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

Mandy Sadan


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 to the west and China to the east. This book explores the origins of the armed movement that started in 1961 and considers why it has continued for so long. The book places the problems that have led to hostilities between the political heartland of Burma and one of its most important peripheries in a longer perspective than usual. It explains how the experience of globalisation and international ge ... More

Keywords: Burma, Myanmar, Kachin, conflict, ethno-nationalism, Edmund Leach, James C. Scott, Zomia, borders, armed resistance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780197265550
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265550.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mandy Sadan, author
SOAS University of London