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Welcome to the Thai Yunnan Project (TYP)

Our project began in 1987 and is devoted to the study of the cross-border regions shared by southwest China and the countries of Southeast Asia, an area with many common ecological and sociocultural features.

Welcome to the Thai Yunnan Project (TYP)

On the passing of Grant Evans

A personal note by Nicholas Tapp on the passing of the great Lao studies scholar earlier this week

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On the passing of Grant Evans

New TYP Workshop November 2014

Several specialists on the borderlands between China and mainland Southeast Asia will gather at the ANU later this year to participate in a workshop under the heading At Risk, Under Care: Nurturing Culture, the Environment and the Human in the Thai-Yunnan Region

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New TYP Workshop November 2014

Kou Yang Visits the Hmong in China

A document recording Prof Kou Yang's visits to Hmong areas in the People's Republic of China is here available for download.

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Kou Yang Visits the Hmong in China

On the death of Khuba Muang Long

A short obituary and a set of photographs on the passing away of a revered monk last year offers a glimpse into funeral practices among the Tai Lue of Sipsong Panna.

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On the death of Khuba Muang Long

A former Buddhist monk and the
Tai Lue American diaspora

Kang Nanshan, Vice-Head of the Yunnan Buddhist Association (Kunming, P.R. China), visited the ANU in late April and presented the paper Tai Lue in the US: The Reconstruction of Tradition among an American Diaspora.

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A former Buddhist monk and the <br/>Tai Lue American diaspora

Remembering Prof Wang Ningsheng, 1930-2014

Joy Bai, an anthropologist from Yunnan University curently visiting the ANU, has produced a semblance of Wang Ningsheng, a very important and much beloved Chinese ethnoarchaeologist who passed away recently.

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Remembering Prof Wang Ningsheng, 1930-2014

TYP associate awarded

Dr Prasert Rangkla, recent ANU PhD graduate, has been awarded the Australian Anthropology Society prize for best thesis of 2013 for his dissertation Vernacular Refugees: Displaced Karen, Self-settlement and Non-institutional Protection in the Thailand-Myanmar Borderlands.

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TYP associate awarded

News from Yunnan University

Prof William Logan visited Kunming and discussed collaborative cultural heritage research in China and ASEAN countries with Prof He Ming and his colleagues at the Research School of Ethnic Minority Studies.

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News from Yunnan University

At Risk, Under Care: Nurturing Culture, the Environment and the Human in the Thai-Yunnan Region

November 27 & 28, 2014 || ANU Campus, Canberra

Organised by the Department of Anthropology, School of Culture, History and Language, and the ANU Southeast Asia Institute, this workshop aims to bring together academics and students from the ANU and partner institutions, to engage in focused discussions on issues of risk and protection in the borderlands of China and Southeast Asia. The ANU has long-time connections with this region, stemming from the Thai-Yunnan Project initiated by Prof. Gehan Wijeyewardene at the end of the 1980s, and one of the aims of this workshop is to celebrate those connections while advancing them into a new chapter of research and co-operation. Presentations will be concentrated on the first day (Thursday 27th November), with a roundtable discussion to be held in the morning of the second day. We welcome ANU academics and students to participate in this collective exploration of continuities and transformations in the Thai-Yunnan region. Read more

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