Publisher: White Lotus Co Ltd (March 18, 2001)
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This vegetarian pageant is the preferred and complicated non secular occasion in southern Thailand. during this richly illustrated paintings, Erik Cohen provides a close ethnography of the pageant in accordance with prolonged fieldwork carried out throughout the Nineteen Nineties. the point of interest of Cohen's research is the interrelationship among the dynamics of the competition, chinese language ethnicity in modern Thailand and the advance of tourism at the island of Phuket. The examine exhibits that, although the competition increased significantly lately and have become more and more stunning, its primary constitution manifests a stunning measure of continuity, while its that means more and more alterations from a devotional ritual to a public spectacle. unusually, in spite of the fact that, the turning out to be approval for the competition is due much less to overseas tourism at the island, and extra to a transforming into allure of the competition for the Thai and overseas chinese language believers and viewers, in the hunt for an 'authentic' chinese language competition which can't be visible anymore even in modern China.