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Iu-Mien in Muang Nan Politics: a Contribution from Siamese Sources

Iu-Mien or Yao is an ethnic minority inhabited in mountainous regions of Northern Thailand alongside other highlanders. Thai receptions towards these highlanders are of an isolated community, independent from lowland müang, etc. Dr Suchon’s presentation, an outcome of his own research, will propose a different perspective. The initiation of his research follows the groundbreaking study of Hjorleifur Jonsson’s Iu-Mien ethnohistory. His research pursues further by using official sources from the National Archive of Thailand to contextualize the political sphere of Iu-Mien among Tai-Lao müangs network and Siamese court.

About the speaker

Dr Suchon Mallikamarl completed his PhD at the Vienna University of Technology. He holds a lectureship at the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Kasetsart University. His current research focuses on Lao-Tai carpentry techniques and on the building culture of the Iu-Mien (Yao) in mainland Southeast Asia.

To comply with social distancing rules, we must limit the total number of attendees. Please book your seat(s) in advance by emailing or phoning your booking to the Society


Saturday, 12 February 2022 at 14:00


Lecture room, 4/Floor, The Siam Society


Member and Students- Free of charge

Non-members- THB 200

For more information, please contact

Khun Pinthip at 02 661 6470-3 or e-mail


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