China's many Tibets: Diqing as a model for ‘development with Tibetan characteristics?’

  title={China's many Tibets: Diqing as a model for ‘development with Tibetan characteristics?’},
  author={Ben Hillman},
  journal={Asian Ethnicity},
  pages={269 - 277}
  • Ben Hillman
  • Published 1 June 2010
  • Economics
  • Asian Ethnicity
Using Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture as a case study, this article argues that local governance and local policies have had a major impact on local Tibetan economies and societies in China. It argues that a combination of liberal social policies and smart economic policies have helped Diqing to achieve both growth and stability in recent years. While each Tibetan region in China represents a unique blend of social, cultural, economic, geographic and historical circumstances, the author… 
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