"In Asia, where authoritarian-developmental states have proliferated, statehood and social control are heavily contested in borderland spaces. As a result, in the post-Cold War world, borders have not only redefined Asian incomes and mobilities, they have also rekindled neighbouring relations and raised questions about citizenship and security. The contributors to the Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands highlight some of these processes taking place at the fringe of the state. Offering an array of comparative perspectives of Asian borders and borderlands in the global context, this handbook is divided into thematic sections, including:Livelihoods, commodities and mobilitiesBorders and boundaries of the state and the notion of statelessnessRe-conceptualizing trade and the economy in the borderlandsThe existence and influence of humanitarians, religions, and NGOsThe militarization of borderlandsCausing us to rethink and fundamentally question some of the categories of state, nation, and the economy, this is an important resource for students and scholars of Asian Studies, Border Studies, Social and Cultural Studies, and Anthropology."--Provided by publisher.
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chapter Asian borderlands in a global perspective / Saxer Martin part 1 Conceptual framing / Horstmann Alexander chapter 1 Violence in Asian borderlands / Jones Reece chapter 2 Asia's gendered borderlands / Sur Malini chapter 3 Intimate militarism Domesticating the border in rural Central Asia / Reeves Madeleine chapter 4 Borders and bordering in Asia / Dean Karin chapter 5 Zomia and beyond 1 / Michaud Jean part 2 Livelihoods, commodities, mobilities / Horstmann Alexander chapter Introduction / Bonnin Christine chapter 6 Political livelihoods in the northeast borderlands of Cambodia Legacy of the past, territorial incorporation, and confrontation / Bourdier Frederic chapter 7 Cross-border commodities Processual histories, commodity chains, and the yak tail trade / Harris Tina chapter 8 Old routes, new roads Proximity across the China-Pakistan border / Rippa Alessandro chapter 9 Making place within a geopolitical frontier Mae Aw (Ban Rak Thai) / Grundy-Warr Carl chapter 10 Making connectivity work Exploring cross-border livelihoods between Kazakhstan and China / Alff Henryk chapter 11 Ritual and issues of ethnic integration in the borderlands of the State of Rakhine/Arakan (Myanmar) / de Mersan Alexandra part 3 Physical land use and agrarian transformations / Horstmann Alexander chapter Introduction / Rousseau Jean-Francois chapter 12 Genesis of state space Frontier commodification in Malaysian Borneo / Ishikawa Noboru chapter 13 Frontier constellations Agrarian expansion and sovereignty on the Indonesian-Malaysian border / Eilenberg Michael chapter 14 Beyond 'natural' pressures Chinese agriculture in the Russian Far East / Zhou Jiayi chapter 15 A failed market experiment and ignored livelihoods Jatropha expansion in the Sino-Vietnamese borderlands / Rousseau Jean-Francois part 4 Borders and boundaries of the state, governance, and the production of statelessness / Horstmann Alexander chapter Introduction / Dean Karin chapter 16 Multiple borders and bordering processes in Kachin State / Dean Karin chapter 17 Turning your back to the border Federalism, territory, and claims for autonomy in the Nepal-India borderland / Bennike Rune chapter 18 A proliferation of border interfaces Ordering insecurity for migrants in the Thai-Burmese borderlands / Saltsman Adam chapter 19 The decision to move Post-exchange experiences in the former Bangladesh-India border enclaves / Ferdoush Md. Azmeary chapter 20 The backdoors of resistance Identities in the Malay Peninsula's maritime borderlands / Boutry Maxime chapter 21 Ethnic reconstruction and Austronesian strategies at the borders The Moken social space in Burma / Ivanoff Jacques part 5 It's all about relations: re-conceptualizing trade and the economy in the borderlands / Horstmann Alexander chapter Introduction / Grillot Caroline chapter 22 Accumulating trust Uyghur traders in the Sino-Kyrgyz border trade after 1991 / Steenberg Rune chapter 23 The "leech plot" Discourses on alleged deception strategies among traders in the Sino-Vietnamese borderlands / Grillot Caroline chapter 24 Nobody stops and stays anymore Motor roads, uneven mobilities, and conceptualizing borderland modernity in highland Nepal / Murton Galen chapter 25 Cultivating consumer markets Ethnic minority traders and the refashioning of cultural commodities in the Sino-Vietnamese border uplands / Bonnin Christine chapter 26 Invisible trade Sovereign decisions on the Sino-Russian border / Ryzhova Natalia part 6 Humanitarians, religion, and NGOs / Horstmann Alexander chapter Introduction / Horstmann Alexander chapter 27 Humanitarian assistance and Protestant proselytizing in the borderlands of Myanmar The Free Burma Rangers / Horstmann Alexander chapter 28 The moral economy of the Myawaddy-Mae Sot border / Oh Su-Ann chapter 29 Biosocial body of ethno-religious boundaries in a Tibetan marriage / Smyer Yu Dan chapter 30 Development institutions and religious networks in the Pamirian borderlands / Mostowlansky Till part 7 Militarization of borderlands / Horstmann Alexander chapter Introduction / Gohain Swargajyoti chapter 31 Border, checkpoint, bodies 1 / Jeganathan Pradeep chapter 32 Musical crossings over the militarised borderland A case study of the Ogasawara Islands / Shishikura Masaya chapter 33 Evaded states Security and control in the Sino-North Korean border region / Cathcart Adam chapter 34 Border and road regimes in Central Asia Ordering disorder at an Uzbek-Kazakh checkpoint / Turaeva Rano chapter 35 Bordered spaces Spatial strategies in a "disputed border" / Gohain Swargajyoti.