Gerald Roche is a Discovery Early Career Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Asia Institute. His research focuses on issues of ethnicity, nationalism, identity, and language in China’s Tibetan areas. His publications have appeared in Asian Ethnicity, Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, Language Documentation and Description, and Asian Ethnicity. His edited volume of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language, on linguistic diversity and endangerment in Tibet, was published in May 2017.

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06.26.17

Why Are So Many Tibetans Moving to Chinese Cities?

Gerald Roche, Ben Hillman & more
China’s Tibetan areas have been troubled by unrest since 2008, when protests swept the plateau, followed by a series of self-immolations which continue to this day. The Chinese state, as part of its arsenal of responses, has intensified urbanization...