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The Deadlock in Tibet

The "Socialist New Villages" in the Tibetan Autonomous Region: Reshaping the rural landscape and controlling its inhabitants

Françoise Robin

Abstract

The intention behind the establishment of the "socialist new villages" in the Tibet Autonomous Region (2006-2010) is to relocate 50 to 80 percent of the rural inhabitants, whose farming and pastoral practices are considered "backward" and "unscientific." In theory, this policy is aimed at bringing about a "hygienic" and "entrepreneurial" countryside. There is little doubt that this vast social project, which has been little studied up to now, will have far-ranging repercussions on rural life in Tibet.

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Françoise Robin, « The "Socialist New Villages" in the Tibetan Autonomous Region: Reshaping the rural landscape and controlling its inhabitants », China Perspectives [Online], 2009/3 | 2009, Online since 01 September 2012, connection on 28 March 2017. URL : http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/4845

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