Thai Journal of East Asian Studies 2021-01-21T10:58:52+07:00 Ampa Kaewkumkong Open Journal Systems <p>The <strong><em>Thai Journal of East Asian Studies</em> (TJEAS)</strong> is an internationally refereed, bilingual (English and Thai) journal devoted to publishing humanities and social sciences research on issues related to East and Southeast Asia. It aims to be a venue for authors seeking to share their evidences and interpretations on emerging and compelling topics in the scholarship on the region. It also endeavors to be a synergy between discipline-based scholars and area specialists, who come from different academic backgrounds, contributing their knowledge collectively both for educational purposes and for society as a whole. The TJEAS is indexed in the Thai-Journal Citation Index (TCI-2).&nbsp;</p> An Uncertainty of Cross-Straits Relations and Its Implication Towards ASEAN 2020-12-17T11:38:02+07:00 Sigit Muhammad Ghifari <p>The objective of this paper is to analyse the relationships between China and Taiwan<br>in the Tsai Ing-wen Era from 2016-2020 and their implications towards ASEAN with a realism approach and secondary data through qualitative method. Relations between Beijing and Taipei itself<br>began in 1949, after Communist Mao Zedong took power in Beijing and Nationalist Kuomintang<br>(KMT) led by Chiang Kai-Shek formed Taiwan. After that, relations between both of them experienced ups and downs, and even China strived on his policy called “One China Policy”. However,<br>the current relationship between the two heats up when Tsai Ing Wen was elected as President of<br>Taiwan in 2016 and encouraging Taiwan to maintain Status Quo with its New Southbound Policy.<br>Furthermore, ASEAN as a cooperation partner with Beijing and Taipei has long been influenced by<br>the two countries. With China, ASEAN started its relationship in 1991, while with Taiwan, ASEAN<br>began its relationship through the south policy which was adopted by the Taiwan government in<br>1990. However, this paper concludes that Beijing and Taipei relationship towards ASEAN have<br>made them have their own strategies and ways to work together with ASEAN countries.</p> 2020-12-17T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Education Fever and Other Academic-Related Illnesses as Diagnosed by the Thai Movie “Bad Genius” 2021-01-08T12:22:12+07:00 Inero V. Ancho Genevie-Abi M. Calimbahin Margie Mae E. Basal Windy Rose M. Dela Rosa <p>Poverty, politics, and even education issues are typical disputes highlighted in movies.<br>Storylines particularly revolve around a student or teacher’s daily struggle in school, or a<br>flawed education system. By employing a content-based movie analysis, the movie Bad Genius is<br>scrutinized and themes are presented according to established research objectives. Five major<br>education issues are identified in this study: corruption, high stakes testing, academic pressure,<br>education equity, and academic dishonesty. The movie is an attempt to document seemingly ignored<br>societal cancers in our very own classrooms that breed worse and serious wounds. The movie<br>serves as a gentle reminder in rekindling value and values education among students. It is about<br>time to revisit school curricula and academic programs as the race to make it to the top becomes<br>competitive and challenging.</p> 2020-12-18T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) The Result of Using Games to Develop Chinese Communication Skills 2021-01-21T10:58:52+07:00 ไพศาล สุขใจรุ่งวัฒนา <p>This research is to study the effects of games to improve Chinese communication skills. Objectives are to (1) compare the improvement of students before and after learning by using games in the Chinese language class, and (2) to assess the satisfaction of students about the class. There are 35 students. Statistical data analysis use percentage, average, standard deviation, and t-test. The average score of the Chinese language before testing is 16.51, and the standard deviation is 1.01. After testing, the average score is 27.77, and the standard deviation is 1.73. Paired sample t-test is -6.638. That means learning by using games in the class, has improved Chinese communication skills. It is statistical significance when alpha set to 0.05. The average satisfaction of input, process, and output about learning by using games in the Chinese language class is 3.73, 4.23, and 4.27, respectively. The standard deviation of satisfaction of input, process, and output is 0.67, 0.64, and 0.59, respectively.