Grassland Feuds, Frontier Territoriality, and State-Making on the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands of Republican and Early PRC China

In the early 1940s, the Chinese government sought to resolve a land dispute between two Tibetan chiefdoms. This dispute highlighted the challenges of asserting state control over nomadic pastoral societies and the complex interplay of political, religious, and ethnic factors in the Sino-Tibetan borderlands. Despite the Chinese Communist Party's claims of success, these disputes persisted, reflecting the incomplete nature of state-making in the region.

Benno Weiner
Organisé par
Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine (CECMC) | la Société Française d’Etudes du Monde Tibétain (SFEMT)
28 NOV. 2023 À 17H
Campus Condorcet - Bâtiment de recherche Sud - Salle 1.023
Benno Weiner is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University. He is author of the Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier and co-editor of Contested Memories: Tibetan History under Mao Retold. His most recent article, “‘This Absolutely is not a Hui Rebellion!’ The Ethnopolitics of Great Han Chauvinism in Early Maoist China,” was published in the October issue of the journal Twentieth Century China.
Conférence de Benno Weiner (Carnegie Mellon University)
5, cours des Humanités, 93300 Aubervilliers