Building on insights from sociology and anthropology, organizational scholars argued that organizations could possess distinct cultures, or sets of shared values, beliefs, and norms that guide the attitudes and actions of organizational members.
Culture[ edit ] Intermarriage with the Thais has resulted in many people who claim Thai ethnicity with Chinese ancestry, or mixed. Only elderly Chinese immigrants still speak their native varieties of Chinese.
In the modern Thai language there are many signs of Chinese influence. Many Thai Chinese families have their children learn Mandarin Chinese to reaffirm their ethnic Chinese identity as Mandarin has been increasingly the primary language of business for Overseas Chinese business communities.
Bamboo network and Economy of Thailand Thai Chinese in the past set up small enterprises such as street vending to eke out a living, a humble profession passed on to the present day. A distinct Sino-Thai business community has emerged as the dominant economic group, controlling virtually all the major business sectors across the country.
He used the data to estimate the Chinese — about five-sixths of whom were unmarried men in the prime of life — "as equivalent to an ordinary population of above 37, and Most of the leading businessmen in Thailand were of Chinese extraction and accounted for a significant portion of the Thai upper class.
Chinese were also accused of producing poverty for the Thai peasant, charging astronomically high interest rates, when in reality, the Thai banking business was highly competitive. By the end of the nineteenth century, the Chinese would lose their control of foreign trade to the European colonial powers and began to act as compradores for Western trading houses.
Ethnic Chinese also entered extraction intensive industries such as tin mining, teak-cutting, sawmilling, rice-miling, as well as the transportation sector through building ports and railways. Midth century Thailand was isolationist with its economy mired in state-owned enterprises.
Despite their small numbers as compared to the native Thai population, the Chinese have controlled virtually every line of business, ranging from small retail trade to large industries.
Market gardening, sugar production The Chinese introduced the sugar industry to Thailandand fish exporting was dominated by the Chinese. Despite failed Thai affirmative action -based policies in the s to economically empower the impoverished indigenous Thai majority, 70 percent of retailing outlets and 80 to 90 percent of rice mills were controlled by ethnic Chinese.
Many Thai Chinese have sent their children to newly established Chinese language schools, visiting China in record numbers, investing in China, and assuming Chinese surnames. CP Group also owns and operates Tesco Lotusone of the largest foreign hypermarket operators with 74 stores and seven distribution centers throughout 30 cities across China.
It is cited as the most popular golf course in Asia. InChanchai became the first owner of a business jet in Mainland China. With over other 30 businesses in China, the company employs approximately 7, Chinese workers. The increased economic clout wielded by Thai Chinese has triggered distrust, resentment and Anti-Chinese sentiment among the poorer indigenous Thai majority, many whom engage in rural agrarian rice peasantry in a stark socioeconomic contrast to their modern, wealthier, and cosmopolitan middle class Chinese counterparts, who mainly engage in business, the skilled trades, or white collar professional occupations.
Rama VI commented that the Thai Chinese were a "problem" for Thailand and compared the Thai Chinese to the Jews as a group of outsider aliens who are loyal to their own ethnic group than that of their own host country.
Beginning in the late s and recommencing in the s, the Thai government majority have dealt with this wealth disparity by pursuing a systematic and ruthless campaign of forced assimilation achieved through property confiscation, forced expropriation, coercive social policies, and draconian policies of anti-Chinese cultural suppression essentially destroying any trace of ethnic Han Chinese consciousness and identity.
Theravada Buddhism has since become the religion of many ethnic Chinese in Thailand, especially among assimilated Chinese.
Very often, many Chinese in Thailand combine practices of Chinese folk religion with Theravada Buddhism. During the festive season, devotees will abstain from meat and mortification of the flesh by Chinese mediums are also commonly seen, and the rites and rituals seen are devoted to the veneration of Tua Pek Kong.
Such idiosyncratic traditions were developed during the 19th century in Phuket by the local Chinese with influences from Thai culture. They belong to a group of Chinese peopleknown as Chin Ho. There are currently seven Chinese mosques in Chiang Mai one of them is Baan Haw Mosquea well known mosque in the north.
Dialect groups[ edit ] The vast majority of Thai Chinese belong to various southern Chinese dialect groups. Of these, 56 percent are Teochew also commonly spelled as Teochiu16 percent Hakka and 11 percent Hainanese. The Cantonese and Hokkien each constitute seven percent of the Chinese population, and three percent belong to other Chinese dialect groups.
People who are of mainly Chinese descent are descendants of immigrants who relocated to Thailand as well as other parts of Nanyang the Chinese term for Southeast Asia used at the time in the early to midth century due to famine and civil war in the southern Chinese provinces of Hainan HainaneseGuangdong Teochew, Cantonese and Hakka groups and Fujian Hokkien, Henghua, Hockchew and Hakka groups.
Many of them worked in government, while others were involved in trade. During the reign of King Taksin, some influential Teochew traders were granted certain privileges. These people share a similar culture and identity with the Peranakan Chinese in neighboring IndonesiaSingaporeand Malaysia.ScienceDirect is the world's leading source for scientific, technical, and medical research.
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