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Introduction

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Introduction

 
●Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies
Executive Officer: Shiuh-Feng Liu
 
The Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies (CAPAS) was established in January 2003 with the goal of integrating multi-disciplinary studies on the Asia-Pacific region at Academia Sinica. Southeast and Northeast Asia constitute the two main area foci. CAPAS also aims to cultivate a new generation of domestic Asia-Pacific scholarship and to strengthen academic exchange and cooperation between Academia Sinica and related research institutions around the world. CAPAS is currently undertaking three major projects: Maritime History Studies, Transboundary Migration and Circulation, and Development and Population.
 
●Project for Transboundary Crossing and Circulation

Main Research Directions
  1. Studies of languages, religions, indigenous cultures and ethnic relations.
  2. Politico-economic and social transformation studies.
  3. Trans-border/trans-national studies.
Current Research Projects
  1. Political and Economic Circulations via Sino-Burmese Borderlands during the Cold War
  2. Religious Practices beyond Established Buddhism and Social Changes in Thailand
  3. The Geography of Asian Food Regimes  
In addition, the Project for Transboundary Migration and Circulation contains two other research branches: the Japan Research Cluster and the South China Sea Research Cluster.
 
Recent Monograph
Wen-Chin Chang, 2014, Beyond Borders: Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma. Ithaca; London: Cornell University Press.
 
Researchers
Wen-Chin Chang
   Chairperson of the Project for Transboundary Migration and Circulation; Research Fellow; Specialty: Anthropology

Yu-Sheng Lin
 Executive Secretary of CAPAS; Assistant Research Fellow; Specialty: Anthropology

Kuan-Chi Wang
 Assistant Research Fellow; Specialty: Geography

Gungwu Wang
 Corresponding Research Fellow; Academician, Academia Sinica; Specialty: History
 
 

 

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