Merging Tibetan Culture into the Chinese Economic Fast Lane

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Show simple item record Cooke, SB 2009-12-21T03:55:57Z 2003-01
dc.identifier.citation China Perspectives, 2003, 50 (November - December), pp. 42 - 56
dc.identifier.issn 1011-2006
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract The nature of Tibet's historical situation relative to China 1, and its current manifestation as the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) within the People's Republic of China (PRC), has generated specific administration policies from the central government since the 1950s2. With the adoption in 2000 of a new national strategy for developing its western regions, China plans a completely new look for these areas3, not least the TAR, where effects of the Great Western Development (GWD) policy (Xibu da kaifa) are likely to be more profound than for any other provincial-level constituent of the PRC. While the central government has included the TAR as just one of multiple provincial-level components of its new strategy, it has also refocused its specific Tibet policy in tandem with the national project, a recognition of the TAR's distinctive characteristics and problems. Among the PRC's five autonomous regions, all of which are included in the GWD, the TAR's cultural and ethnic characteristics are more homogeneous than in any of the others: a single non-Han culture and nationality dominates the region, who have a clear, commonly-shared self-identity. Ethnic and cultural diversity characterises many of the other areas under the GWD, but before 1950, when the Han Chinese began to arrive in Tibet, one term could sum up everything that was there as Tibetan.
dc.publisher French Centre for Research on Contemporary China
dc.title Merging Tibetan Culture into the Chinese Economic Fast Lane
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent China Perspectives
dc.journal.volume November - December
dc.journal.volume 50
dc.journal.number November - December en_US
dc.publocation Hong Kong en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 42 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 56 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 160403 Social and Cultural Geography
dc.for 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Studies
dc.for 2103 Historical Studies
dc.personcode 001075
dc.percentage 50 en_US Historical Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords China; Tibet; immigration; development en_US
dc.description.keywords China
dc.description.keywords Tibet
dc.description.keywords immigration
dc.description.keywords development
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/Social and Political Change Group
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history Social and Political Change Group (ID: 325)
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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