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Title: The Art of Neighbouring: Making Relations Across China's Borders
Contributor(s): Saxer, Martin (editor); Zhang, Juan  (editor)
Publication Date: 2017
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_621899Open Access Link
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Abstract: Over the past decades, living in proximity to an increasingly powerful China has gained new meanings.'Rising China'-the nation, the notion, and the buzzword-sparks dreams and triggers fears. Borders that were closed during the Cold War era have again become zones of contact and exchange. Old trade routes are revived, new economic corridors established, and remote border towns turned into special zones. Tales of entrepreneurial success spread wide and stimulate hopes for trans-regional development. At the same time, security concerns remain high, territorial disputes still loom large, and minorities from northern Burma to Tibet, Xinjiang and Tajikistan continue to seek autonomy. In this context, engaging in multiple neighbouring relations has become a necessity for those living in these zones of contact and exchange. The experiences and realities of relation-making across China's borders shape life in profound and lasting ways. However, these experiences and realities of everyday neighbouring receive less analytic attention than they deserve.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Place of Publication: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ISBN: 9789462982581
Field of Research (FOR): 160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified
160810 Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Category Description: A3 Book - Edited
Extent of Pages: 268
Series Name: Asian Borderlands
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