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)

For further information and any questions, please contact the Principal Investigator, Stéphane Gros

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Project workshops

- Workshop, 25-26 June 2013

A public Workshop to discuss some of the outcome of the project (see links to videos below).

June 25 Programme
9:30: Welcome
9:45: Introduction
Stéphane Gros (Centre d’études himalayennes, CNRS)
David Atwill (Pennsylvania State University)
Islam in Kham Tibet: A forgotten Shangri-la
Patrick Booz (Centre d’études himalayennes, CNRS)
The frontier interface: Geography, transport and the limits of trade
12:00—14:00: Lunch break
Rémi Chaix (Centre d’études himalayennes, CNRS)
Looking for administrative boundaries within Khams: The case of the Kingdom of sDe dge during the 17th and 18th centuries
Katia Buffetrille (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes)
The Kha ba dkar po pilgrimage: Regional relevance and specificities
Stéphane Gros (Centre d’études himalayennes, CNRS)
Preliminary considerations on kinship systems in the Sino-Tibetan borderlands

Videos of ome of the presentations are available online:

Introduction, by Stéphane Gros
Islam in Kham, by David Atwill
The Frontier Interface, by Paddy Booz
The Kha ba dkar po Pilgrimage, by Katia Buffetrille

- Mid-term Workshop, 16-17 December 2013

An internal Workshop to discuss the first drafts of a set of articles to be published.

Monday 16 Programme
Fabienne Jagou (EFEO)
Dispute between Sichuan and Xikang over the Khro skyabs domain: Polemics around the gaitu guiliu Policies (1930s-40s)
Lara Maconi (INALCO)
The national Xikang primary school in Muli (1945-1949): An epitomization of the political forces and cultural influences at work in the region during the 1940s
Katia Buffetrille (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes)
An ethnographic report on Kawakarpo (Kha ba dkar po) mountain
11:30—12:00: Discussion
12:00—14:00: Lunch break
Chen Bo (Sichuan University)
The modern making of fatherhood in ’Dra-pa (Zhaba)
Stéphane Gros (Centre d’études himalayennes, CNRS)
Matrifocality and the house in ’Dra-pa (Zhaba)
15:00—15:30: Discussion

- Workshop, May 2015

The Workshop organized on May 4-5 was an internal workshop to finalize the publication project and discuss the last steps of the project leading to its closing international conference in February 2016.