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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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Quandaries of Agency

(p.285) Epilogue
The Violence of Liberation

Charlene E. Makley

University of California Press

This chapter reviews the things the author has learned about the Tibetans. It presents a record of her interview with one of her friends, Kazang, and takes a look at the Tibetans' Buddhist revival efforts in post-Mao China, re-examining the gender dynamics among Tibetans and the gendered nature of the post-Mao Buddhist revival. The chapter also considers the configuration of sex and gender categories among Labrang Tibetans, and the socioeconomic encounters since the founding of the Labrang monastery.

Keywords:   Buddhist revival, post-Mao China, gender dynamics, gender categories, Labrang Tibetans, socioeconomic encounters, Labrang monastery

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