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The Violence of LiberationGender and Tibetan Buddhist Revival in Post-Mao China$
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Charlene Makley

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520250598

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520250598.001.0001

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Bodies of Power

(p.1) Introduction
The Violence of Liberation

Charlene E. Makley

University of California Press

This introductory chapter discusses the gendered cultural politics of Tibet, beginning with a section on the impressions foreign tourists might get while visiting Tibet, which includes a description of the area. It then examines the cultural politics of gendered recognition and introduces the “participation framework,” also covering gender categories and cultural embodiment and politics within the frontier zone.

Keywords:   gendered cultural politics, Tibet, foreign tourists, gendered recognition, participation framework, gender categories, cultural embodiment, frontier zone

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