</p> 2020-12-30T16:03:19+07:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Thai Journal of East Asian Studies Thai Economy and Politics Between 2014 and 2019: Policy and Adjustment 2020-12-18T10:48:04+07:00 Arpharatsami Namanee <p>บทความนี้มีวัตถุประสงค์เพื่อศึกษานโยบายของรัฐบาลไทยที่นำโดยคณะรักษาความสงบแห่งชาติ<br>(คสช.)ช่วงปีค.ศ.2014-2019ว่ามีการพัฒนาทางเศรษฐกิจและการเมืองอย่างไร ทั้งนี้เพื่อนำเสนอถึงยุทธศาสตร์<br>การพัฒนาเศรษฐกิจและการเมืองของไทย ผู้วิจัยใช้วิธีการศึกษาจากเอกสารที่เกี่ยวข้อง เว็บไซต์และรายงาน<br>การวิจัย ผลการศึกษาแสดงให้เห็นถึงนโยบายใหม่ ๆ และการปรับเปลี่ยนนโยบายเศรษฐกิจของไทย ผู้วิจัยพบ<br>ว่าประเทศไทยมี“ความอ่อนแอบางอย่าง” ที่ซ่อนอยู่ภายในเศรษฐกิจของประเทศ ซึ่งก็คือภาวะการพึ่งพา ทำให้<br>รัฐบาล คสช. ได้มีนโยบายในการปรับโครงสร้างทางเศรษฐกิจและสร้างดุลยภาพจากการพึ่งพาต่างประเทศไปสู่<br>การพึ่งพาตนเองให้มากขึ้น</p> 2020-12-17T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Central and Local Government Relations under the Mechanism of the Belt and Road Initiative Passing: A Case Study of China’s Southwest Provinces 2020-12-17T14:52:45+07:00 Suppakorn Khonkhlong <p>Chinese governing system is highly complex; the implementation and the pass on of<br>the policy to different levels, including the provinces are not linear and often without a clear<br>plan. Therefore, in order to understand the Chinese policy and its pass on from Beijing to other<br>organisms, different framework rather than mainstream public administration framework is<br>required. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) serves as the vehicle for managing and coordinating<br>development at the local level. China’s Southwest province of the local government reports delivered<br>in the local People’s Congresses, and the province positions itself as the most vigorous, active, and<br>optimist province with the Belt and Road Initiative. This paper studies the pass on the policy of the<br>BRI from the government in Beijing through the provincial case studies, as well as the process of<br>how it has applied to the province. The BRI has expanded the decision-making powers of provinces,<br>while the central government is also strengthening its coordination of provincial economic policies.</p> 2020-12-17T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Rethinking connectivity: a case study of Covid-19 outbreak from China to Thailand 2021-01-21T10:57:21+07:00 Pawarun Limtrakoon <p>Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, which has been continually a hot issue on social media since the end of 2019. A massive flood of information, news, and individual point of views toward this situation have been playing an important role in shaping and constructing people’s perception within society. Especially in Thailand, a country which reasonably relies on the tourism industry as it has been taking part in impelling dynamics in society, tends to be affected by the outbreak. According to the centre of first outbreak is in Wuhan, a big city in China, where it seems to be far away from Thailand. I started to question on How the outbreak breaks in Thailand and how Thai society affected by Covid-19. Is Covid-19 a cause itself or People’s perception is? These questions link to Sociology theories and paradigms which i picked Mobility, Risk society, Stigma, and Social Interaction to frame a study, to explain the current situation and to deduce a tendency after detente of the outbreak.</p> <p>In this article is mostly information analytic by using many sources such as news from social media, related studies, and individual’s point of views through Twitter. Furthermore, collecting data on social media users individually by an online open questionnaire has been used in this article.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Analysis revealed that the mobility of people cause a risk and spread out rapidly. But, the effect is likely caused by people’s perception and their behaviour toward the risk. In addition, those would bring about to a tendency of change in society. People are prone to have more awareness of their health and privacy to minimize risk that no-one knows when it would occur. As a result, this would lead to further travel behaviour that might have changed.</p> 2020-12-30T16:07:34+07:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Thai Journal of East Asian Studies