from wasteland to wetland? NATURE AND NATION IN CHINA'S TIBET

Yeh, Emily T.
January 2009
Environmental History;Jan2009, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p103
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study conducted on the environmental projects enacted on the Lhalu wetland in Lhasa, China since 1950. It states that the environmental history of the wetland portrays problems between the competing Chinese state and Tibetan exiles' ecological nationalist narratives. It mentions that both of the two groups have denied the possibility for Tibetans to participate in terms of nature protection and conservation. It notes that environmental projects, which resulted from the series of shifting environmental imaginaries, were employed under the initiative to bind more closely Tibet to the People's Republic of China. In addition, it has stimulated the separation of society with nature and the lose of connection of people to the environment.


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