HORIE, Mio

Position: Affiliated Assistant Professor

MAIL: horie [at] cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Research Departments

Cross-regional Studies

Area

Research Interests

・A Study on Internal Migration and Ethnicity in Contemporary China
・A Study on Writing Culture of the Lahu in Yunnan, China
・A Study on Cross-border Marriage Migration on the China-Myanmar Border



A Study on Internal Migration and Ethnicity in Contemporary China
This research will clarify the social transformation of Lahu people living in Yunnan and Myanmar facing on migration based on interregional economic disparity that will develop in modern China and Southeast Asian countries. This research is based on both the results of my research in Yunnan Province, the newly migration phenomena in the northern part of Myanmar, and social change that Han Chinese villages where are the receiving area of such immigrants face.

A Study on Writing Culture of the Lahu in Yunnan, China
The Yunnan in China is an intersection of the Chinese world, the Tibetan world, and the Southeast Asian world, and various rich writing culture have developed under such cultural variation. In this study, I focus on the plural Lahu writing systems born along with the Christianity missionary and the Communist Party’s polity of ethnic minority and clarify the authority of the writings, the relationship between the writings and oral literature etc. The academic significance of this study is to provide a new case study for the research group on the relation between writings and oral literatures in the continental part of Southeast Asia and to reconsider the relationship between the two.

A Study on Cross-border Marriage Migration on the China-Myanmar Border
The purpose of this research is to clarify the social change of borderlands along with the chained marriage migration caused by serious shortage of marriageable women under the one child policy and regional economic disparity in current China from the example of the Lahu people living accross China- Myanmar border. This is an important research topic in thinking contemporary relations between Southeast Asia and China from the viewpoint of gender.