Item description for King of the Waters: Homan Van Der Heide And the Origin of Modern Irrigation in Siam (Verhandelingen Van Het Koninklijk Instituut Voor Taal-, Land) by Han Ten Brummelhuis...
This book describes how a brilliant Dutch engineer ultimately failed to implement his plans for modern irrigation in Siam. Interwoven with a detailed description of the actions of the Dutch engineer and of King Chulalongkorn and his ministers is an examination of the ambiguous performance of the Siamese state in agricultural policy in the first decade of the twentieth century. King of the Waters sketches a dramatic picture of clashing cultures, comparable to many encounters in contemporary development cooperation. The study is based on archival material in the National Archives in Bangkok and documents available in the Netherlands.
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