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Young Tibetans Lured By Modernity June 29, 2008

Posted by tkcollier in Geopolitics, Religion.

For Rural Tibetans, the Future Is in Town – washingtonpost.com
Tibetans, traditionally nomadic herders and farmers, are increasingly being lured into a commercial world, a place where Chinese and English language skills are prerequisites for success and ethnic identity is something to be marketed to tourists. Many young Tibetans like Jian jump at the chance to escape harsh farm work on mountain plateaus, but the opportunity means leaving behind a way of life that has defined one of the most romanticized cultures in the world.


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