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On the Margins of Tibet


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Investigates the present conditions of Tibetan cultural life and cultural expression.

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Preface and Acknowledgments A Note on TransliterationIntroduction1. The Setting
2. Religious Sites and the Practice of Religion
3. The Dilemmas of Education in Tibetan Areas
4. In Search of Tibetan Culture
5. Culture As a Way of Life
6. Tibetan Culture on the Margins: Destruction or Reconstruction? Appendixes
1. Administrative Divisions in the People's Republic of China
2. Demographic Composition in the Autonomous Prefectures
3. Data on Religions
4. Data on Bilingual Education
5. Place-Names in Chinese and Tibetan
6. Guide for Semi-Structured Interviews Notes
Chinese and Tibetan Glossary

About the Author

Ashild Kolas and Monika P. Thowsen collaborated on this book while serving as researchers at the International Peace Research Institute (PRIO), Oslo.


"A major contribution to the growing literature on the situation in Tibetan areas." - Stevan Harrell, University of Washington

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