t'ai

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t’ai

Chinese tower structure, rectangular in plan with several receding stories. Watchtower in the Han period; earlier, a hunting or pleasure tower.
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Even if scholars are looking 'uphill' or 'outward' in their studies of the larger context of Tai peoples, many of them still mostly notice Bangkok royalty past and present.
Smalley concludes his book with a chapter entitled "Minority Problem as Thai Problem", in which he avoids polemics but nevertheless points out a number of issues that he generalizes as "a manifestation of a breakdown in ancient relationships between Tai peoples and others, an emerging incompatibility between aspects of an ancient worldview and modernization" (p.