Thirty-five documentary properties added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register

Thirty-five documentary properties added to UNESCO's Memory of the World Register - ArtDaily, July 31, 2009
...Archival Documents of King Chulalongkorn's Transformation of Siam (1868-1910) (Thailand): Present-day Thailand owes much to the policies and reforms carried out by King Chulalongkorn the Great of Siam (1868-1910). The documents record social policies such as the emancipation of slaves by peaceful and legal means, the abolition of gambling, the establishment of a public school system and the reform of the Buddhist Sangha, as well as the promotion of agricultural production, the market economy, and financial and fiscal institutions. These measures contributed to Siam's ability, exceptional during the age of Western colonialism, to retain its independence...

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