As elsewhere in High Asia, minority languages in Tibet are the first victims of international tensions. During the recent UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) periodic review of China, a total of twelve countries raised the issue of Tibet. In their response, the Chinese delegation devoted two minutes to discussing Tibet (begins 2:33:39), and half that time was spent talking […]Read more "Are debates over linguistic rights erasing diversity?"
The planned dissolution not only creates a regional
disturbance, but tips the balance against minority rights.
Since the incarceration of roughly a million Uighurs in the northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang over the last year, the situation in Tibet has gotten relatively less coverage in Western media. What is the current situation for human rights, political openness or repressiveness, and economic development in Tibet? And how has the attention paid to […]Read more "Has the World Lost Sight of Tibet?"
The Himalayas are a global center for linguistic diversity. But that diversity is at risk.Read more "The Geopolitics of Language in the Himalayas"
Geopolitics are transforming this influential region politically, culturally, linguistically, and environmentally.Read more "Thawing tensions in the Himalaya"