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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


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


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


Venturing into “Barbarous” Regions: Yunnanese Caravan Traders

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/9780801453311.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the cross-border trade undertaken by male Yunnanese migrants between Burma and Thailand during the era of the Burmese socialist regime. Economic ventures across borders have ... More


Circulations of the Jade Trade: The Duans and the Pengs

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/9780801453311.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the transnational jade trade dominated by Yunnanese migrants since the 1960s due to their well-connected transnational networks. Focusing on the experiences of the Duan and Peng ... More


Epilogue: From Mules to Vehicles

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/9780801453311.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book has explored the migration history and economic transnationalism of Yunnanese migrants in Burma, shedding light into their mercantile dynamism within the context of the intricate ... More


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