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dc.contributor.editorYeh, Emily T.
dc.contributor.editorCoggins, Christopher R.
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-06T23:31:32Z
dc.date.available2019-12-06T23:31:32Z
dc.date.copyright2014
dc.date.issued6/11/2014
dc.identifier10.6069/9780295805023
dc.identifier.other9780295805023
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/44966
dc.descriptionIn 2001 the Chinese government announced that the precise location of Shangrila—a place that previously had existed only in fiction—had been identified in Zhongdian County, Yunnan. Since then, Sino-Tibetan borderlands in Yunnan, Sichuan, Gansu, Qinghai, and the Tibet Autonomous Region have been the sites of numerous state projects of tourism development and nature conservation, which have in turn attracted throngs of backpackers, environmentalists, and entrepreneurs who seek to experience, protect, and profit from the region’s landscapes. 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.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Transformation Fund of the Kenneth S. and Faye G. Allen Library Endowment at the University of Washington Libraries
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dc.format.extent348
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Washington Press
dc.relation.isformatof9780295993584
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStudies on Ethnic Groups in China
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject.classificationSOC002010
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dc.titleMapping Shangrila: Contested Landscapes in the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands
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