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    S'gaw's proverb
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    Computer class of S'gaw students
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    Khaw Rai (Rice)
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    Fermented Beans

    Important ingredient of Tai

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    Li Wo village
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     Poi Sang Long is the tradition of the Tai. 
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    Be novice monk to learn Buddhism
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    Tai-art  mural painting of  Buddha 
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    Maehongson Thailand
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    Wat Chong-Kam, Chong Klang
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    Hmong childs at Ban Kewkarn
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Subject Kachin, Ban Mai Samakhee Village, lifestyle, relationship, Chiang Mai
Author Seng-Maw Lahpai
Title Politics of identity and articulations of belonging: A transnational Kachin community in northern Thailand
Document Type Thesis Original Language of Text English
Ethnic Identity - Language and Linguistic Affiliations Sino-Tibetan
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- Total Pages 179 p. Year 2007
Source M.A. Thesis (Sustainable Development), Faculty of Graduate Studies, Chiang Mai University
Abstract

          The focus of this investigation was on the livelihood and lifestyle of the Kachin ethnic group at Ban Mai Samakhee Village, Chiang Mai Province, as well as those in Thailand. The ethnic group settled into a community under the supervision of the Royal Project.
          It was found that the Kachin are not categorized as a hill tribe and are without the right to have Thai citizenship. They are regarded as a cultural group in Chiang Dao District, leading a farming lifestyle in accordance with the policies of the Royal Project. Despite having no rights of land ownership, and forbidden to leave their area of residence without permission and to seek employment outside their area, the ethnic group is able to form into a group and create a network to seek help and solve their problems, such as citizenship. The network is in contact with Kachin in Burma, Christian networks, and other non-governmental organizations.    
          Additionally, the ethnic group is able to use their culture as a tourist attraction, to get support from concerned agencies, and to connect their identity with their homeland.

Text Analyst Kornkanok Saringkhareeset Date of Report Apr 27, 2016
TAG Kachin, Ban Mai Samakhee Village, lifestyle, relationship, Chiang Mai, Translator Chalermchai Chaichomphu
 
 

 

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