Muhammad Kavesh

School of Culture, History & Language, College of Asia & the Pacific

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Muhammad Kavesh


Kavesh’s research investigates how China’s mega BRI project, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), shapes the everyday life of millions of poor people in Pakistan. In particular, China’s soaring demand for Pakistan’s donkeys through CPEC for developing a Chinese traditional medicine has presented multiple challenges for the economy, employment, and social values of marginalised populations in Pakistan. Kavesh’s project will develop a culturally grounded counter-narrative to this important geo-political manoeuvre by China through a critical examination of transformations in human-donkey relationships in a rapidly changing Pakistan.

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