UnderstandingThe North

Just Bob

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Jul 18, 2012
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I've been on a quest to try to understand the Kachin and Shan issues. I just ran across this review of Edmund Leach’s classic 1954 ethnography; Political Systems of Highland Burma by Fred Bane, an MA student in Ethnology at Nanjing University. The review itself is quit informative.

Review of Edmund Leach’s Political Systems of Highland Burma |

"Political Systems of Highland Burma by Edmund Leach is a book about the Kachin and Shan of Northeast Burma, a region of hills and valleys which the author refers to as the “Kachin Hills.” This classic of anthropology is special because rather than a history of an “ethnic group” or a “tribe” it is a history of a region..."
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