Dao Sirui

Dao Sirui is a doctoral student at the Asia-Africa-Institute, University of Hamburg, Germany. His research, carried out under the guidance of Prof. Grabowsky, focuses on the literature and history of the Tai peoples in Southeast Asia. He currently studies the encounter between western officials and missionaries and the natives in the Upper Mekong River region during the nineteenth century. Within the CRISEA project his focus is on the trans-border ethnic-religious practice of the Tai Lü people in China, Myanmar, Laos and Thailand.

1 Publications by  Dao Sirui
Trans-border Religious Migration of Tai Lü
The Tai Lü, a sub-group of the southwestern branch of the Tai-Kadai ethno-linguistic family, originally lived in Sipsong Panna. Due to forced and voluntary migrations over the last two centuries, the Tai Lü are now widely spread over the the Upper Mekong basin where the borders of China, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar (Burma) intersect, with some Tai Lü groups even found in the borderlands of northern Vietnam. Thus the Tai Lü constitute a transnational ethnic group par excellence; recently it has drawn much academic attention, notable in the field of social and cultural ...
20 Dec 2018 11.51 AM