On The Borders of State Power: Frontiers in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-12-22
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Covering the main themes of globalization, state power and culture from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century, this book explores the changing nature, meaning and significance of the Greater Mekong Sub-region.

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
About the contributorsp. xii
Introduction: borders, globalisation and the state in historical contextp. 1
Unhealthy air of the mountains: Kinh and ethnic minority rule on the Sino-Vietnamese frontier from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuryp. 12
Post-Taiping fallout: Nguyen-Qing collaboration in the pursuit of bandits on the borderp. 25
The struggle to control land grabbing: state formation on the Central Highlands frontier under the First Republic of Vietnam (1954-63)p. 35
'Community development' on the Sino-Burmese border: villagers, Oxfam and the Chinese statep. 51
The politics of 'opening up': female traders on the borderlands of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Burma (Myanmar)p. 60
Dreaming beyond borders: the Thai/Lao borderlands and the mobility of the marginalp. 75
Conclusion: are the Mekong frontiers sites of exception?p. 101
Indexp. 112
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