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Title Trans-Himalayan borderlands : livelihoods, territorialities, modernities / edited by Dan Smyer Yü and Jean Michaud
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (310 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Asian Borderlands
Asian borderlands.
Contents Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Trans-Himalayas as Multistate Margins; Dan Smyer YÃơ; I. Territory, Worldviews, and Power Through Time; 1. Adjusting Livelihood Structure in the Southeast Asian Massif; Jean Michaud; 2. The Properties of Territory in Nepalâ#x80;#x99;s State of Transformation; Sara Shneiderman; 3. Trans-Himalayan Buddhist Secularities; Sino-Indian Geopolitics of Territoriality in Indo-Tibetan Interface; Dan Smyer YÃơ; 4. Buddhist Books on Trans-Himalayan Pathways
Materials and Technologies Connecting People and Ecological Environments in a Transnational LandscapeHildegard Diemberger; 5. Seeking Chinaâ#x80;#x99;s Back Door; On English Handkerchiefs and Global Local Markets in the Early Nineteenth Century; Gunnel CederlÃœf; II. Livelihood Reconstructions, Flows, and Trans-Himalayan Modernities; 6. Contested Modernities; Place, Subjectivity, and Himalayan Dam Infrastructures; Georgina Drew; 7. Plurality and Plasticity of Everyday Humanitarianism in the Karen Conflict; Alexander Horstmann; 8. Being Modern
Livelihood Reconstruction among Land-lost Peasants in Chenggong (Kunming)Yang Cheng; 9. Tibetan Wine Production, Taste of Place, and Regional Niche Identities in Shangri-La, China; Brendan A. Galipeau; 10. Tea and Merit; Landscape Making in the Ritual Lives of the Deâ#x80;#x99;ang People in Western Yunnan; Li Quanmin; 11. In-between Poppy and Rubber Fields; Experimenting a Transborder Livelihood among the Akha in the Northwestern Frontier of Laos; Li Yunxia; 12. A Fortuitous Frontier Opportunity; Cardamom Livelihoods in the Sino-Vietnamese Borderlands; Sarah Turner; Conclusion
Frictions in Trans-Himalayan StudiesJean Michaud; Index
Summary 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
Analysis Trans-Himalayan study, Zomia, modernity, livelihood reconstruction, migration, landscape transformation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ethnology -- Himalaya Mountains Region.
HISTORY -- Asia -- General.
SUBJECT Himalaya Mountains Region -- Civilization
Subject Himalaya Mountains Region
Form Electronic book
Author Smyer Yü, Dan, editor
Michaud, Jean, 1957- editor.
ISBN 9789048531714