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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


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


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


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


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