SOAS University of London

Centre of South East Asian Studies

Workshop on China-Myanmar Relations through a Multidisciplinary and Multidimensional Gaze

Shwedagon platform

Date: 6 June 2014Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 6 June 2014Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Kamran DJAM Lecture Theatre (Formerly G2)

Type of Event: Workshop

The China-Myanmar Relations Workshop explores cultural, political and economic dimensions of the connections between China and Myanmar in past and present. All are welcome to attend this day of presentations and discussion which is free and open to the public.

Tentative Programme

Speaker's NameTitle of Talk
Histories of Alliance and Exchange
Khin Thidar
(University of Magway)
Sino-Myanma Relations in the Reign of King Badon (1782-1819)

Susan Conway
(SOAS, University of London)

Tribute and Trade Systems Operating between China, Myanmar and the Shan States in the Nineteenth Century: Relevance in the Twenty-first Century
Bilateral Politics in an Era of Change

Chenyang Li
(Yunnan University)

Exploring Different Formats of State-State Relations between China and Myanmar
Enze Han
(SOAS, University of London)
Great Power Geo-strategic Competition and Changing Sino-Myanmar Relations
Connected Societies: Lives Across Borders

Reshmi Banerjee
(SOAS, University of London & Jamia University [JMI])

Farm to Firm: Agrarian Conflicts in China and Myanmar

Erin Kamler

Women of Kachin State: Trafficking and Militarized Feminity on the Burma-China Border
Integration and Exchange in Artistic and Cultural Heritage

Gretel Schwoerer-Kohl
(Martin-Luther-U. Halle-Wittenberg)

Do the Ancestors of the Burmese Arched Harp Come from China?
Maung Bo Bo
(SOAS, University of London)
The Impact of Chinese Literature on Burma
Elizabeth Howard Moore
(SOAS, University of London)
Chinese Temples in Yangon
Perspectives on Chinese Engagement in Myanmar's Development

Diane Tang Lee
(University of Manchester)

Socialization From Below – The Role of Myanmar Civil Society in China's Adoption of Stakeholder Engagement Norms

Patrick Meehan
(SOAS, University of London)

Fortifying or Fragmenting the Myanmar state? China's Impact on Myanmar State Consolidation Strategies in the Shan Borderland
Emel Zerrouk
(Kyoto University)
Testing the Waters, Hydropower Development in Shifting Myanmar-China Relations
[TBC] Sonu Trivedi
(Zakir Husain Delhi College [U. of Delhi])
Chinese Soft Power Strategy in Myanmar


The event is free but registration essential to guarantee a place. 

Online Registration

Dr. Enze Han Dr. Angela Chiu
Lecturer Research Associate
Department of Politics & International Studies Department of the History of Art & Archaeology
SOAS, University of London SOAS, University of London

Sponsored by: Department of Politics and International Studies

Co-organised by: Department of Politics and International Studies and the Centre of South East Asian Studies

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