'tibetanness' Under Threat?: Neo-Integrationism, Minority Education and Career Strategies in Qinghai, P.R. China (Inner Asia Book)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9789004257962: 'tibetanness' Under Threat?: Neo-Integrationism, Minority Education and Career Strategies in Qinghai, P.R. China (Inner Asia Book)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In 'Tibetanness' Under Threat?, Adrian Zenz pioneers an analysis of significant recent developments in Qinghai's Tibetan education system. Presently, Tibetan students can receive native language education from primary to tertiary levels, while university minority departments offer Tibetan-medium majors from computer science to secretarial studies.
However, positive developments are threatened by the dire career prospects of Tibetan-medium graduates. Tibetans view marketisation as the greatest threat to ethnocultural survival, with their young generation being lured into a Chinese education by superior employment prospects. But Zenz questions the easy equation of Tibetan education as 'unselfish' ethnic preservation versus the Chinese route as egocentric careerism, arguing that the creative educational strategies of Tibetans in the Chinese education system are important for exploring and expressing new forms of 'Tibetanness' in modern China.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Adrian Zenz, Ph.D. (1974), obtained an MA in Development Studies before managing development projects in China. He then pursued an MPhil and a PhD at the University of Cambridge, focusing on Tibetan education and ethnicity-career dynamics in Qinghai, Western China.

Review:

This book offers a superb discussion of the interplay between Chinese and Tibetan minority education systems in China's Qinghai Province. Zenz carefully documents the expansion of Tibetan-medium education streams at both high school and university levels. His work is essential reading for understanding the complexities and subtleties of minority education and employment dynamics in China's Tibetan areas. It offers a very important contribution to Tibetan Studies and China Studies.

Dr. Andrew Martin Fischer
Senior Lecturer in Population and Social Policy
Institute of Social Studies (The Hague)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 143.00
US$ 152.34

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Adrian Zenz
Published by Brill, Netherlands (2013)
ISBN 10: 9004257969 ISBN 13: 9789004257962
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brill, Netherlands, 2013. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. In Tibetanness Under Threat?, Adrian Zenz pioneers an analysis of significant recent developments in Qinghai s Tibetan education system. Presently, Tibetan students can receive native language education from primary to tertiary levels, while university minority departments offer Tibetan-medium majors from computer science to secretarial studies. However, positive developments are threatened by the dire career prospects of Tibetan-medium graduates. Tibetans view marketisation as the greatest threat to ethnocultural survival, with their young generation being lured into a Chinese education by superior employment prospects. But Zenz questions the easy equation of Tibetan education as unselfish ethnic preservation versus the Chinese route as egocentric careerism, arguing that the creative educational strategies of Tibetans in the Chinese education system are important for exploring and expressing new forms of Tibetanness in modern China. Seller Inventory # TNP9789004257962

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 152.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

ZENZ, ADRIAN
Published by BRILL (2013)
ISBN 10: 9004257969 ISBN 13: 9789004257962
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BRILL, 2013. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9789004257962 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0394282

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 147.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.23
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds