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Tibetan Studies in Comparative Perspective


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ISBN 10: 0415634849 / ISBN 13: 9780415634847
Published by Routledge, 2012
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Title: Tibetan Studies in Comparative Perspective

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1.

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Politics, history, and religion have long lent Tibet a glamorous air, particularly in the West. But Tibet can be understood in an astonishingly wide variety of other ways, including linguistic, ecological, environmental and climatological, geographical, geological, economic, biologic, sociologic, medicinal. Tibetan Studies in Comparative Perspective touches on all the elements of the Tibet issue, offering invaluable insight to a wide variety of readers, from specialists to those with a general interest in the topic. By putting readers into the shoes of all the stakeholders, from the Dalai Lama in his home in exile and the various Tibetan exile communities, to decision makers in Beijing, New Delhi, Washington and London, the issues at stake come into bold relief. Furthermore, the book examines the potential opportunities that lay ahead, documents where and how Tibetans have been dispersed and offers a glimpse into the social and political undercurrents sending shudders through this exiled nation. With the chasm between exiles and indigenous Tibetans growing ever-larger, what challenges do Tibetans confront just to remain Tibetan? And how will this shape the future of their political movement? The book provides a timely re-examination of the contemporary predicament of Tibetans, both in and out of Tibet.

This book was published as two special issues of Asian Ethnicity.

About the Author:

Chih-Yu Shih teaches at National Taiwan University and is author of Civilization, Nation and Modernity in East Asia (Routledge, 2012); Autonomy, Ethnicity and Poverty in Southwestern China (Palgrave, 2007); Negotiating Ethnicity in China: Citizenship as a Response to the State (Routledge, 2002).

Yu-Wen Chen teaches at the University College Cork and is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute for Human Security at La Trobe University.

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