Investigation of the "borderland" nature of, anthropology dealing with Tibet and the broader, Himalayan region. Without clear state definition,, scholastic inquiry is dispersed among distinct, themes rather than a cohesive historical or, cultural approach. Focus on ethnographies of, non-state peoples, cross-border travel,, marginalized lives, and international development, and representation. Reading-intensive course with, a series of literature review assignments leading, toward a final project.