Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22124
Title: Introduction: Neighbouring in the Borderworlds along China's Frontiers
Contributor(s): Zhang, Juan (author); Saxer, Martin (author)
Publication Date: 2017
Open Access: Yes
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22124
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 Chapter
Source of Publication: The Art of Neighbouring: Making Relations Across China's Borders, p. 11-29
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Place of Publication: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ISBN: 9789048532629
9789462982581
Field of Research (FOR): 160810 Urban Sociology and Community Studies
160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Other Links: http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=621899
Series Name: Asian Borderlands
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