Aranya Siriphon is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Northern Thailand. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communication from Thammasat University and received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Social Science, Chiang Mai University. Her research interest is Chinese Influence and mobility in the Mekong region, Transnational migration studies, and transborder studies in Mainland Southeast Asia.
Current Research Projects: Impact of Chinese cross-border e-commerce to Thailand: Transnational Practices of Chinese Entrepreneurs residing in Chiang Mai Province, funded by National Research Council of Thailand.
(Co-researcher) New Transnational Chinese Migrants in the Era of Globalization, funded by Thailand Research Fund (TRF).
Siriphon, Aranya and Li, Jiangyu. 2021. Chinese dream, emerging statecraft, and Chinese influence in the Mekong region. International Journal of Asian Studies, 1–16.
Siriphon, Aranya and Zhu Jinsheng. 2020. Chinese Tourists, Policy Reforms, and Mobility Regime., in Lee, Lai To (ed.). Chinese People’s Diplomacy and Development Relations with East Asia Trends in Xi Jinping Era, pp. 30-48, London: Routledge.
Siriphon, Aranya and Sunanta Yamthap. 2019. Religious Practices and Syncretization:: The Tzu Chi missions in the Northern Thai border. Regional Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. 4, 1, pp. 20-40.
Siriphon, Aranya. 2018. Developing Entrepreneurship and the Rise of China: Chinese Migrant Entrepreneurs in Tourism-related Businesses in Chiang Mai. In Santasombat, Yos (ed.) The Sociology of Chinese Capitalism in Southeast Asia, pp. 271-290. Palgrave Macmillian.
Siriphon, Aranya and Sunanta Yamthap. 2018. Contesting ‘Chinese’ Education: Schooling in the Kuomintang Chinese Diaspora in Northern Thailand, 1975 – 2015. In Pia Maria Jolliffe, Thomas Richard Bruce (eds.) Southeast Asian Education in Modern History: Schools, Manipulation, and Contest, pp. 69-82. London: Routledge.