Beyond Assimilation: The Tibetanisation of Tibetan Education in Qinghai

Beyond Assimilation: The Tibetanisation of Tibetan Education in Qinghai Beyond Assimilation: The Tibetanisation of Tibetan Education in Qinghai 1 AdriAn ZEnZ Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit ar@zenz.org ABsTrAcT china’s minority education in general – and Tibetan education in particular – is often viewed as a hegemonic tool designed to assimilate minorities, seeking to integrate them into Han culture and society, while at the same time marginalising them through discourses of cultural inferiority and backwardness. The aim of this article is to go beyond seemingly straightforward portrayals of minority educa- tion (and especially of Tibetan education) as a device for sinicisation by analysing the historically situated, complex and often contradictory dynamics of how it has facilitated the simultaneous expression and suppression of different aspects of Tibetan ‘culture’ and language. Through an evaluation of the develop- ment of Tibetan- medium education in Qinghai province, it is demonstrated that minorities are not just passive victims at the hand of a dominant state, but strate- gising agents who can creatively explore and expand the political and cultural space within which they operate. Keywords: Tibetans, Qinghai, china, education, minorities currEnT PErsPEcTivEs On MinOriTy EducATiOn in cHinA Western scholarship on minority education in china has been emphasising how the state is using http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Inner Asia Brill

Beyond Assimilation: The Tibetanisation of Tibetan Education in Qinghai

Inner Asia, Volume 12 (2): 293 – Jan 1, 2010

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© 2010 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1464-8172
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10.1163/000000010794983478
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Beyond Assimilation: The Tibetanisation of Tibetan Education in Qinghai 1 AdriAn ZEnZ Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit ar@zenz.org ABsTrAcT china’s minority education in general – and Tibetan education in particular – is often viewed as a hegemonic tool designed to assimilate minorities, seeking to integrate them into Han culture and society, while at the same time marginalising them through discourses of cultural inferiority and backwardness. The aim of this article is to go beyond seemingly straightforward portrayals of minority educa- tion (and especially of Tibetan education) as a device for sinicisation by analysing the historically situated, complex and often contradictory dynamics of how it has facilitated the simultaneous expression and suppression of different aspects of Tibetan ‘culture’ and language. Through an evaluation of the develop- ment of Tibetan- medium education in Qinghai province, it is demonstrated that minorities are not just passive victims at the hand of a dominant state, but strate- gising agents who can creatively explore and expand the political and cultural space within which they operate. Keywords: Tibetans, Qinghai, china, education, minorities currEnT PErsPEcTivEs On MinOriTy EducATiOn in cHinA Western scholarship on minority education in china has been emphasising how the state is using

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Inner AsiaBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2010

Keywords: CHINA; QINGHAI; EDUCATION; MINORITIES; TIBETANS

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