Contents; Contents; Preface; Preface; Acknowledgements; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Introduction; Historical Studies of the Tai Yai: A Brief Sketch; The Ethnography of Tai Yai in Yunnan; Ethnic Identity and the Construction of an Imagined Tai Community; Scope and Purpose of this Study; Chapter One: The Setting; Chapter One: The Setting; Daikong and the Chinese Revolution; Land Reform; Tai Peasants and Cooperative Farming; The Commune; Daikong and the Cultural Revolution; Lak Chang Today; Chapter Two: Agricultural and Economic Patterns; Yearly Agricultural Cycle
Chapter Two: Agricultural and Economic PatternsLand Tenure; Cooperative Work Groups; Animal Raising; Non-Agricultural Production; Household Income and Expenditure; Chapter Three: Kinship and Marriage in Daikong; The Family and the Village Community; Chapter Three: Kinship and Marriage in Daikong; Family Relations; Choice of a Marriage Partner; The Wedding in Lak Chang; Sex and Marriage; Family and the Life Cycle; Chapter Four: Political and Social Organisa
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