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Aspects of village life and culture change in Laos.

Joel Martin Halpern

Aspects of village life and culture change in Laos.

by Joel Martin Halpern

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Published by Council on Economic and Cultural Affairs in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Laos
    • Subjects:
    • Laos -- Rural conditions.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 142-143.

      StatementSpecial report prepared for the Council on Economic and Cultural Affairs, Inc.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHN700.L3 H3
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 143 p.
      Number of Pages143
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5782440M
      LC Control Number59034909
      OCLC/WorldCa1259763

      and direction of migrations of earlier Tai groups into Laos and parts of Southeast Asia is clarified. Tai Languages: Cultural Practices in Naming Villages At the level of the ban (village), the “pan-Tai” naming process has demonstrated remarkable continuity over time . Book Hotels. Laos The Best Small Towns and Villages in Laos Tha Khek: Part of a series of towns strung out along the Mekong through Laos, Tha Khek has been recently restored. It's now a lovely place to contemplate the might of the Mekong to your front and the splendor of the Khammouane Mountains to your back. but can change without notice.

      Vientiane, the capital of Laos with an estimated population of , (in ) is situated on the Mekong River. Other principal cities in Laos are Savannakhet, Luang Prabang, Pakse and Thakhek. For government administrative purposes Laos is subdivided into 16 provinces, and the Vientiane prefecture. Laos stands at the center of mainland Southeast Asia, sharing borders with all the main states in the region including China, so that when one touches on Laos, one touches the heart of the study of culture and society in Laos inevitably leads into broader issues associated with all the surrounding societies and cultures concerning their origins and contemporar/5(4).

      Rukmani, an old woman, reflects on her life. The educated daughter of a village headman fallen on hard times, Rukmani is married at the age of twelve to Nathan, a tenant farmer. Nathan treats her with kindness and respect as she learns the chores her new life requires. Within a year they have a. Culture Shock! Laos book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Diversity is the spice of life, and the highly regarded Cultures of th /5(1).


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