Conference on Sino-Tibetan Borderlands

Kham_ConferenceTerritories, Communities, and Exchanges in the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands

18-20 February, 2016

This international conference is an outcome of the ERC-funded project “Territories, Communities, an Exchanges in the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands”, hosted by the Centre for Himalayan Studies.

Twenty scholars will share their research findings during this 3-day conference to be held at the Maison Internationale (Cité Universitaire Internationale de Paris).

To learn more about the conference, visit the dedicated website here.


Stéphane Gros

Stéphane Gros is a social anthropologist at the CNRS (France), Centre for Himalayan Studies. He has been conducting anthropological research in Northwest Yunnan province in China since the mid-nineties and published a monograph on the Drung, a long-deprived minority of swidden agriculturalists (La Part manquante, 2012). He has published a number of articles on issues of interethnic relations, ethnic classification, representations of ethnic minorities, gender and kinship, poverty and categorization. His more recent personal research investigates heritage politics and environmental discourses in this region. He is currently coordinating a collaborative project on the Sino-Tibetan Border, "Territories, Communities, and Exchanges in the Kham Sino-Tibetan Borderlands", funded by a ERC (European Research Council) Starting Grant. He is also Editor-at-Large at HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, an online and open-access anthropology journal.

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