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    S'gaw youth at Mowakee Chaingmai

    Less savings. Much to share.

    S'gaw's proverb
    Mowakee Chaingmai

    Salak Yom Festival
    Pratupha Temple

    Sea as Home of Urak Lawoi, Moken, Moklen

    Rawai beach Phuket Thailand


    Computer class of S'gaw students
    Mae La Noi , Maehongson

    Khaw Rai (Rice)
    produced from rotational farming
    Li Wo, Kanchanaburi


    S'gaw woman at Hin Lad Nai village

    Fermented Beans

    Important ingredient of Tai


    Phlong(Pwo) woman

    Li Wo village

    Boon Khaw Mai rite

    Phlong at Li Wo


    Little Prince of Tai

    Ordination in Summer of Tai boys


    Boys are ordained as novice monks

     Poi Sang Long is the tradition of the Tai. 

    Be novice monk to learn Buddhism


    Tai-art  mural painting of  Buddha 
    at Wat Chong Kam Chong Klang
    Maehongson Thailand

    Wat Chong-Kam, Chong Klang

    Hmong childs at Ban Kewkarn
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    Smile in problems
    Urak  Lawai at Rawai Phuket
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Subject Hok Jiew, Na Bon, Nakhon Srithammarat, history, culture, Chinese in the southern region
Author Piyachart Sungtee & Sireethorn Thawornwong
Title The history and culture of the Hok Jiew Chinese in southern Thailand: A case study of the Hok Jiew Community in Na Bon District, Nakhon Sri Thamarat Province
Document Type Research Paper Original Language of Text -
Ethnic Identity Tung Nueng, Chaozhou ren, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Not specified.
Location of
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre Library Total Pages 177 Year 2010
Source Office of the National Culture Commission, Ministry of Culture

This cultural and historical research examined related literature and tales from the elderly in the study area that had been passed down from generation to generation. The study focused on the migration history of the Hok Jiew Chinese, the first Chinese group to migrate to Thailand when foreigners were granted land ownership in 1930. In the initial period, the Chinese migrants encountered difficulties in life and changes of the contexts, such as, the start of WWII, political change in 1932 or the nationalist policy during the P. Phibulsongkhram government. These circumstances affected the settlement of the immigrants. The researchers also wanted to study cultural dimensions in the establishment of the community system or traditions and customs, e.g., food or rituals, which were different from other Chinese groups. 

Text Analyst Nutjaree Sriwichian Date of Report Jun 08, 2019
TAG Hok Jiew, Na Bon, Nakhon Srithammarat, history, culture, Chinese in the southern region, Translator -


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