It seems that there are many questions still to be answered about the circumstance of Islam in Tibet and some that maybe never be solved. It is clear that western study on the Islam in Tibet is focused on the positive history of the area as a foil for the current political unrest that exists at the moment. However altruistic the researchers’ intention is in this case, it is these same intentions that keep the division between Tibetan Muslims and Chinese Muslims in existence. A good researcher must see beyond a communities’ self-perception not work within it

Published in: on March 30, 2010 at 3:52 am  Leave a Comment  

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