Urban China Series Featuring Andrew Grant: Abject Space in Redevelopment: Urban Tibetans in Xining’s Old City Center

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Speaker: Andrew Grant, University of Tampa Examining Xining, the capital of Qinghai Province, this talk argues that urban redevelopment and greenfield expansion have devalued the older urban areas in which Tibetans live.  Through over twenty months of fieldwork between 2012 and 2017, I found that un-redeveloped urban places were becoming increasingly associated with crime, grime, and […]