Workshop – Territories, communities, and exchanges in Kham Sino-Tibetan Borderlands


“Territories, communities, and exchanges in Kham Sino-Tibetan Borderlands”

(ERC Starting Grant)

25 June, 2013

 Centre for Himalayan Studies

Campus CNRS de Villejuif – Centre G.-A. Haudricourt

Salle de conference, RDC, bâtiment D

9:30 – 17:00


Programme (download here):

9:30: Welcome

9:45: Introduction

Stéphane Gros (Centre d’études himalayennes, CNRS)



David Atwill (Pennsylvania State University)

Islam in Kham Tibet: A forgotten Shangri-la


Patrick Booz (Centre d’études himalayennes, CNRS)

The frontier interface: Geography, transport and the limits of trade


12:00—14:00: Lunch break


Rémi Chaix (Centre d’études himalayennes, CNRS)

Looking for administrative boundaries within Khams: The case of the Kingdom of sDe dge during the 17th and 18th centuries


Katia Buffetrille (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes)

The Kha ba dkar po pilgrimage: Regional relevance and specificities


Stéphane Gros (Centre d’études himalayennes, CNRS)

Preliminary considerations on kinship systems in the Sino-Tibetan borderlands


All interested scholars are most welcome to join us.
Please contact Stéphane Gros :


LOGO-ERC“Territories, communities, and exchanges in Kham Sino-Tibetan Borderlands”

ERC Starting Grant n°283870


Cite this blog post
Stéphane Gros (2013, June 5). Workshop – Territories, communities, and exchanges in Kham Sino-Tibetan Borderlands. The Himalayas and beyond. Retrieved June 20, 2024, from

Stéphane Gros

Stéphane Gros is a social anthropologist at the CNRS (France), Centre for South Asian and Himalayan Studies (CESAH). He is the author of a monograph on the Drung 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. His personal research currently investigates aspects of kinship and social organization, conversion to Christianity, as well as heritage politics and environmental discourses.

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