TAI CULTURE


International Review on Tai Cultural Studies
Vol. IV; No. 2 (December 1999)
baan-müang: RELIGION AND BELIEF

editorial
article
Irene Stengs: IMITATING THE STATE. Chulalongkorn Day at a Northern Thai Spirit Medium's Residence (p. 6)
Stephen Sparkes: THE UNDERGROUND LOTTERY; Buddhism and Thai Cosmology (p. 20)
Nguyen Thi Hien: THE thään PERFORMER OF THE DAI AS FOLK SINGER AND SHAMAN (p. 34)
La Cong Y: THE put OR thään OF THE DAI PEOPLE IN NORTHEAST VIETNAM. Some aspects (p. 45)
Hoang Cam: RITUAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: A Case Study of the Tai in Mai Chau District, Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam (p. 48)
Oliver Raendchen: BIRDS IN LAO MYTHOLOGY (p. 64)
Patit Paban Mishra: RAPPROCHEMENT BETWEEN THAI BUDDHISM AND INDIAN TRADITIONS: A Study in Cultural Interaction (p. 75)
Siraporn Nathalang: CONFLICT AND COMPROMISE BETWEEN THE INDIGE- NOUS BELIEFS AND BUDDHISM AS REFLECTED IN TAI-THAI RICE MYTHS (p. 85)
Venerable Mettanando Bhikkhu: A CASE STUDY OF BEST PRACTICES IN BUDDHISM (p. 96)
Sakurai Yoshihide: THE ROLE OF BUDDHIST MONKS IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND THEIR SOCIAL FUNCTION IN CIVIL SOCIETY (p. 108)

overview article
Pratashlata Buragohain: A GLIMPSE OF AHOM RITUALS (p. 125)
Cen Xian An: RELIGIONS AND BELIEFS OF THE CHUANG. An Overview (p. 137)

event
Photographs by Hans Georg Berger (p. 145)
HET BUN - DAI BUN. Rituals of a Sacred City. (p. 149)

short report
Mayoury Ngaosyvathana and Pheuiphanh Ngaosyvathana: ENTERTAINING GODS. WHEN THE CHINESE OPERA PERFORMS ON THE HOO KAANG PREMISES (p. 151)

conference report
abstracts
book reviews
glossary
of Tai terms in connection with "belief", compiled by O. Raendchen

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