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This paper is a survey and preliminary analysis of Shan printing and publication in Thailand. The survey was conducted in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Chiang Rai where there are active Shan communities. The Shan publications found include eight magazines and several books classified as textbook, dictionary, religious literature, traditional knowledge, history, manual, and report. The problems of Shan printing and publication are: many writing systems; no standard character set; no standard vocabulary; lack of literary language skill; limited promotion and support for book printing; limited distribution; and limited educational content.



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