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- DescriptionThis book is an introductory history to the Shan/Tai people of South East Asia, tracing their movement from Central China in 2200BC to Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Northeast India. The Shan/Tai were the pioneers of rice farming, and most of the different groups have related words for farming practices, relationships, food and clothing. Their languages and alphabets are mutually intelligible to a certain extent. This history traces the relationships between the various Tai peoples spread out over South East Asia today. It is a good place to start if you want to learn about the Shan/Tai people. For some people it will be sufficient in itself; for the more serious student it paves the way for deeper study.
- Author BiographyShona Goodman grew up in the Orkney Islands in Scotland. After training to be a Research Chemist in Aberdeen, then Leeds, she changed direction and moved to Thailand to work with the Shan people. She has lived and worked amongst the Shan/Tai people in North Thailand for seventeen years, learning their language and culture as well as a deep love and respect for the people. She has travelled into China, Burma and Laos to meet and speak to Shan/Tai people. Shona is married to Andrew Goodman, and has four children. They lived for twelve years amongst the rural Shan in Maehongson, Thailand, before moving to the city of Chiang Mai to continue their work.
- Author(s)Dr Shona T S Goodman Phd
- Date of Publication19/05/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectRegional History
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight191 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine7 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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