Author Ptáčková, Jarmila, author
Title Exile from the Grasslands : Tibetan herders and Chinese development projects / Jarmila Ptáčková
Imprint Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2020]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  DS793.T7 P73 2020    AVAILABLE    30520020894615
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DS793.T7 P975 2020    AVAILABLE    30530001387463
Descript xv, 170 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Series Studies on ethnic groups in China
Studies on ethnic groups in China
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-161) and index
Cvilizing China's western Peripheries -- The gift of development in pastoral areas -- Sedentarization in Qinghai -- Development in Zeku County -- Sedentarization of pastoralists in Zeku County -- Ambivalent outcomes and adaptation strategies -- Glossary of Chinese and Tibetan terms
"At the start of the new millennium, the Chinese government launched an ambitious new development program with far-reaching economic, environmental, and cultural effects in remote areas inhabited mainly by indigenous ethnic groups. The Great Opening of the West program diverts pastoral Tibetans to urban residence and urban livelihoods, resulting in a massive shift in social and economic patterns. Based on fieldwork that has been ongoing since 2007, this ethnography documents the transformation of Tibetan pastoral society in Qinghai Province under Chinese development efforts. It describes sedentarization and relocation policy agendas, viewpoints of both the affected pastoral population and officials charged with implementing policy, and case studies of pastoralists' response to sedentarization and other grassland management policies"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Tibetans -- Cultural assimilation -- China -- Zêkog Xian
Nomads -- Sedentarization -- China -- Qinghai Sheng
Herders -- China -- Qinghai Sheng
Tibetans -- China -- Zêkog Xian -- Economic conditions
Grasslands -- China -- Qinghai Sheng -- Management
Range policy -- China -- Qinghai Sheng
Forced migration -- China -- Qinghai Sheng
Pastoral systems -- China -- Qinghai Sheng
Economic development projects -- China -- Zêkog Xian
Zêkog Xian (China) -- Economic conditions -- 21st century
Alt Title Tibetan herders and Chinese development projects