Frontier Encounters presents a wide range of views on how the borders between these unique countries are enacted, produced, and crossed. It sheds light on global uncertainties:
This collective volume is the outcome of a network project funded by the ESRC (RES-075-25_0022) entitled "Where Empires Meet: The Border Economies of Russia, China and Mongolia”. The project, based at the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit (University of Cambridge), ran from 28 January 2010 to 27 January 2011. That project formed the foundation for a new and ongoing research project "The life of borders: where China and Russia meet" which commenced in October 2012. More information about both projects and Frontier Encounters is available here.
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Title: Frontier Encounters. Knowledge and Practice at the Russian, Chinese and Mongolian Border
Publication date: September 2012
Number of pages: x + 281
Dimensions: 6.14" x 9.21" | 234mm x 156mm
Version 1.1. Minor edits made, July 2013.
Billé, Franck, Delaplace, Grégory and Humphrey, Caroline (eds.) Frontier Encounters: Knowledge and Practice at the Russian, Chinese and Mongolian Border. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2012. DOI: 10.11647/ OBP.0026
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2. On Ideas of the Border in the Russian and Chinese Social Imaginaries
5. Chinese Migrants and Anti-Chinese Sentiments in Russian Society
6. The Case of the Amur as a Cross-Border Zone of Illegality
7. Prostitution and the Transformation of the Chinese Trading Town of Ereen
8. Ritual, Memory and the Buriad Diaspora Notion of Home
9. Politicisation of Quasi-Indigenousness on the Russo-Chinese Frontier
10. People of the Border: The Destiny of the Shenehen Buryats
12. Neighbours and their Ruins: Remembering Foreign Presences in Mongolia
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