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 is the author of a monograph on the Drung, a long-deprived minority of swidden agriculturalists of Northwest Yunnan province in China (La Part manquante, 2012), and has written numerous articles and book chapters on issues of interethnic relations and representations of ethnic minorities, poverty and categorization, as well as rituals and cosmology. He has edited or co-edited four collections of relevance to ethnographic theory, Chinese studies, and area studies. For 2012-2016, he was the Principal Investigator for a collaborative project titled “Territories, Communities, and Exchanges in the Kham Sino-Tibetan Borderlands”, funded by a ERC (European Research Council) Starting Grant. More recently, his personal research investigates aspects of kinship and social organization, conversion to Christianity, as well as heritage politics and environmental discourses in this region

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