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. 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.
Dwyer, M. 2020. “They will not automatically benefit”: The politics of infrastructure development in Laos’s Northern Economic Corridor. Political Geography 78.
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.
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 interviews with scholars discussing how they work with infrastructure in their research projects, and why infrastructure is important to their work