A section of the old tea-horse route in China’s Yunnan province (Rippa 2016)
Lisu man reading the Bible in China’s Nujiang valley, Yunnan province (Rippa 2016)
The new Karakoram Highway in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Rippa 2016)
Walung village, Nepal (Rippa 2016)
Yak caravan in Walung, Nepal (Rippa 2016)
The Karakul lake in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Rippa 2017)
Road construction on the Afghan side of the Panj river (Rippa 2017)
The Highlander is an academic, open-access, and peer reviewed online journal, founded in 2015 at the University of Edinburgh, broadly concerned with the study of Asia’s highland communities historically situated at the margins of the state. Articles published in the Highlander elucidate the analogous histories, languages, cultures, politics, and religions of primarily ethnic minorities living in the upland terrains linking Nepal and the Tibetan plateau with Northeast India, Western China, and the highland communities of Southeast Asia – a vast, congruous region sometimes referred to as ‘Zomia’.