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  • The Chong People

    $9.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    The Chong People—A Pearic-Speaking Group of Southeastern Thailand and Their Kin in the Region is a work about the indigenous Chong people who have settled in Chanthaburi and Trat provinces of southeastern Thailand and an overview about their Pearic kin groups in Thailand and Cambodia.

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  • William C. Dodd’s ‘The Tai Race’—Annotated and Illustrated

    $4.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    William C. Dodd’s ‘The Tai Race’—Annotated and Illustrated is a supplementary work to Joachim Schliesinger’s trilogy about the Origin of the Tai People. It contains information about Dodd’s biography and an interpretation of his view regarding the origin of the Tai race as well as the complete text of Dodd’s classic work The Tai Race: Elder Brother of the Chinese. In addition, it also includes the text of his article “Some Notes on a Missionary Tour through South China among the Tai Race” published in 1910.

    Dodd’s textual works are annotated with informative notes about his missionary undertakings and illustrated with plenty of images.

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  • Elephants in Thailand 3 – White Elephants in Thailand and Neighboring Countries

    $17.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    The elephant is the national symbol of Thailand. Yet, despite its close association with the people of the country over the centuries and the many services it has rendered to the kings and ordinary men, its very future survival hangs in the balance.

    This third volume, Elephants in Thailand – White Elephants in Thailand and Neighboring Countries, defines the “white elephant”, recounts the myths about white elephants in ancient Indian lore (the Jatakas) and their transmission to Southeast Asia, presents reports of early Western travelers on the white elephant stables in Siam and Burma, and finally gives an account of the royal white elephants in contemporary Thailand. The text is complemented by 110 illustrations.

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  • Elephants in Thailand 2 – Through the Ages

    $17.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    The elephant is the national symbol of Thailand. Yet, despite its close association with the people of the country over the centuries and the many services it has rendered to the kings and ordinary men, its very future survival hangs in the balance.

    This second volume Elephants in Thailand – Through the Ages, portrays the association between elephant and man since the dawn of history and the importance of elephants in Thai history. It describes the deep roots of the elephant in mythology, describes the important position of the elephant at court, especially as battle elephant, and provides much information about the employment and usefulness of elephants in daily life in Siam. The text is supported by 90 illustrations, largely from antiquarian sources.

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  • Tai Groups of Thailand 2 – Profile of the Existing Groups

    $24.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Tai Groups of Thailand – Profile of the Existing Groups sketches each of the 30 Tai-speaking groups residing in Thailand: the Thai people of central Thailand, the numerous Lao Isan people of northeastern Thailand, the well-known Lao, Lue, Yuan and Tai Yai of northern Thailand; it also describes the lesser known and smaller groups (Kaleung, Khorat Tai, Lao Ga, Lao Krang, Lao Lorn or Tai Dan, Lao N gaew, Lao Song, Lao Ti, Lao Wieng, Phuan, Phu Tai, Seak, Southern Thai, Tai Bueng, Tai Dam, Tai Gapong, Tai Khoen, Tai Mao, Tai Wang, Tai Ya, Tai Yong, Tai Yor, Tak Bai Thai, Yoy) which are distributed throughout the length and breadth of Thailand.

    The groups are presented with their domestic history, costumes and crafts, design of houses and villages, activities in agriculture and economy, society and religion of each of the 30 individual Tai groups, supported by 115 color illustrations.

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  • Elephants in Thailand 1 – Mahouts and Their Cultures Today

    $17.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    The elephant is the national symbol of Thailand. Yet, despite its close association with the people of the country over the centuries and the many services it has rendered to the kings and ordinary men, its very future survival hangs in the balance.

    This first volume, Elephants in Thailand – Mahouts and their Cultures Today, describes in detail the various ethnic groups, such as the Central Thai, Southern Thai, Yuan, Tai Yai, Tai Lue, Tai Yong, Tai Khoen, Lao Isan, Khorat Thai, Phuan, Kui, Mon, Khamu, Mpi, Lawa and Karen, and their specific elephant traditions, some extinct but most still alive. One-hundred-and-eighteen images show the daily life of the elephant today. This volume also provides a bibliography about literature concerning elephants.

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  • Tai Groups of Thailand 1 – Introduction and Overview

    $24.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Tai Groups of Thailand – Introduction and Overview describes the early events of Southeast Asia and today’s territory of Thailand before the coming of the Tai, presents the history after their arrival, informs about the hypothesis of the origin of the Tai race and shows the development of the ethnic Tai people in the context of the many distinct Tai groups and their kingdoms, states and principalities in Asia in general and in Thailand in particular.

    Linguistic development and classification of the Tai language, its branches and dialects, is explained as well as the description of the central Thai language. Finally, Tai agriculture and food, Tai handicrafts, Tai architecture and Tai religion are highlighted. Their way of living is clarified with 163 color illustrations and an extensive bibliography for further reading.

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