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History Department

Richard A. Ruth

Associate Professor

Thailand, Vietnam, Southeast Asia

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  •   The United States Naval Academy
        572 Holloway Road
        Annapolis, MD 21402


  • Ph.D. - Cornell University (History)
  • M.A. - Cornell University (History)
  • M.A. - Cornell University (Asian Studies)
  • B.A. - Boston University (English Literature)


Memorializing Thailand’s ‘Separate Victory’ in the Vietnam War: An Official Argument for Triumph Made from the Losing Side” in Mythologising the Vietnam War: Visual Culture and Mediated Memory (Cambridge Scholars   Publishing, 2015)

“The Test of Vietnam,” in James C. Bradford, ed., American Sea Power and the World (John Wiley & Sons, 2016)

In Buddha's Company: Thai Soldiers in the Vietnam War  (University Of Hawaii Press, 2010)

"Dressing for Modern War in Old-Fashioned Magic: Traditional Protective Charms of Thailand's Forces in the Vietnam War" in Julius Bautista (ed.), The Spirit of Things: Materiality and Religious Diversity in Southeast Asia (Ithaca, New York: Southeast Asia Program Publications, 2012) 

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