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    Computer class of S'gaw students
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    Khaw Rai (Rice)
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    S'gaw woman at Hin Lad Nai village
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    Fermented Beans

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    Phlong(Pwo) woman

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    Tai-art  mural painting of  Buddha 
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    Wat Chong-Kam, Chong Klang
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    Hmong childs at Ban Kewkarn
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  Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
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Subject Hmong, Mien, Lahu, Lisu, Akha, Yuan, Yunnanese,Highlanders,Economic System,Ethnic Relations,Northern
Author Dessaint,William Y. and Dessaint,Alain Y.
Title Economic Systems and Ethnic Relations in Northern Thailand
Document Type Article Original Language of Text English
Ethnic Identity Akha, Lisu, Lahu, Yuan, Mien, Iu Mien, Hmong, Yunannese, Chinese Muslim, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Not specified.
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Sirindhorn Anthropology Center Library Total Pages 13 Year 1982
Source Anthony R. Walker (ed.) Studies of Ethnic Minority Peoples. Singapore: Contributions to Southeast Asian Ethnography
Abstract

This article is about economic systems and ethnic relations in northern Thailand. Because of their distinctive ecological areas and products in each group, they have to depend on other groups products with different ecology. Therefore, there is widely economic exchange between the group, especially the trading dependence between the highlanders and the lowlanders. However, there is less social relation, so the ethnic groups can maintain their different way of life and cultural freedom. They depend on exchanging through middlemen such as hagglers, caravans and stores rather than directly trading with the marketing centers. When opium, a main cash crop of the highlanders, is noticed as illegal and the land is limited, there is a conflict between the lowlanders and the highlanders and Thai government tries to assimilate the culture with many methods.

Text Analyst Somrak Chaisingkanonon Date of Report Sep 22, 2012
TAG Hmong, Mien, Lahu, Lisu, Akha, Yuan, Yunnanese, Highlanders, Economic System, Ethnic Relations, Northern, Translator -
 
 

 

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