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- DescriptionOver sixty years of violence and dialogue have brought China and the Tibetans closer to a resolution of their conflict. Tsering Topgyal argues that it is China's sense of insecurity, its perception of itself as a socio-politically weak state, which has disproportionately influenced its policies towards the religion, language, education and ecomy of Tibet. Beijing has also denied the existence of a 'Tibet Issue' and rejected several Tibetan proposals for automy, fearful that they might undermine its state-building project in Tibet. Conversely, Tibetan insecurity about threats to their identity, generated by Chinese policies, Han migration and cultural influences in Tibet, ex- plains both the Dalai Lama's unpopular decision to abandon his aspiration for Tibetan independence and his demands for automy and unification of all Tibetans under one administration. Identity insecurity also drives the multi-faceted Tibetan resistance both inside Tibet and in the diaspora.Thus, while Beijing and the Tibetans seek to harden their positions in order to counter their respective insecurities, real or imagined, the outcome is, paradoxically, greater insecurity on both sides, plunging them into unremitting cycles of state-hardening on the part of China and fortifying resistance on the Tibetan side.
- Author BiographyTsering Topgyal is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Birmingham.
- Author(s)Tsering Topgyal
- PublisherC Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
- Date of Publication18/03/2016
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintC Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
- Weight458 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine23 mm
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