School of Sinology

The School aims to produce graduates well-rounded in China-related affairs, including administrative, political, economic, social, and foreign relations issues, with profound knowledge of the Chinese way of thinking and high proficiency in Chinese.

List of All Study Programmes

  • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Business Chinese
    • Chinese Language and Culture
    • Chinese Studies
    • Teaching Chinese Language


Dr.Arphon Thiragun

Dr.Arphon Thiragun


Tel: +66 (0) 5391 6690


  • Ph.D.      Chinese Language Philology, Southwest University, China
  • M.A.        Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Language, Southwest University, China
  • B.A.         Information Science, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

  • Ancient character of Chinese and Thai Dialect
  • Linguistic
  • Sipsongbanna Dai alphabet(Tai lue in Xishuangbanna)
  • Isarn sutra alphabet(Thamma isarn)
  • Lanna alphabet


  • Excellent International Graduate for PhD's degree.(优秀毕业生:博士)
  • Excellent International Graduate for Master's degree.(优秀毕业生:硕士)

Published during the period of study:

  • A comparative study on the character of Dai languange in Xishuangbanna and Yishan sutra in Thailand
  • A reserch into influences of Thai Character on Thai Isarn sutra scripts

Contact School

School of Sinology

Mae Fah Luang University

333 Moo1, Thasud, Muang, Chiang Rai 57100
0 5391 6690
0 5391 6723