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Ethnic minorities and localities in China’s border encounters with Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam
Victor Konrad
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Zhiding Hu

merge, link, collude and reinforce border discourse. Top-down narratives and imaginaries negotiate border space with bottom-up narratives and imaginaries. These, in turn, reinforce, modify or adjust border-crossing, bordering practices and borderscapes. If the top-down and bottom-up narratives and imaginaries collide and clash, new ones may be originated, or the process may become stalled. Yet, with any cross-border interaction, aesthetical strategies are evident for coexistence and empowerment in border-crossing, bordering and the creation of borderscapes. The border

in Border images, border narratives
Border figures of the fantastic
Patricia García

according to the different fields in which they have been employed. The fantastic and liminality The texts of the fantastic are constantly engaging with borders, border-crossings, border-crossers and border beings. In this section, I discuss two different forms in which the fantastic engages with border theory: first, by exploring its limits as an aesthetic form against other non-mimetic narratives and second, thematically, by identifying recurrent tropes that are related to the liminal. The fantastic is

in Border images, border narratives