(Duncan Mccargo & Krisadawan Hongladarom, 2004, questionnaire interview with young people in northeastern Thailand, note 1) Most Chinese are unfamiliar with ethnic groups in Southeast Asia, because it is beyond the daily experience of many people, but apart from ethnic names, many cultural models in Southeast Asia are similar to Taiwanese society. This seems to be a formula of "politics + ethnic groups".
Different, but the interaction patterns and cultural meanings are the same. Southeast Asia is connected by land, and the national borders are a bit dangerous old picture restoration and culturally colorful. The borders of Myanmar, Thailand, Thailand, Cambodia and Lao-Vietnam in North Southeast Asia all present different customs due to ethnic diversity. Among these areas, the Mekong River The border culture of Thailand and Laos is special because the main ethnic groups on both sides of the Mekong River are Lao people.
Compared with other countries, the ethnic relations on the border between Thailand and Laos are relatively simple, and the humanities are also similar. The only complicated thing is politics. Northeast Thailand (or Isan, Yishan) and Laobei are bounded by the Mekong River, with one country on each side, but the residents of the two places have always been related to ethnic origin, culture and geography.