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Borders, Ethnicity and Critical Scholarship

For some ten years, my work has focused on border politics and identity, ethnicity and state-society relations in China, giving rise to intensive fieldwork in the Gyalrong region of Sichuan province. These issues are...

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Incompleteness in Yi writings

China officially numbers fifty-five “minority nationalities” (shaoshu minzu 少数民族)—an expression often inappropriately translated as “national minorities” and wrongly regarded as “ethnic groups”. One of these is the “Yi nationality” (Yizu 彝族), ranked first among...

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“Kham Project” receives support from the European Research Council

Stéphane Gros has been awarded a Starting Independent Researcher Grant from the European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant)[1] for his project “Territories, Communities and Exchanges in the Sino-Tibetan Kham Borderlands (China),” hosted at the...

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Philippe Sagant (1936-2015), by Stéphane Gros and Grégoire Schlemmer

Gros, Stéphane and Schlemmer, Grégoire (2016) “Obituary: Philippe Sagant (1936-2015),” Himalaya, the Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies: Vol. 35: No. 2, Article 23. Full version at http://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2253&context=himalaya The ethnologist Philippe...

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CFP: International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Borderlands

“Territories, Communities, and Exchanges in the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands” February 18-20, 2016, Paris – France Call for papers To submit your proposal please register on the conference website and submit your proposal online: http://kham.sciencesconf.org Deadline...

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Cultural Flows across the Western Himalaya

A look at Western Himalayan cultural flows from the perspective of several disciplines: This collection of essays is the outcome of a symposium hosted by the International Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla (15th–18th April...