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Immigrant Ambassadors: Citizenship and Belonging within the Tibetan Diaspora

Author(s): Julia Meredith Hess

Date: Format: PDF Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 0804760179
Pages: OCR: Quality: ISBN13: 9780804760171
Uploader: Upload Date: 3/9/2019 6:23:14 PM

The Tibetan diaspora started fifty years in the past when the present Dalai Lama fled Lhasa and established a government-in-exile in India. For the ones fifty years, the majority of Tibetans have stored their stateless refugee standing in India and Nepal as a reminder to themselves and the arena that Tibet is below Chinese profession and that they’re dedicated to returning sooner or later. In the 1990s, the U.S. Congress handed law that allowed 1,000 Tibetans and their households to immigrate to the United States a decade later the whole U.S. inhabitants contains some 10,000 Tibetans. Not best is the social truth of the migration?its historic and political contexts?of pastime, but additionally how migration and resettlement within the U.S. mirror emergent id formations amongst participants of a stateless society. Immigrant Ambassadors examines Tibetan id at a crucial juncture within the diaspora’s enlargement, and argues that higher migration to the West is each facilitated and marked by means of converting understandings of what it method to be a twenty-first-century Tibetan?deterritorialized, activist, and cosmopolitan.
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