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Type : Ebook
Publisher : RCSD
Author : Salai Myochit
ISBN : 9786163981257
Language : English
Number of Pages : 100
File Size : 2.17 MB

"Social Structure and Traditional Leadership in Cho Chin Society before Christianity"


In this second volume of the "Understanding
Myanmar's Development" series, Salai Myochit—himself an ethnic
Chin—conducted a focused ethnographic study on several Cho communities in Chin
state. With direct access to community elders and steeped in the cultural
context that is the subject of his research, he set out to record the oral
history of the Cho Chin people prior to their conversion to Christianity in the
1960’s and 1970’s. More than just cultural archival, this research provides
fascinating insight into the social structure and leadership rituals of a
subsistence, community-based society and people with unique practices of status
and power, conferred by the possession of the ox-like mithun. This research is
especially precious now as these rituals and practices are under serious threat
from modernization, globalization, and the government policies of today’s

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