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Farmers in the Hills: Ethnographic Notes on the Upland Peoples of North Thailand 1 edition

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A general introduction to the northern Thai uplands, specific essays on six of the principal ethnic minority peoples that inhabit the region (Hmong, Yao, Karen,Lahu, Lisu and Akha) and two essays on contemporary matters: highland agriculture and Thai government strategies for upland development and administration.

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Farmers in the Hills: Ethnographic Notes on the Upland Peoples of North Thailand
Ethnographic notes on the upland peoples of North Thailand

Published 1986 by Suvarnabhumi Books, Singapore in Singapore .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Preface, v
Acknowledgements, vii
List of Maps, ix
List of Diagrams, xi
List of Plates, xi
Introduction: Hills and Valleys, Hillmen and Lowlanders, Anthony R. Walker, 1
Part One: The Sinicized Hillmen: Yao and Meo
1. The Yao People, Tan Chee Beng, 21
2. The Yao Village of Khun Haeng: Some Impressions, Tan Chee Beng, 33
3. The Election of a Yao Headman, Syed Jamal Jaafar, 37
4. A Yao Bridge Ceremony, Tan Chee Beng, 41
5. The Yao Naming System, Tan Chee Beng, 47
6. A Legendary History of the Origin of the Yao People, Tan Chee Beng, 55
7. The Meo Poeple, Syed Jamal Jaafar, 61
8. Two Blue Meo Communities in North Thailand, Anthony R. Walker, 73
9. Meo Death Customs. Tan Chee Beng, 81
Part Two: The Karen: A People of the Thai-Burma Borderlands
10. The Karen People: An Introduction, Mohd. Razha Rashid & Pauline H. Walker, 87
11. The Pwo Karen Village of Dong Luang: Some Notes and Impressions. Mohd. Razha Rashid, 97
12. Karen Swiddening Techniques, Mohd. Razha Rashid, 101
Part Three: The Tibeto-Burman Speakers: Lahu, Lisu and Akha
13. The Lahu People: An Introduction, Anthony R. Walker, 111
14. Ban Luang: A Lahu Nyi Villagew. Anthony R. Walker, 127
15. Sheh-kaw Shi-nyi: A Lahu Nyi Agricultural Festival, Anthony R. Walker, 139
16. The Lahu Na (Black Lahu) Christian Community at Huai Tadt: Some Notes, Anthony R. Walker, 149
17. The Lisu People: An Introduction, Mohd. Razha Rashid & Pauline H. Walker, 157
18. The Lisu Village of MaePun Naweh, Mohd. Razha Rashid, 165
19. The Akha People: An Introduction, Syed Jamal Jaafar & Anthony R. Walker, 169
20. The Akha Village of Huai San: A Note, Pauline H. Walker, 183
Part Four: Hillmen and Government
21. Central Government and "Tribal" Minorities: Thailand and West Malaysia Compared, Tan Chee Beng, 189
22. The Zonal Approach to Agricultural Development in North Thailand, Anthony R. Walker & Syed Jamal Jaafar, 205

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