War and Peace in the Borderlands of Myanmar: The Kachin Ceasefire, 1994-2011
War and Peace in the Borderlands of Myanmar: The Kachin Ceasefire, 1994-2011 Discusses historical perspectives on war and peace in Kachin space and political economics of ceasefire during 1944-1961. Explores the borderland dimension of the armed peace from a different perspective, as well as the formal and informal diplomatic relationships made with the Chinese government. Focuses on cultural intimacies of Kachin nationalism, such as Kachin identity, Kachin land and women’s rights. Traces women’s life in war and peace, Kachin student life at Yangon university, and the funding of Kachin National Organization (KNO). Covers ethnic and land conflicts in Northeast India, and the social memory of the Mizo Buai. Concludes reflections on Kachin ceasefire in the past, present and future.