This book will interest students and teachers of China Studies and Southeast Asian Studies, as well as activists and policy makers who want a fuller understanding of the links between poverty, ethnicity, political change, and international development.
Jean Michaud is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Universite Laval. Tim Forsyth is a reader in environment and development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Contributors: Steeve Daviau, Olivier Evrard, Tim Forsyth, Stephane Gros, Terry McGee, John McKinnon, Marie Mellac, Jean Michaud, Janet C. Sturgeon, Margaret Byrne Swain, Claire Tugault-Lafleur, and Sarah Turner
Illustrations Foreword / Terry McGee Acknowledgments 1 Rethinking the Relationships between Livelihoods and Ethnicity in Highland China, Vietnam, and Laos / Tim Forsyth and Jean Michaud 2 Economic Marginalization and Social Identity among the Drung People of Northwest Yunnan / Stephane Gros 3 Integration of a Lineage Society on the Laos-Vietnam Border / Steeve Daviau 4 Oral Histories of Livelihoods and Migration under Socialism and Post-Socialism among the Khmu of Northern Laos / Olivier Evrard 5 Of Rice and Spice: Hmong Livelihood and Diversification in the Northern Vietnam Uplands / Claire Tugault-Lafleur and Sarah Turner 6 Hani Agency and Ways of Seeing Environmental Change on the China-Vietnam Border / John McKinnon 7 Land Reform and Changing Identities in Two Tai-Speaking Districts in Northern Vietnam / Marie Mellac 8 Commoditized Ethnicity for Tourism Development in Yunnan / Margaret Byrne Swain 9 Rubber Transformations: Post-Socialist Livelihoods and Identities for Akha and Tai Lue Farmers in Xishuangbanna, China / Janet C. Sturgeon 10 Conclusion: Lesson for the Future / Jean Michaud Contributors Index