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Title: Chin people
Language: English
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chin_State
Date of entry/update: 12 November 2010


Title: Matupi & Chin History
Language: English
Source/publisher: Matupi Students Union (Burma)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 12 November 2010


Individual Documents

Title: Chin Ethnic Identity and Chin Politic in Myanmar
Date of publication: 26 July 2015
Description/subject: Conclusion: "To conclude the article, chin state has diverse and multiple dialects, language, norms, traditions and religions, and is eager to set up own identity based on its context. Especially, from a small tribe to a big tribe group, they want to get their own identity and self-administration according to the history of myths and traditional practices. It means that every tribe group has the same rights and the same opportunities in its life. For instance, every tribe group has its own customary law and traditional land use authority. Moreover, the rights are leading them to establish federal system in their own destination, ensuring, respecting and protecting minority rights. Therefore, most of the ethnic political parties believe that Federalism is the best way to ensure and protect their own identity and own people in Myanmar. In fact, ethnic political parties play officially in the democratic system of Myanmar, demanding federal administration in the political agenda. For instance, by looking at the Chin ethnic political parties, they have the same vision, that is to initiate the federal state and ensure the rights of Chin people in Myanmar. Meanwhile, ethnic armed groups have been opposing the political system of Myanmar because the junta administration and democratic p ractice of Myanmar is not ensuring the political rights of ethnic people and indigenous p eople in term of social, cultural, traditional and administration. Mostly, Myanmar democratic transition has been a favor to the majority Burmese people, discrimination toward ethnic people in different levels of constitution and bureaucratic system, mainly dominated by central government as well. In fact, the minorities feel that they have to retain their language, their religion, their custom and be granted to be full members of the state. Especially, Chin political parties have been strongly standing on “We are co-founders of the U nion of Myanmar, also called the union of Burma”. I assume that if there is no federal system in Myanmar, the rights of ethnic groups will be neglected and the civil war will not end. In fact, the ethnic people and ethnic arm groups will fight to retain them in political agenda of Myanmar. However, the ethnic minorities of Myanmar need to tolerate the fact that inclusion is the best way to establish the union state rather than separation from the union state. Majority of them also need to recognize the philosophy of federalism and protect the rights of ethnic people, indigenous people and their ways of life. It means that the Union of Myanmar is found together with multi-nationality..."
Author/creator: Salai Vanni Bawi
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies: Burma/Myanmar in Transition: Connectivity, Changes and Challenges: University Academic Service Centre (UNISERV), Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 24-­26 July 2015
Format/size: pdf (732K)
Alternate URLs: http://rcsd.soc.cmu.ac.th/web/Burma/home.php#
Date of entry/update: 07 August 2015


Title: Zo History
Date of publication: 1986
Description/subject: "This book contains the most comprehensive analysis of the people mostly known as Chin, Khyeng, Kuki, Lushai, and Plains Chin. It analyses the effect of imposing several names to these people. The author, Dr. Vumson chooses "Zo" as the common name because most of them call themselves by this name. The readers will find how the Zo people migrated from Western China—Tibet to the valley of the Chindwin and Irrawaddy and then to the Kale —Kabaw—Myittha Valleys and why they migrated to the rugged hill areas they occupy now. The proud and brave Zo people were colonialized, though they resisted with all their might. Then Japan invaded their country, exposing them to modern industrial warfare and dislocating their social and political behaviour. When the colonial rule ended they were divided into three countries hopelessly outnumbered by Indians and Burmans. The book analyses how they struggle to survive and retain their distinctive identity. It is most interesting to see how the same people develope themselves in two forms of societies, one under socialism and the other under free enterprise." [from the cover of the hard copy edition]...N.B. MANY (MOST?) OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHIC ENDNOTES ARE REPLACED BY ". SINCE THE BIBLIOGRAPHY IS ALPHABETICAL, ONE CAN LOOK UP ANY NAME FOLLOWED BY ". THESE ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED IN A FUTURE VERSION, BUT IT MAY TAKE A LITTLE TIME. -- OBL LIBRARIAN.
Author/creator: Vumson
Source/publisher: Vumson via N.T. Thawnga, Aizawl, India
Format/size: pdf (2.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 October 2011