Nation and Culture

 

editorial                                                                                                                         4

 

           

     article                                                                                                                        

 

Saichol Sattayanurak           THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MAINSTREAM                       7

THOUGHT ON 'THAI NATION' AND 'THAINESS'

BY LUANG WICHIT WATHAKAN  

 

Virginia Maguire                   THE THAI LANGUAGE: A DIALECT WITH AN ARMY?   35

An Exploration of Linguistic Nationalism and

Language Standardisation                                               

 

Lindsay Falvey                     THE SUCCESS OF THE CHINESE IN THAILAND:         51           

                                               The Case of Agribusiness

Staffan Lindberg                  WHEN WILL THE FARMERS UNITE?                             62

The Long Road to Democracy in Rural Thailand

 

 

Ven. Mettanando Bhikkhu  THE MEANING OF BUDDHA`S LAST SAYING                82

                                               FOR BUDDHISTS AND CHRISTS

 

Michael Axel                    WHY IS BUDDHISM, IS RELIGION SO                            92

IMPORTANT IN THAI CULTURE?

 

Patrice Ladwig                     THE MIMETIC REPRESENTATION OF THE DEAD     120

AND SOCIAL SPACE AMONG THE BUDDHIST LAO

 

Jana Raendchen                  THE ORIGIN OF THE LAO: Myths and Legends           135

    

  

     portrait                                                                                                   160

 

     conference report                                                                                                   167

 

     book review                                                                                                              171

 

     article review                                                                                                           184