The Himalayas and beyond Blog

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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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Himalayan Studies Conference 2017

The fifth Himalayan Studies Conference, organized by the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS), will be held on September 1-4, 2017, in Boulder, Colorado and hosted by the Tibet Himalaya Intiative at CU...

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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...