Alessandro Rippa, Borderland Infrastructures: Trade, Development, and Control in Western China. Amsterdam University Press, 2020.
A collection of essays from the First China Made workshop, guest edited by Tim Oakes and Alessandro Rippa, and featuring work by Jonathan Bach, Andrew Grant, Tong Lam, Alessandro Rippa, Hallam Stevens, Dorothy Tang, and Amy Zhang
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articles, chapters, reports
Oakes, T., J. Clendenning, J. DiCarlo, M. Erie, M. Hirsh, A. Joniak-Lüthi, H. Karrar, V. La Mela, J. Lu, T. Mostowlansky, G. Murton, H. Ng, R. Norum, N. Plachta, B. Reichhardt, A. Rippa, J. Sarma, E. Sulek, D. Tang, Z. Urmanbetova and T. White. 2022. China’s global development model: Looking beyond the Belt and Road Initiative. Fribourg, Munich, and Boulder. Available at: chinadevelopmentmodel.roadworkasia.com.
Joniak-Lüthi, A., A. Rippa, J. Clendenning, J. DiCarlo, M. Erie, M. Hirsh, H. Karrar, V. La Mela, J. Lu, T. Mostowlansky, G. Murton, H. Ng, R. Norum, T. Oakes, N. Plachta, B. Reichhardt, J. Sarma, E. Sulek, D. Tang, Z. Urmanbetova and T. White. 2022. Demystifying the Belt and Road Initiative. Fribourg, Munich and Boulder. Available at: BRI.roadworkasia.com.
Rippa, A. 2022. From guest traders to live streamers: hospitality and technology in Yunnan’s gemstone market. Social Analysis 66(1): 44-63.
La Mela, V. 2021. Khorgos: the making of an equal twin on the Sino-Kazakh border. In E. Mikhailova & J. Garrard (eds.), Twin Cities Across Five Continents: Interactions and Tensions on Urban Borders. London & New York: Routledge, pp. 197-208.
Oakes, T. 2021. The Belt & Road as method: geopolitics, technopolitics and power through an infrastructure lens. Asia Pacific Viewpoint. https://doi.org/10.1111/apv.12319.
Byler, D. 2020. The digital enclosure of Turkic Muslims. Society & Space Magazine (December 7th).
Oakes, T. 2020. Not urban yet, no longer rural. In M. Bonino, F. Carota, F. Governa & S. Pellecchia (eds.), China Goes Urban: The City to Come. Milan: Skira, pp. 198-209.
Oakes, T. 2020. Infrastructures of permanence and deserted architecture in China. Roadsides 4: 68-75.
Rippa, A. 2020. Mapping the margins of China’s global ambitions: economic corridors, Silk Roads, and the end of proximity in the borderlands. Eurasian Geography and Economics 61(1): 55-76.
Rest, M. & A. Rippa. 2019. Road animism: reflections on the life of infrastructures. HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 9(2): 373-389.
Rippa, A. 2019. Infrastructure of Desire: Rubble, Development, and Salvage Capitalism in Rural China. Made in China Journal, July 23.
Oakes, T. 2019. China’s urban ideology: new towns, creation cities, and contested landscapes of memory. Eurasian Geography and Economics 60(4): 400-421.
February 2021. Yangon’s “New City”; 仰光的“新城市”
Oakes, T. 2022. Review of Ramondetti, Leonardo. 2022. The Enriched Field: Urbanising the Central Plains of China(Birkhauser).
Loizeaux, E. 2022. Review of Byler, Darren. 2022. Terror Capitalism: Uyghur Dispossession and Masculinity in a Chinese City. (Duke University Press).
Bachrach, D. 2021. Review of Köll, Elisabeth. 2019. Railroads and the Transformation of China. (Harvard University Press).
Oakes, T. 2021. Review of Hiebert, Murray. 2020. Under Beijing’s Shadow: Southeast Asia’s China Challenge. (Center for Strategic and International Studies).
Byler, D. 2021. Review of David Lampton, Selina Ho and Cheng Chwee Kuik. 2020. Rivers of Iron: Railroads and Chinese Power in Southeast Asia. (University of California Press).
Oakes, T. 2021. Review of Wang Xiaowei. 2020. Blockchain Chicken Farm: And Other Stories of Tech in China’s Countryside. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux Originals x Logic).
Oakes, T. 2020. Review of Emmerson, Donald K. (ed.). 2020. The Deer and the Dragon: Southeast Asia and China in the 21st Century. (Stanford: Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center).
Aung, G. 2020. Review of Rippa, Alessandro. 2020. Borderland Infrastructures: Trade, Development, and Control in Western China. (Amsterdam University Press).
November 2018. China Made project director Tim Oakes was interviewed by Nazarbayev University President Shigeo Katsu during the 2018 Nazarbayev University Forum “China and the World: Engaging with a Reemerging Superpower”, November 28-29 in Astana, Kazakhstan.
a series of lectures and interviews with scholars discussing how they work with infrastructure in their research projects, and why infrastructure is important to their work