ASIA’S WATER TOWER AND TIBET THIRD POLE

REPRESENTING TIBETAN ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT: What do we mean by our ten top key phrases? A presentation to a TIBET POLICY INSTITUTE seminar 29 March 2012 So many people speak of Tibet, or for Tibet, with various agendas. The language used to represent today’s Tibet inevitably settles on metaphors which do a lot of work, […]

TOP TEN CLICHES ABOUT ENVIRONMENT IN TIBET

CHINA’S KEY METAPHORS OF TIBET’S ENVIRONMENT: Presentation given to TIBET POLICY INSTITUTE seminar 29 March 2012-03-27 China has a set of slogans that define its approach to the environments of the Tibetan Plateau. These key metaphors, endlessly repeated, shape China’s thinking, limit China’s imagination, close Chinese minds to the complex circumstances on the ground that […]

ERASING TIBETAN ETHNIC IDENTITY FROM CHINESE CITIZENSHIP: WILL IT HAPPEN? WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES?

PRESENTATION TO TIBET POLICY INSTITUTE SEMINAR 22 MARCH 2012 CHINA’S SECRET DECISION TO “DOWNPLAY THE NATIONAL QUESTION.” Zhu Weiqun, of the CCP United Front, has boldly proposed abolishing all reference to nationality on the identity cards all Chinese citizens must carry, and frequently produce for inspection. This latest step towards erasing Tibetan identity as a […]