HKIB00012U China’s Borderlands

Volume 2015/2016
Studieordning for tilvalget på bachelorniveau i Centralasien- og Afghanistanstudier,

Studieordning for Asienstudier på BA-niveau med specialisering i de centrale fag Indologi, Japanstudier, Kinastudier, Koreastudier, Sydøstasienstudier og Tibetologi, 2010-ordningen

Tilvalgsordning i Kinastudier eller Tibetansk, 2007-ordning

This course explores the significance of Chinese borderlands and the groups that live on the edge of the Chinese polity. As spaces on the real and conceptual margins of imperial and modern China, borderlands have always played a important and definitional role to China. While China is often perceived by the outside world as a largely homogenous entity with the Tibetans as its most significant internal other, the PRC defines itself as a multi-ethnic state and recognizes fifty-five ethnic minorities. In spite of their demographic insignificance, these groups and the sparsely populated areas they inhabit are very important to China: Economically, the borderlands are rich in natural resources and offer opportunities for transnational trade. Politically, the dangers of secession and invasion require heightened security and border surveillance. Culturally, the people(s) that inhabit the borderlands play a central role in definitions of what it means to be (Han-) Chinese. With an emphasis on the three most significant groups - the Tibetans, the Uighurs, and the Mongols – this course explores how Chinese borderlands are shaped by minority policies emanating from the Chinese state, by resource extraction and trade, by the infrastructure of roads and borders, and by historical legacies and ideas about friendship and enmity that inform interactions between Han Chinese and their neighbouring others from the level of intimate encounters to that of international relations.

For students in China Studies, there are additional text reading lessons with Mikkel Bunkenborg .

Learning Outcome

BA tilvalg i Centralasien, 2013-ordning: 

Tematisk emne (fagelementkode, HPEB10111E)

Analytisk emne (fagelementkode, HPEB10121E)

Frit emne (Fagelementkode: HPEB10131E)

BA 2010-ordning, kinesisk og Tibetansk
Kinesisk realia 1: (fagelementkode HKIB00731E)
Kinesisk realia 2: (fagelementkode HKIB00761E)
Tibetologisk Realia 2 (fagelementkode HTIB00731E)
Tibetologisk Realia 3 (fagelementkode HTIB00761E)

BA tilvalg i Kinastudier 2007-ordning:
Kinesisk Realia D (fagelementkode HKIB10041E)
Kinesisk Realia E (fagelementkode HKIB10051E)
Kinesisk Realia F (fagelementkode HKIB10061E)

BA tilvalg i Tibetologi, 2007-ordning:
Tibetologisk Realia A (fagelementkode HTIB10041E)
Tibetologisk Realia B (fagelementkode HTIB10061E)


A detailed course program will be uploaded on Absalon

Class teaching, lectures, discussions, student assignments
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 56
  • Preparation
  • 356,5
  • Total
  • 412,5