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Contemporary Tibetan Literature From Shangrila: Literary Life And Activities In The Yunnan Tibetan Region (1950–2002)

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This chapter highlights the specificities of the Tibetan literary world in present day Bde chen Tibet Autonomous Prefecture (TAP), that is: the local over focusing on tourist/economic concerns which asphyxiates all local literary enterprise; the marginality of the Tibetan language and the insignificance of tibetophone literary activities; the fragility of the local literary infrastructure; the over focusing on the ‘local specificities’ of literature which hinder a richer and more open Tibetan literary life; the multilayered isolation of the Bde chen Tibetan literary world vis-à-vis both the PRC Tibetan world of contemporary literature, and the Yunnan multinational literary environment. Then the chapter introduces several Yunnan Tibetan writers and editors, focusing on their creative and editorial initiatives in Tibetan and Chinese writing.

Keywords: Bde chen Tibet autonomous prefecture (TAP); Chinese education; cultural activities; Tibetan language; Tibetan Literary Life; Tibetan Literature



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