Dienstag, 12. Juni 2018

International Workshop: Modernity, mobility and gender in the Upper Mekong region

Anthropological and historical perspectives

After decades of closed borders and isolation, and fueled by rapidly expanding Chinese investment, the economies of the borderlands between China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand are among the fastest growing in Asia today. This workshop brings together specialists working in the lands where China meets Southeast Asia, to explore historical and contemporary dynamics in a region inserted today in transnational and global networks and flows of people, capital and information, highlighting continuities and transformations in vernacular economic and gender regimes, as lived and experienced by women and men in the region, through grounded textual and ethnographic perspectives.

Participants:

ARANYA SIRIPORN (Chiang Mai University, Thailand), ROGER CASAS (Institute for Social Anthropology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna), VOLKER GRABOWSKY (Universität Hamburg, Germany - Discussant), KUMIKO KATO (Nagoya University, Japan), PRASERT RANGKLA (Thammasat University, Thailand)