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The Center for Research on Plurality in the Mekong Region (CERP) HS.02 floor 1 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Muang Khon Kaen, Khon Kaen, 40002 Tel/Fax 043-203215
Tel.043-203215
Email: cerp2001@hotmail.com / plurality@kku.ac.th
https://plurality.kku.ac.th/home.html

Background

The Center for Research on Plurality in the Mekong Region (CERP) was established in 2003. At present (2009) the center is composed of 30 researchers affiliated with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and also with the Faculty of Architecture, and Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts. Each year there are several Ph.D. and M.Sc. students conducting research under the supervision of the Center’s staff. Mekong Region encompasses six countries: Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand. This region has been recognized for its diverse cultural richness, yet at the same time is rapidly changing. Globalization and regionalization generate unprecedented flow of goods, investments, people, and images across national boundaries. Knowledge of the region’s social and cultural diversities under transformation will contribute to mutual understanding, cooperation, sustainable development and prosperity of the region.

Goal & Mission

Vision

CERP will conduct research and generate new body of knowledge on the pluralistic societies and cultures in the Mekong Region, and will suggest development alternatives that are sustainable and respectful of cultural differences.

 

Mission

  1. 1. To conduct research on pluralistic societies in the Mekong Region in such areas as social and cultural pluralism, linguistic pluralism, ecological pluralism and resource management.
  2. 2. To integrate research into graduate-level education and build a body of knowledge based on Asian experiences.
  3. 3. To disseminate information for academic and development purposes.

Director

Asst. Prof. Dr. Keeratiporn Jutaviriya

The Center for Research on Plurality in the Mekong Region (CERP)

Email: cerp2001@hotmail.com / plurality@kku.ac.th
Tel: 043-203215

Research Team

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Rukchanok Chumnanmak, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Patcharin Lapanun, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nopadon Thungsakul, Faculty of Architecture, Khon Kaen University

  • Prof. Dr. Kornwipa Poonpol, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University

  • Ph.D. Kaowta Chantranuson, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Thananan Boonwanna, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University

  • D. Wiangkum Choun-u-dom, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University

 

Recent Publication

  • Chumnanmak, R., Jutaviriya, K., Ostapirat, P. and Jaiborisudhi, W. (2019). Cross-border Travel and Tourism: Mobility within the Border Areas Becoming Special Economic Zone. Proceeding of TASS International Conference on Advancement in Economics Management Studies. Humanities and Social Science (AEMHS), Taipei, Taiwan. August 06-07, 2019. 3.
  • Ratchada Ruangsarakul, Viyouth Chamruspanth and Keeratiporn Jutaviriya. (2017). The Capital Concept and Organic Agriculture Produation of Farmer Group] Southern Thailand. Proceeding of the 5th Global Conference on Business and Social Sciences. December 4-5, Bangkok: Global Academy of Training & Research (GATR) Enterprise.
  • Ratchada Ruangsarakul, Viyouth Chamruspanth and Keeratiporn Jutaviriya. (2019). The Inter-Organizational Cooperation in the Implementation of Organic Rice Production Policy in the Southern Region of Thailand. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Volume 14, Issue 22, 2019: 8408-8414.

Ratchada Ruangsarakul, Viyouth Chamruspanth and Keeratiporn Jutaviriya. (2019). Structuration Theory and Social Capital: A Qualitative Case Study of Organic Producer Groups in Southern Thailand. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies. Volume 14, Issue 2, 2019: 13-26.

Research Highlight

 

CERP Research Programs and Sub-Programs (2008-2012)

 

Programs SubPrograms
1. Transnational economy, transnational investment, regional development and their impacts in the Mekong Region 1.1 Transnational migration in the Mekong Region
1.2 Border economy and societies
1.3 Transnational development, transnational investment and their impacts
2. Transnational societies and cultures in the Mekong Region 2.1 Cross-cultural marriage
2.2 Transnational families and communities
3. History of the Mekong Region 3.1 Analysis of history text books
3.2 Mekong economy and polity: an historical analysis
3.3 International relations in the Mekong Region
3.4 State of knowledge on history of the Mekong Region
4. Cultural pluralism and cultural diversities in the Mekong Region 4.1 Mekong architecture
4.2 Mekong literature, linguistics, languages and language teaching
4.3 Education systems in the Mekong Region
4.4 Mekong ethnic diversities
4.5 Religions and beliefs in the Mekong Region
4.6 Art in the Mekong Region
5. Sustainable development, natural resource and environmental management, development alternatives in the Mekong Region 5.1 Human resource development in the Mekong Region
5.2 Natural resource and environmental management in the Mekong Region
5.3 Local wisdoms and indigenous knowledge in the Mekong Region

 

 

Research Collaborations

  • Chulalongkorn University
  • Prince of Songkla University
  • Thammasart University
  • Chiang Mai University
  • Kyoto University
  • University of the Ryukyus
  • Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET)
  • University of Copenhagen
  • National University of Singapore

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