Lunchtime seminar – 9 March – Chen Hong

March 4th, 2016 by

A lunchtime seminar will be held in the Mond Building Seminar Room, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RF

Wednesday 9 March 2016, 12.30–1.30

All welcome

Chen Hong (Ulaana)

Inner Mongolia University

Practices of Village Boundary Making and the View of Grassland Protection: the Case of Dam Gzhung Rdzong in Tibet (TAR)


In this paper, I will try to give a simple talk on contemporary Tibetan herder’s life. All materials have been derived from my fieldwork in U village, which is located in Dam Gzhung Rdzong (Dangxiong Xian 当雄县). To give you a clearer impression of this location, my topic is centered on the U village’s process of boundary formation through newly enacted rangeland policies, and within these newly formed borders, herders’ views toward wealth. The rangeland policy and the herder’s decisions are derived from the same ideal: to protect the grassland for sustainable use. But how to do this is mainly decided by the villagers and their community.