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Trans-Himalayan Borderlands
Trans-Himalayan Borderlands
Livelihoods, Territorialities, Modernities
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"[Trans-Himalayan Borderlands] 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

Dan Smyer Yu, Jean Michaud (eds)

Trans-Himalayan Borderlands

Livelihoods, Territorialities, Modernities

The societies in the Himalayan borderlands have undergone wide-ranging transformations, as the territorial reconfiguration of modern nation-states since the mid-twentieth century and the presently increasing trans-Himalayan movements of people, goods and capital, reshape the livelihoods of communities, pulling them into global trends of modernisation and regional discourses of national belonging. This book explores the changes to native senses of place, the conception of border - simultaneously as limitations and opportunities - and what the authors call "affective boundaries," "livelihood reconstruction," and "trans-Himalayan modernities." It addresses changing social, political, and environmental conditions that acknowledge growing external connectivity even as it emphasises the importance of place.
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Dan Smyer Yu

Dan Smyer Yü, Professor and Director of Center for Trans-Himalayan Studies at Yunnan Minzu University, is the author of The Spread of Tibetan Buddhism in China: Charisma, Money, Enlightenment (Routledge 2011) and Mindscaping the Landscape of Tibet: Place, Memorability, Eco-aesthetics (De Gruyter 2015), and co-editor of Religion and Ecological Sustainability in China (Routledge 2014).

Jean Michaud

Jean Michaud , Professor of Social Anthropology at Université Laval, Canada. Is the author of 'Incidental' Ethnographers. French Catholic Missions on the Tonkin-Yunnan Frontier, 1880-1930 (Brill 2007), Historical Dictionary of the Peoples of the Southeast Asian Massif (Scarecrow 2006, 2nd edition in progress); co-authored Frontier Livelihoods: Hmong in the Sino-Vietnamese Borderlands (U. of Washington Press 2015); co-edited Moving Mountains: Ethnicity and Livelihoods in Highland China, Vietnam and Laos (UBC Press 2011) and Hmong/Miao in Asia (Silkworm 2004).