King Chulalongkorn’s Worldview on Nature
This research article aims to study King Chulalongkorn’s worldview on nature as perceived in six royal writings. The analysis employs the conceptual frameworks concerning the worldview on nature and ecocriticism. The results reveal that King Chulalongkorn perceives nature as having great power as well as the selection and allocation ability to make itself adaptable to its environments. Nature is also perceived to influence human culture and habit, and man’s livelihood is mainly dependent on nature. Man, therefore, relies heavily on nature while taking endless advantage of it. When nature is inevitably affected, so is man. The enforcement of the law to protect nature by King Chulalongkorn could derive from this worldview on nature.
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