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Political Mobilization Among ethnic Tibetans in China and International Implications -- Enze Han, Assistant Professor, SOAS, University of London

Apr 2, 2014 · 12:15 p.m.– 1:45 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Bowl 2

In a novel approach to studying political mobilization among ethnic Tibetans in China, this article addresses the following general questions:  What roles does religion, particularly the Chinese state’s repressive policies towards Tibetan Buddhism, play in fomenting Tibetans’ political resistance? And what implications can we draw from the changing ethnic demography in Tibet on Tibetans’ conflict behavior? 

Dr. Enze Han is a Lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS, University of London. His research interests include ethnic politics in China and China's relations with Southeast Asia. His recent publications include Contestation and Adapation: The Politics of National Identity in China (OUP, 2013), and with various articles appearing in The Journal of Contemporary China, The China Quarterly, Nationalities Papers, Security Studies, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, among others. Previously, Dr. Han was a postdoctoral fellow in the China and the World Program, Princeton University. He received a Ph.D in Political Science from the George Washington University.

This talk is sponsored by the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program of the Woodrow Wilson School whose mission is to encourage research on China’s foreign relations and China within the international relations context.