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Boundaries and borders

Mandy Sadan

in Being and Becoming Kachin: Histories Beyond the State in the Borderworlds of Burma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265550
eISBN:
9780191760341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265550.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the changing political framework of the region from the late nineteenth century through to World War I as fluid political boundaries that were transformed into bordered ... More


Beyond Borders: Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma

Wen-Chin Chang

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453311
eISBN:
9780801454516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453311.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The Yunnanese from southwestern China have for millennia traded throughout upland Southeast Asia. Burma in particular has served as a “back door” to Yunnan, providing a sanctuary for political ... More


Goddess on the Frontier: Religion, Ethnicity, and Gender in Southwest China

Megan Bryson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799546
eISBN:
9781503600454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799546.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book follows the transformations of the goddess Baijie, a deity worshiped in the Dali region of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, to understand how local identities developed in a Chinese ... More


Small Works: Poverty and Economic Development in Southwestern China

John A. Donaldson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449680
eISBN:
9780801462771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449680.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

How can policymakers effectively reduce poverty? Most mainstream economists advocate promoting economic growth, on the grounds that it generally reduces poverty while bringing other economic ... More


Songs for Dead Parents: Corpse, Text, and World in Southwest China

Erik Mueggler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226483382
eISBN:
9780226483412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226483412.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Death has become the central salient topic in many parts of rural China. Transformations in economic life, social structure, political ideology, and spiritual aspirations have occurred at dizzying ... More


The Days in Burma: Zhang Dage

Wen-Chin Chang

in Beyond Borders: Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453311
eISBN:
9780801454516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453311.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter recounts the experiences of Zhang Dage as a migrant in Burma. More specifically, it examines the localities, peoples, livelihoods, and times of Zhang Dage's early youth in Burma based on ... More


Entangled Love: Ae Maew

Wen-Chin Chang

in Beyond Borders: Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453311
eISBN:
9780801454516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453311.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In this chapter, the author tells the story of Ae Maew as a migrant in Burma. Ae Maew, the Shan nickname of a Yunnanese graduate student whom the author met in Taiwan in 2004, was a second-generation ... More


Introduction

Wen-Chin Chang

in Beyond Borders: Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453311
eISBN:
9780801454516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453311.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the migration history and transnational trading experiences of contemporary Yunnanese Chinese migrants (composed of both Yunnanese Han and Muslims) who are residing in Burma (or ... More


Language Policy for the Yi

David Bradley

in Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219885
eISBN:
9780520935259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219885.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

One of the first things the Chinese Communists did with the Yi, as they did with all ethnic groups, was to define them. In the linguistic realm, this also meant classifying them into dialects, ... More


Environmental Winds

Michael J. Hathaway

in Environmental Winds: Making the Global in Southwest China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520276192
eISBN:
9780520956766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276192.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines how environmental winds gained force and shaped Yunnan Province’s social landscapes. It looks at the lives of those individuals who not only encountered environmentalism but ... More


Guizhou and Yunnan in Comparison

John A. Donaldson

in Small Works: Poverty and Economic Development in Southwestern China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449680
eISBN:
9780801462771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449680.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter describes the research methodology used in the present study and introduces the two provinces under consideration. It compares the impact of economic, social, political, cultural, ... More


Why Do Similar Areas Adopt Different Developmental Strategies?

John A. Donaldson

in Small Works: Poverty and Economic Development in Southwestern China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449680
eISBN:
9780801462771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449680.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter addresses the question of why the leaders of Guizhou and Yunnan provinces chose different policy approaches to effect economic development. This question is significant, given that these ... More


Roads: Building Connections to Markets

John A. Donaldson

in Small Works: Poverty and Economic Development in Southwestern China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449680
eISBN:
9780801462771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449680.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the impact of road construction on economic growth and poverty reduction in Yunnan and Guizhou. Yunnan leaders' road construction policy focused resources on building highways, ... More


Migration: Go East, Young Man (and Woman)

John A. Donaldson

in Small Works: Poverty and Economic Development in Southwestern China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449680
eISBN:
9780801462771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449680.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the impact of migration on economic growth and poverty reduction in Guizhou and Yunnan. For Guizhou, migration helped reduce poverty, even though the modest remittances ... More


Tourism: Joyous Village Life

John A. Donaldson

in Small Works: Poverty and Economic Development in Southwestern China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449680
eISBN:
9780801462771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449680.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter first discusses the causal connection between tourism, economic growth, and poverty reduction, and briefly introduces the development of tourism in China. It then explores the volume, ... More


Coal Mining: Black Gold

John A. Donaldson

in Small Works: Poverty and Economic Development in Southwestern China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449680
eISBN:
9780801462771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449680.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the impact of coal mining on economic growth and poverty reduction in Yunnan and Guizhou. In Yunnan, coal contributed to economic growth but did not significantly reduce ... More


Conclusion: The Micro-Oriented State, Development, and Poverty

John A. Donaldson

in Small Works: Poverty and Economic Development in Southwestern China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449680
eISBN:
9780801462771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449680.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The patterns of economic growth and poverty reduction in Guizhou and Yunnan can be partially explained by their distinct policies on the similar features of their rural economies: road building, ... More


Introduction

John A. Donaldson

in Small Works: Poverty and Economic Development in Southwestern China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449680
eISBN:
9780801462771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449680.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, namely to examine the relationship between economic growth and poverty reduction by analyzing two regional economies: the poor provinces of ... More


Quest for Harmony: The Moso Traditions of Sexual Union and Family Life.

Chuan-kang Shih

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761994
eISBN:
9780804773447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761994.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography details the traditional social and cultural conditions of the Moso, a matrilineal group living on the border of Yunnan and Sichuan Provinces in southwest China. Among the Moso, a ... More


Fortune-Telling and False Monks: Defining and Governing Religion

Thomas A. Borchert

in Educating Monks: Minority Buddhism on China's Southwest Border

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866488
eISBN:
9780824875657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866488.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the politics of religion in Yunnan and Sipsongpannā. The first part of the chapter analyzes and describes the official discourse on religion in China and the institutions for ... More


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