Ethnicity and Buddhism in Keng Tung, Shan State of Myanmar
14 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2021 Last revised: 14 Feb 2022
Date Written: November 5, 2021
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
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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
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