Tibetanness Under Threat?

Neo-Integrationism, Minority Education and Career Strategies in Qinghai, P. R. China

597673f944e2f.jpeg Author Adrian Zenz
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File size 4MB
Year 2013
Pages 341
Language English
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Category Business

Book Description:

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.

 

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