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Being and Becoming Kachin: Histories Beyond the State in the Borderworlds of Burma

Mandy Sadan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265550
eISBN:
9780191760341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265550.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Since independence in 1948, Burma has suffered from many internal conflicts. One of the longest of these has been in the Kachin State, in the north of the country where Burma has borders with India ... More


Introduction

Mandy Sadan

in Being and Becoming Kachin: Histories Beyond the State in the Borderworlds of Burma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265550
eISBN:
9780191760341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265550.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter considers perspectives on modern Kachin ethno-nationalism from the vantage point of different communities in Burma, India, China, and Thailand. It discusses anthropological ... More


War and independence

Mandy Sadan

in Being and Becoming Kachin: Histories Beyond the State in the Borderworlds of Burma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265550
eISBN:
9780191760341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265550.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers the impact of World War II on the Kachin region. It examines evidence for the motivations of Kachin volunteers during the war in the Kachin Levies and other organisations. It ... More


Under enemy occupation: The test of the Kachin

Richard Cockett

in Blood, Dreams and Gold: The Changing Face of Burma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300204513
eISBN:
9780300215984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204513.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers how many indigenous ethnic groups in Burma struggle for the right to express their own cultural and political identities against the Burmans. Unlike the immigrants to Burma ... More


A Life in Service of Change

Karin Eberhardt

in Burmese Lives: Ordinary Life Stories Under the Burmese Regime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199335039
eISBN:
9780199366750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199335039.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Karin Eberhardt discusses the life of a Kachin man in the Shan State of Burma. The son of a duwa (village area chief), shaman, and opium cultivator, Sara Brang Awng (a pseudonym) grew up to become an ... More


The Extraordinariness of Ordinary Lives

Mandy Sadan

in Burmese Lives: Ordinary Life Stories Under the Burmese Regime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199335039
eISBN:
9780199366750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199335039.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Mandy Sadan explores the life story of Maran Ja Bang, a Kachin woman born in Shan State (and also the author’s mother-in-law) who later lived in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State. Sadan’s ... More


Civilian Protection, Resilience, and Insecurity in Myanmar

Alistair D. B. Cook

in Civilian Protection in the Twenty-First Century: Governance and Responsibility in a Fragmented World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199467501
eISBN:
9780199087204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467501.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the self-protection strategies of three conflict-affected communities in Myanmar. It considers the relative importance of self-protection in the Myanmar context and implications ... More


The Geopolitics of Change in Myanmar

Bertil Lintner

in The Agartala Doctrine: A Proactive Northeast in Indian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463800
eISBN:
9780199086535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463800.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Important changes have taken place in Myanmar’s domestic policies and foreign relations since a new government assumed power in March 2011. Myanmar has distanced itself from China, until then the ... More


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