28: Trans-Himalayan Power Corridors - A Grounded Analysis of Nepal/China relations - Dr. Galen Murton

04.22.2020 - By The Belt and Road Podcast

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On this episode, Erik and Juliet speak with Dr. Galen Murton - Assistant Professor at the School of Integrated Sciences at James Madison University - about how China is establishing infrastructure across one of the most unforgiving landscapes in the world. Along the border between Nepal and Tibet, transport and energy infrastructure development are transforming lives and forging a new paradigm of geopolitical engagement between China and its South Asian neighbors. 

1) “Trans-Himalayan Power Corridors: Infrastructural Politics and China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Nepal."

2) “Facing the Fence: The Production and Performance of a Himalayan Border in Global Contexts.” 

Recommendations:
Galen - Anything written about Nepal by Sam Cowan and Broughton Coburn

Juliet - Asymmetrical Neighbors: Borderland State Building between China and Southeast Asia by Enze Han

Erik - Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy by David Zucchino 

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