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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 Lue, socio-economic change, identity, adaptation, Chiang Mai
Author Saksan Sansoraphisut
Title Lue identity and adaptation for survival under capitalism: A case study at Mae Sap Village in Tambon Samoeng Tai, Samoeng District, Chiang Mai Province
Document Type Thesis Original Language of Text -
Ethnic Identity Lue, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Tai
Location of
SirindhornAnthropology CenterLibrary Total Pages 131 Year 2002
Source Master’s Program, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Chiang Mai University

The Lue at Mae Sap Village have been residing in the Lanna Kingdom for a long time and have subsisted on rice cultivation. Therefore, rice and water buffaloes are important cultural symbols. The ethnic group believes in the Supreme Spirit that exists in all life forms and in nature. Consequently, their beliefs, rituals and social values are expressions of their supreme ethics that affect balanced behavior on economic production, product distribution and sales, and allocation of natural resources and the environment. However, state support on investment, infrastructure development and economic stimulus has drastically affected their production and production systems as well as their socio-cultural identity. Nevertheless, the villagers have been able to adapt their cultural identity in accordance with external changes.

Text Analyst Metheera Kritdayut Date of Report May 27, 2019
TAG Lue, socio-economic change, identity, adaptation, Chiang Mai, Translator -


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