Rain Thai Vol.9/2016


  • Prevailing Constraints in the Search for Durable Solutions for Refugees in Displacement along the Thai-Myanmar Border
    Aungkana Kmonpetch
  • Suankularb English School: A School for Future Bureaucrats and the Ruling Class, 1883-1897
    Arwut Teeraeak , Villa Vilaithong
  • Dāna Dhamma Tradition of the Tai Diaspora in Thailand: The Selection of the Donated Scriptures and the Role of the Tradition
    Chatuporn Petchaboon
  • Ethnographic Analogy and the Archaeological Record of Northern Thailand: Insights from Mlabri Hunter – Gatherers and the Tham Lod Rockshelter Archaeofauna Cyler Conrad A Synthesis of the Major Concepts and Characteristics of Thai Buddhist Literature
    Pisit Kobbun
  • New Year “Countdown” Chanting Ceremony in Contemporary Thai Society: An Analysis of an Invented Tradition
    Prasirt Runra
  • Nora Rong Khru Ritual: Roles of the Ritual in the Context of Ban Plairamai, a Siamese village in Kedah, Malaysia
    Preeyarat Chaowalitprapan
  • Examining the Continuity of Chinese Cultural Characteristics of the Thai-Chinese Community in Hat Yai Through the Chinese New Year Festival
    Robert Cummings
  • Bunchu Phu Narak and Resistance to Modernity
    Thanayod Lopattananont

Honorary Editors

  • Yukio Ikemoto, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo
  • Hong-koo Kim, Pusan University of Foreign Studies, Pusan
  • William J. Klausner, Institute of Security and International Studies, Bangkok
  • Pranee Kullavanich, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
  • Elizabeth Moore, School of Oriental and African Studies, London

Peer Review Committee

  • Arthid Sheravanichkul
  • Dares Chusri
  • Jerrold W. Huguet
  • Nontivich Tandavanitj
  • Peter Skilling
  • Piyorose Tongkerd
  • Pornrat Damrhung
  • Pram Sounsamut
  • Rittirong Jiwaganon
  • Sitthiphon Kruarattikan
  • Sukanya Bamrungsuk
  • Sukanya Patrachai
  • Sukanya Sujachaya

Editorial Board

  • Suchitra Chongstitvatana, Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University,Editor-in-Chief
  • Peter Skilling, École française d’Extrême-Orient, Bangkok
  • Justin McDaniel, University of Pennsylvania


  • Suchitra Chongstitvatana

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