Sittithep Eaksittipong
สิทธิเทพ เอกสิทธิพงษ์

Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Aug 2012 to Dec 2016

University Affiliation (Current)

Sittithep Eaksittipong (สิทธิเทพ เอกสิทธิพงษ์), alias Hong Wenfa (洪文发), is a Thai of Chinese ancestry. He is currently a lecturer at the Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University. Sittithep received his BA in Political Science (International Relations) from Chulalongkorn University, MA in History from Chiang Mai University, and PhD in History from the National University of Singapore with the support from Harvard-Yenching Institute-National University of Singapore Joint Doctoral Scholarship. He was a research fellow at Harvard-Yenching Institute during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Sittithep’s research interests lie in Chinese Overseas, transnational and cross-cultural contacts between China and Southeast Asia, particularly between China and Thailand. He is the author of The Rebellion of the Chinese Commoners on Phlapphlachai Road (กบฏจีนจน บนถนนพลับพลาไชย) published by Matichon press. The book deals with a significant but largely forgotten three-day riot in Bangkok’s Chinatown area in 1974. Sittithep is currently working on two research projects: 1) the relationship between the United States, Thailand, and China during the Cold War seen through the lens of academic diplomacy and 2) Emotional Regime of Sino-Thai Middle-class in Bangkok and their Conception of Thai Nation and Society, 1950s-2000s. The latter is supported by the Thailand Research Fund. His publications can be found at:

Recent Publications

Sittithep Eaksittipong. (2021) The Chinese of Thailand: Academic Diplomacy and the Convergence of Sino-Thai Intellectual Nationalisms. In: Hoon CY., Chan Y. (eds) Contesting Chineseness. Asia in Transition, vol 14. Springer, Singapore.

Sittithep Eaksittipong. “The Social and Political Lives of G. William Skinner and Chinese Society in Thailand”. In Alternative Representations of the Past (Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2020)

Sittithep Eaksittipong. “An Outline for a History of Emotion of the Chinese in Thailand” published in Asian Ethnicity.



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