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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
The Jingpo: Kachin of the Yunnan Plateau
Published By: Original publisher
Tempe, Ariz.: Program for Southeast Asian Studies. 1997.
xx, 360 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Zhusheng Wang ; foreword by F.K. Lehman
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Community structure (621);
Community heads (622);
Real property (423);
Form and rules of government (642);
Chief executive (643);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Settlement patterns (361);
Gift giving (431);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Mode of marriage (583);
Income and demand (434);
Standard of living (511);
Exchange transactions (437);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Cereal agriculture (243);
Territorial hierarchy (631);
Special crops (249);
Labor supply and employment (464);
Cult of the dead (769);
Research and development (654);
Local officials (624);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This book discusses aspects of social change among the
Jingpo, a section of ethnic Kachin people living in Yunnan along the Sino-Burmese border.
It shows that before the 1949 revolution in China, the Jingpo were quite different from
their Han and Dai neighbors in terms of political, economic, and social structure. The
revolution altered Jingpo society, but certain important characteristics survived the
transformation. One of these includes the continuity of rice cultivation which shaped
economic structures and social relations among villagers.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-354) and
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Teferi Abate Adem; 2011
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Kachin people, Yunnan Plateau, Burma
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Jingpo (Chinese people)//Kachin (Asian people)