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The Violence of Liberation: Gender and Tibetan Buddhist Revival in Post-Mao China

Charlene Makley


This wide-ranging, keenly observed study provides an account of the highly contested process through which the Tibetan Buddhist region of Labrang became incorporated into the People's Republic of China. Drawing from thirteen years of archival research and fieldwork in and around the famous Geluk sect Tibetan Buddhist monastery, this book situates the process of incorporation in the violent upheavals of Maoist socialist transformation that took place from 1950 through the 1970s, and in the transition to globalization via Deng Xiaoping's capitalist market reforms of the 1980s and 1990s. Synthesi ... More

Keywords: Labrang, China, Geluk sect, Deng Xiaoping, capitalist market reforms, socialist transformation, Tibet, Sino-Tibetan relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780520250598
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520250598.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charlene Makley, author