Charlene E. Makley

in The Violence of Liberation

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780520250598
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520940536 | DOI:

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This chapter reviews the things the author has learned about the Tibetans. It presents a record of her interview with one of her friends, Kazang, and takes a look at the Tibetans' Buddhist revival efforts in post-Mao China, re-examining the gender dynamics among Tibetans and the gendered nature of the post-Mao Buddhist revival. The chapter also considers the configuration of sex and gender categories among Labrang Tibetans, and the socioeconomic encounters since the founding of the Labrang monastery.

Keywords: Buddhist revival; post-Mao China; gender dynamics; gender categories; Labrang Tibetans; socioeconomic encounters; Labrang monastery

Chapter.  2779 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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