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Exploring Naga Images: Textual Analysis of Thailand’s Narratives

@inproceedings{Chang2017ExploringNI,
  title={Exploring Naga Images: Textual Analysis of Thailand’s Narratives},
  author={Ya Liang Chang},
  year={2017}
}
  • Y. Chang
  • Published 1 April 2017
  • Linguistics
Naga, the guardian of the Buddhist Three Gems, dominates the waters, and is an important cultural image in Thailand, as well as an auspicious symbol in ordinary life. This article uses nine Thai stories as texts to explore images of the Naga. The results show that the Naga images of Thailand’s narratives can be divided into two types: images from Buddhist stories and those from indigenous stories. The main difference between the two types is the Naga’s behavior after converting to Buddhism. The… 

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