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The Road to Modernisation

The Road to Modernisation In China, the pastoralism debate has always been closely connected to discourses of modernisation (xiandaihua) and development (fazhan). In recent years, sedentarisation has been intensely promoted by the central government as a way to modernise pastoralists. Sedentarisation is seen by the government as a means to urbanise pastoralists and improve their access to health facilities and educational institutions. Sedentarisation is also promoted as a way of protecting degraded rangeland ecology. However, recent sedentarisation policies have so far had ambiguous effects. While infrastructure in pastoral areas has to a certain degree improved, the policy has also created new socio-economic problems. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Inner Asia Brill

The Road to Modernisation

Inner Asia , Volume 18 (1): 17 – May 5, 2016

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1464-8172
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2210-5018
DOI
10.1163/22105018-12340057
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Abstract

In China, the pastoralism debate has always been closely connected to discourses of modernisation (xiandaihua) and development (fazhan). In recent years, sedentarisation has been intensely promoted by the central government as a way to modernise pastoralists. Sedentarisation is seen by the government as a means to urbanise pastoralists and improve their access to health facilities and educational institutions. Sedentarisation is also promoted as a way of protecting degraded rangeland ecology. However, recent sedentarisation policies have so far had ambiguous effects. While infrastructure in pastoral areas has to a certain degree improved, the policy has also created new socio-economic problems.

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Inner AsiaBrill

Published: May 5, 2016

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