One Night in Chiangmai: An Interpretive Essay About Regional Identity
Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, 3(3), 358-366, 2014
9 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2014
Date Written: September 11, 2014
The present essay explores some of the issues faced by the author when he tried to interpret the cultural space of the central area of Chiangmai as a liminal part of the public sphere. Lights, temples, monuments, and most importantly the people who came into contact with the author during a long night stroll are given a voice and the seamless sea of stimuli faced at the heart of the ancient city are interpreted through the tools of Social Science.
Keywords: Chiangmai, Culture, Thailand, Lanna, Cultural Politics
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