Monograph & Books

Sino Thai Explorations

Chinese Student Perspectives on Mobility and Transformation in Northern Thailand

This publication features perspectives from anthropology students at Yunnan University on different aspects of mobility and transformation across the changing social landscape of Northern Thailand. The research articles contained here are the product of a collaborative summer school hosted by Chiang Mai University in August 2019, where fifteen selected students from Yunnan University were given the opportunity to conduct short-term fieldwork under the guidance of local academic mentors. The work produced is a series of enlightening case studies, across urban life in Chiang Mai to rural livelihoods on the border, which traces aspects of these transformations. Most importantly, the book shows the potential for critical engagement in Southeast Asia from Chinese anthropologists-in-training, and should therefore be read within that context.

Publication date : November 2019