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Thai Soaps: An Analysis of Thai Television Dramas

Studies Thai popular culture through Thai soap operas or so called ‘Lakhon’ in terms of form, development, influence of foreign culture, traits of social changes, and impact of Thai soap operas on public morality. Identifies scope and characteristics of Thai soap operas, such as story segmentation, differences between Lakhon and theatre performances, character types, plots, genre, conflicts, music and visual attributions. Exemplifies remakes of popular plots; Chinese story in Thai popular culture; roles of Western foreigners, gays, and Chinese in Lakhon. Analyzes morality and politics in Thai soaps operas