eBook Breaking Out Of The Poverty Trap: Case Studies From The Tibetan Plateau In Yunnan, Qinghai And Gansu, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Century Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 1938134087
  • ISBN-13: 9781938134081
  • DDC: 338.091724
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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This book provides unique insights into the challenges and potential solutions to alleviate poverty in western China. Many people are interested in Chinas economic and social development; the development of Tibet is an important part of this narrative. Unlike big cities in the east of China, Tibet is still underdeveloped, with severe poverty, relatively poor communications, poor infrastructure, transport links, and limited social services. Using deep and well-researched analyses, learned Chinese scholars share their policy insights, experience and knowledge of the underlying causes and potential solutions to this underdevelopment and poverty. The reader is also provided with firsthand accounts of different people in Tibet, ranging from local government officials to poverty-stricken herdsmen. This book gets at the heart of problems faced by ordinary Tibetans, such as dealing with impacts of natural disasters, lack of education, managing ecological resettlement, and trying to prevent the transmission of intergenerational poverty. Looking at these issues from a theoretical, policy, government and practical perspective, Breaking Out of the Poverty Trap - Case Studies from the Tibetan Plateau in Yunnan, Qinghai and Gansu covers the full range of issues in the development of the Tibetan Plateau.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Introduction.
2: The Rational Behavior of Tibetan Farmers and Herders.
3: How Do Farmers and Herdsmen Participate in the Market?.
4: Sustainable Development of the Tricholoma Matsutake Industry in Tibetan-Inhabited Regions of Yunnan, and Their Participation in the Global Market: Discussions Based on Value Chain Analysis.
5: The Socioeconomic Impact of Cordyceps Sinensis Resource Management in Tibetan-Inhabited Regions of Qinghai.
6: Impoverishment Risks Caused by the Ecological Resettlement Project.
7: Preventing Intergenerational Poverty Transmission with Antenatal Care.
8: Research on Compulsory Education in the Tibetan Regions of Qinghai and Yunnan Provinces.
9: Effects of Radio and TV on the Cultural Lives of Farmers and Herdsmen.
10: Private and Social Aid in the Eastern Tibetan Regions.
11: Snow Disasters and Relief Efforts: A Case Study of Tibetan Pastoral Areas in Southern Qinghai.
12: Systems and Technologies for Snow Disaster Prevention: Anthropological Observations on the Pastoral Areas in the Eastern Qinghai–Tibet Plateau.