635.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tamara Loos, author
Cornell University