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The battle for fortune : state-led development, personhood, and power among Tibetans in China

Author: Charlene E Makley
Publisher: Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a deeply ethnographic appraisal, based on years of in situ research, The Battle for Fortune looks at the rising stakes of Tibetans' encounters with Chinese state-led development projects in the  Read more...

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Makley, Charlene E., 1964-
Battle for fortune.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017040967
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charlene E Makley
ISBN: 9781501719646 1501719645 9781501719677 150171967X
OCLC Number: 1002043957
Description: xviii, 324 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Olympic time and dilemmas of development in China's Tibet --
The dangers of the gift master --
The mountain deity and the state : voice, deity mediumship, and land expropriation in Jima Village --
Othering spaces, cementing treasure : concrete, money, and the politics of value in Kharnak Village School --
The melodious sound of the right-turning conch : historiography and Buddhist counterdevelopment in Langmo Village --
Spectacular compassion : "natural" disasters, national mourning, and the unquiet dead --
Epilogue : the kindly solemn face of the female Buddha.
Series Title: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.
Responsibility: Charlene Makley.

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