Taming Tibet: An Interview

Emily T. Yeh’s Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development (Cornell University Press, 2013) is an award-winning critical analysis of the production and transformation of the Tibetan landscape since 1950, construing development as a “state project that is presented as a gift to the Tibetan people” especially as it works to territorialize Tibet. Focusing on Lhasa and its environs, Yeh takes readers through key transformations that each formed an important stage in this territorialization. We talked about the book for the New Books in East Asian Studies podcast, and you can listen to that conversation here.