Barak bridge, four people at bridge

Project: The India-China Corridor

The large trans-border region, connecting Bengal in India, Bangladesh, Burma/Myanmar, and Yunnan in China to each other, has been shaped by multiple polities under the pressure of global empires. In this project we strive to understand the complex and interlinked webs of relations within the region during the formation of modern Asia. Two related aspects are given special importance: the role of natural conditions and the impact of human mobility in the historical processes shaping human and human-natur relations.

This project ws concluded in 2019.

Project information

Project manager
Professor Gunnel Cederlöf
Other project members
Professor Willem van Schendel, Amsterdam University, the Netherlands, Professor Dan Smyer Yu, Director of Centre for Trans-Himalayan Studies, Amsterdam University, Professor Arupjyoti Saikia, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, and Mandy Sadan, Reader, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Great Britain.
Participating organizations
Linnaeus University, Amsterdam University, Amsterdam University, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, and School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
The Swedish Research Council
1 Jan 2016-31 Dec 2019
History, anthropology, and religious studies (department of Cultural Sciences, faculty of Arts and Humanities)