publication . Article . 2008

“Population Invasion” versus Urban Exclusion in the Tibetan Areas of Western China

Andrew Martín Fischer;
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  • Published: 17 Dec 2008 Journal: Population and Development Review, volume 34, issue 4, pages 631-662 (issn: 00987921, Copyright policy)
  • Country: Netherlands
This article examines the confluence of local population transitions (demographic transition and urbanization) with non-local in-migration in the Tibetan areas of western China. The objective is to assess the validity of Tibetan perceptions of "population invasion" by Han Chinese and Chinese Muslims. The article argues that migration to Tibet from other regions in China has been concentrated in urban areas and has been counterbalanced by more rapid rates of natural increase in the Tibetan rural areas-among the highest rates in China. Overall, it is not clear whether there is any risk of population invasion in the Tibetan areas. However, given that non-Tibetan mi...
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free text keywords: Tibet, demographic transition, local, local population transitions, population, urban, urbanization, Development, Sociology and Political Science, Demography, Geography, Socioeconomics, China, Local population, Environmental protection, education.field_of_study, education, Han chinese
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