The Windup Girl Setting & Symbolism

Paolo Bacigalupi
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Thailand

Thailand is the main setting of "The Windup Girl".

Bangkok

Bangkok, the City of Divine Beings, is the main setting of this novel as most of the action occurs within the city.

Environment Ministry

The Environment Ministry is run by General Pracha, and this is where Jaidee and the white shirts are employed. The disputes between Pracha and Akkarat lead to civil war.

Trade Ministry

The corrupt Trade Ministry is run by Akkarat and is known for taking bribes. Akkarat uses the assassination of the Somdet Chaopraya as the reason to wage civil war against the Environment Ministry.

SpringLife Factory

Anderson Lake runs the SpringLife Factory as a cover for his true purpose of located Thailand's seedbank. Hock Seng embezzles funds for his own purposes.

Kyoto

Emiko is from Kyoto where New People are common and respected.

Malaya

Hock Seng is from Malaya, but he escaped to...

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