Rian Thai – Volume 6/2013



1) Tourism, Nature, Healing, and Dissent : The Plurality of International Meditators in Thailand / Brooke Schedneck


2) Prolongation Ritual : Rite of Passage in Lanna Society / Cherdchart Hirunro


3)The Role of Mindfulness Meditation and Aesthetic Virtue in the Transition from the Emptiness of Self to Social Engagement: Buddhadasa’s Appropriation of D. T. Suzuki’s Theory of Buddhist Enlightenment / Geoff Ashton


4) Transmitting Traditional Lanna Music in the Modern-Day City of Chiang Mai / Joel Akins


5) Rediffusion : History of Broadcasting and Chinese Society in Thailand, 1950S-1970s / Kornphanat Tungkeunkunt


6) Women Enter The ‘Public Sphere’ : Thailand’s Post-Revolutionary Period 1932-1956 / Natanaree Posrithong


7) The Role of Chinese Tea Shops in Promoting Chinese Tea Culture in Bangkok / Sakaorat Harnkarnchanasuwat


8) Compromised Margins : Rethinking Power, State and Village Relations in the Borderlands of Thailand and Lao PDR / Soimart Rungmanee


9) Endangered Thai Music Culture :The Current Situation of the khrueang sai pi chawa Ensemble / Supeena Insee Adler


10) Footloose Traders and the Making of a ‘Space of Exception’ : Case Study of a Community of Chanthaburi Gem Traders in the Northern-most Border Town of Thailand / Yuthpong Chantrawarin


11) Thailand’s Unique Case of Inter-Gender Role Negotiations : Inter-Gender Sibling Rivalry and “Castration” in Thai Novels Depicting Gender Status Renegotiations in Chinese-Thai Families / Ami Zarchi