The research programme “Territories, Communities and Exchanges in the Sino-Tibetan Kham Borderlands (China)” has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration, European Research Council (ERC), Support for frontier research (SP2-Ideas), Starting grant n° 283870.

It is hosted by the Centre d'études Himalayennes, at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

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Jinba Tenzin

Research Fellow, 2014-2015

Associate Professor, University of Lanzhou, China

Tenzin Jinba did his PhD in Anthropology at Boston University and completed his postdoctoral research within the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University. He is currently professor of anthropology and sociology at Lanzhou University, China. He works on border politics and identity, gender and ethnicity, state-society relations, nature and culture, history and memory, and cross-cultural encounters. He joined the project “Territories, communities, and exchanges in Kham Sino-Tibetan Borderlands” (ERC Starting Grant 2012-2016) as a research fellow in November 2014. He will be investigating the political history of Gyalrong – a region historically associated with Kham but rarely studied. In addition, he is aiming to develop a comprehensive analytical model of the whole of the Kham and Sino-Tibetan borderlands by contributing to a critical scholarship of borders, ethnicity and margins across various disciplines.

Main Publications:

2014. In the Land of The Eastern Queendom: The Politics of Gender and Ethnicity on the Sino-Tibetan Border. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

2014. “A Grassroots Association on the Sino-Tibetan Border: The Role, Agendas, and Beyond.” The China Quarterly, 217 (3): 99-120.

2013. “The Eastern Queendom Dispute and Grassroots Politics on the Sino-Tibetan Border.” Modern China, 39 (5): 511-540 (online; printed publication forthcoming: in 2015).