KR Journal

Tha Kachinland Research Journal Vol. 1, ‘Call for Papers’

Kachinland Research Centre was founded in December 2015 with the aim of promoting social science research in Kachinland. In order to materialize that goal, the Centre plans to publish academic books both in Kachin and English languages, and one annual peer reviewed journal in English. Since the Center is still in its embryonic stage, it needs intellectual nourishment from both internal as well as external sources. In this regard, Kachinland Research Centre cordially invites research scholars from far and near to contribute articles for the Kachinland Research Journal. The specific information pertaining to the Journal is given as follows:

Nature of the Journal: The Kachinland Research Journal is an open-access online peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal that aims to promote the voices of native scholars in conversation with external voices.

Focus: contemporary social, economic and political problems

Format of articles: 100 words for abstract, 7 keywords, and an article of 5000 to 8000 words

Style: Since it is an interdisciplinary journal, both APA and Chicago styles of manual are allowed. Footnotes are permitted for the discipline of History. For other disciplines scholars are requested to use either in-text citation or endnotes.

Theme of the first issue: This issue is concerned with the ongoing civil war in Kachin state and northern Shan State focusing on its causes and implications on Kachin society in particular and Myanmar in general.

Hence, this issue is titled “War in Kachinland.”


Submission of abstract (100 words, 7 keywords and working title) due October 15 to 31, 2016

Submission of full paper (5000-8000 words) due March 15, 2017

Publication Date: Issue planned for Winter (October-December) 2017 Publication

KRJ Patrons:

  • Dr. Maran La Raw (Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois),
  • Dr. Mandy Sadan (Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Arts & Humanities, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
  • Dr. N Gan Tang Gun (Former Vice Principal of Kachin Theological College)
  • Lahpai Zau Gun (Former Deputy Chief of Mission to France, Japan and Russia)
  • Dr. Lahpai Ah Nang (Former Head of Department of History, Myitkyina University)

Editor: Dan Seng Lawn (Director, Kachinland Research Centre, Humanity Institute)

Consulting Editor: Dr. Kay Kitchen Maran (aka) Nhkum Ja Mun

Associate Editors:

  • Maran Brang Di (Kachin Historian),
  • Ja Htoi Pan (Former Director, Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Maija Yang)
  • Emily Hong (Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University)


  • Dr. Seng Um (Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Myitkyina University),
  • The Ngu Wah Lwin@ Marip Sut Su Hkawn (Chief Editor, The Kachin Times)
  • David Sandong, Ph.D (Linguistics), Australia

Submission Guidelines and Review Process:

The process regarding paper submission and review is as follows:

  • Initial review of submitted articles by editorial team
  • Articles approved by editors will undergo blind peer review
  • Revision of accepted peer-reviewed papers and final submission

Please send inquiries and manuscripts to Dan Seng Lawn (, Ja Htoi Pan, (, Emily Hong (