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  • The historian Willem van Schendel of the University of Amsterdam coined the name Zomia in 2002, as a way of challenging the continent's traditional geographical boundaries.

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  • The historian Willem van Schendel of the University of Amsterdam coined the name Zomia in 2002, as a way of challenging the continent's traditional geographical boundaries.

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  • He calls Zomia a “shatter zone,” a place where people go to escape the raw deal that complex civilization historically has been for those at the bottom: the coerced labor and conscription into military service, the taxation for wars and pharaonic building projects, the epidemic diseases that came with intensive agriculture and animal husbandry.

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  • Zomia is an alternate world, a realm of mutable, outlaw cultures, creating almost no empires and resisting being incorporated into those that originated elsewhere.

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  • As Scott writes, Zomia "represents one of the world's longest-standing and largest refuges of populations who live in the shadow of states but who have not yet been fully incorporated."

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  • If indeed the Zomia region of Asia is a functioning quasi-anarchy, no doubt its success at self-preservation comes in part from the warrior spirit of people such as the Hmong.

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  • If indeed the Zomia region of Asia is a functioning quasi-anarchy, no doubt its success at self-preservation comes in part from the warrior spirit of people such as the Hmong.

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  • In Zomia, elevation not only compounds distance but supersedes it, so that people living several hundred miles apart but at the same altitude can have nearly identical cultures - but little in common with neighbors who live lower or higher in the hills.

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  • If indeed the Zomia region of Asia is a functioning quasi-anarchy, no doubt its success at self-preservation comes in part from the warrior spirit of people such as the Hmong.

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  • The author, an eminent authority on Southeast Asian agrarian studies, tells the story of the people of Zomia and their unlikely odyssey in search of self-determination.

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  • An 'anarchist' zone of Southeast Asia as defined by Willem van Schendel.

    February 21, 2013