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Cultural Myths: Unpacking the Origins of Muay Thai

By Loh Han Loong, B.S.




Cultural Myths: Unpacking the Origins of Muay Thai

This article critically examines the way Muay Thai is portrayed in nonacademic sources, such as articles and websites. The manner in which Muay Thai is framed in popular culture is not simply the result of historical facts, but is a way of creating the Thai nation myth and the uniqueness of Thai culture.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 20 No. 3 (2011): 6 pages.


 


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