"[This book] is an important contribution to the literature on Himalayan and borderland studies, which have been overshadowed by the cartographical practices of modern nation-states. [...] Ethnographically, this book enriches our understanding of the social and livelihood changes in the Himalayas. As such, it will be of great interest to scholars engaged in the study of the Himalayas, borderland studies, and development."
- Bendi Tso, Asian Ethnology 80, 1 (2021)
"[This book] makes a timely and important contribution to borderland studies in general and, more specifically, supports a better understanding of the ongoing transformations to everyday life, resource governance, state power, modernity, and territoriality at the crossroads of highland Asia."
- Galen Murton, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, USA Pacific Affairs: Volume 91, No. 4 (December 2018)
"This book offers a diverse collection of fascinating case studies that, taken together, present a transboundary approach that challenges the 'trait geographies' upon which much area studies is still based."- Tim Oakes, Professor of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder
"This is an excellent collection of original works. It makes an important contribution to transboundary studies and a dialogic approach to spatial and social processes in and beyond Asia." - Li Zhang, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Davis