Lak Chang a reconstruction of Tai identity in Daikong

Yot Santasombat

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  • Creator by Yos Santasombat ; edited by Andrew Walker
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Canberra : Pandanus Books, 2001.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (197 p.)
  • ISBNs 9781740760812, 1740760816
  • OCLC ocn475880380


  • Translation of of Professor Yos Santasombat's fascinating ethnography of the Tai in Daikong, southwestern China.


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliography: p. 167-177 and index.
  • English


  • 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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