Journal of Southeast Asian Studies


‘A Hundred Loves’, ‘A Thousand Lovers’: Portrayals of Sexuality in the Work of Thidaa Bunnaak

Rachel Harrison a1
a1 The Department of South East Asia, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG United Kingdom.


As issues of gender and sexuality become an increasingly important focus in cultural studies, the work of the once popular woman writer of the 1950s and 1960s, Thidaa Bunnaak, draws Thai literature into the debate. This paper investigates the sexually explicit nature of Thidaa's fiction and the multiple meanings that erotic references might hold.