Published by University of Washington Press in June 2014, “Mapping Shangrila” brings together a variety of experts on culture, politics, and the environment in the Sino-Tibetan borderlands. The book features a foreword by respected scholars Stevan Harrell and Ralph Litzinger.
From the University of Washington Press website:
Mapping Shangrila advances a view of landscapes as media of governance, representation, and resistance, examining how they are reshaping cultural economies, political ecologies of resource use, subjectivities, and interethnic relations. Chapters illuminate topics such as the role of Han and Tibetan literary representations of border landscapes in the formation of ethnic identities; the remaking of Chinese national geographic imaginaries through tourism in the Yading Nature Reserve; the role of The Nature Conservancy and other transnational environmental organizations in struggles over culture and environmental governance; the way in which matsutake mushroom and caterpillar fungus commodity chains are reshaping montane landscapes; and contestations over the changing roles of mountain deities and their mediums as both interact with increasingly intensive nature conservation and state-sponsored capitalism.
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See also by Emily Yeh, “Taming Tibet”: http://highpeakspureearth.com/2013/taming-tibet-landscape-transformation-and-the-gift-of-chinese-development-by-emily-t-yeh/
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