Ethnicity and Buddhism in Keng Tung, Shan State of Myanmar

14 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2021 Last revised: 14 Feb 2022

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Cherdchart Hirunro

Mae Fah Luang University

Pollavat Prapattong

Mae Fah Luang University

Date Written: November 5, 2021

Abstract

This article aims to explain the reconstruction of an ethnic group inhabiting at religious sites from being a minority ethnic group to become a part of social structure in the traditional state of Keng Tung and Muang La, Shan State of Myanmar. The key factors in the reconstruction were legends and tales, settlement, religion, customs, and architecture of places of religious worship. These factors contributed to the ethnic group’s function as a mechanism of a traditional state.

Keywords: Buddhism, KengTung, Ethnicity

Suggested Citation

Hirunro, Cherdchart and Prapattong, Pollavat, Ethnicity and Buddhism in Keng Tung, Shan State of Myanmar (November 5, 2021). Rian Thai International Journal of Thai Studies, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3957381 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3957381

Cherdchart Hirunro (Contact Author)

Mae Fah Luang University ( email )

Muang, Ching Rai 57100
Thailand

Pollavat Prapattong

Mae Fah Luang University ( email )

Muang, Ching Rai 57100
Thailand

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