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The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier

Benno Weiner


This book provides the first in-depth study of an ethnic minority region during the first decade of the People's Republic of China: the Amdo region in the Sino-Tibetan borderland. Employing previously inaccessible local archives as well as other rare primary sources, the book demonstrates that the Communist Party's goal in 1950s Amdo was not just state-building, but also nation-building. Such an objective required the construction of narratives and policies capable of convincing Tibetans of their membership in a wider political community. As the book shows, however, early efforts to gradually ... More

Keywords: ethnic minority region, People's Republic of China, Amdo region, Sino-Tibetan borderland, nation-building, state-building, national integration, socialist transformation, communization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501749391
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501749391.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benno Weiner, author
Carnegie Mellon University