Asiaâ€™s upper-Mekong region is a zone of ongoing conflict, disorder and international competition. This project brings a historical perspective to this vexatious zone of governance. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries three imperial projects intersected here: British, French and Siamese. Each of these imperial powers posted officials to this remote region. This project will explore how the cross-empire interaction of these marginal officials created a distinctive zone of hybrid and compromised governance which blurred the political demarcation between Burma, Indochina and Siam. This project will show how officials at the margins of empire played a foundational role in some of the regionâ€™s contemporary governance challenges.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/17 → 3/01/17|
- Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD328,500.00