03-07 Minority Peoples, Expressive Culture, and Heritage in—and from—the Southeast Asian Massif, Part 3

Thursday, November 02, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm
Council Suite

This live event will not be recorded.

Sponsored by the Transnational Asia/Pacific Section

See also 01-07, 02-07, and 04-07


Chair: Carrie Hertz (Museum of International Folk Art)

2:30 pm
The Art of Silk Felting in Southwest China
Carrie Hertz (Museum of International Folk Art)

3:00 pm
Ancestral Village Phiphuarong as the Ultimate Place of Resting: The Afterlife among the Karbi of Northeast India
Garima Plawat (Indiana University and American Folklore Society)

3:30 pm
The Folklore Genealogy of Rural Marketplaces in Southwest China: An Ethnographic Study in Qingyangba Marketplace
Meng TAN (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)

4:00 pm
optional discussion time

Seeking to actively join interdisciplinary discussions already underway while prompting new disciplinary ones, these panels bring together a diverse range of folklorists working with the minoritized peoples of the boundary-crossing region known variously as the Southeast Asian Massif or, more controversially, Zomia. Spanning the conventional regions of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia, the region connects Southwest China through parts of Southeast Asia to parts of Northeast India. This set of panels will feature studies grounded in museum research, ethnography, oral history, and ethnopoetics and will include folklorists working among peoples in—but also from—the Southeast Asian Massif.