Not at All Costs: Frontier Modernization Schemes and Ethnic Minority Livelihood Debates in the Sino-Vietnamese Borderlands

  title={Not at All Costs: Frontier Modernization Schemes and Ethnic Minority Livelihood Debates in the Sino-Vietnamese Borderlands},
  author={Jean‐François Rousseau and Sarah Turner},
  journal={Verge: Studies in Global Asias},
  pages={133 - 159}
Abstract:The Chinese and Vietnamese states are encouraging or endorsing numerous schemes to “modernize” what they deem to be the physical and cultural frontiers of their political territories. Proceeding at a rapid pace across the Sino-Vietnamese borderlands, frontier projects frequently enclose resources at the core of ethnic minority livelihoods for the sake of capitalist expansion, while promoting specific visions of what appropriate, “civilized” frontier livelihoods should be. Though… 

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