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Book: Power and Agency in the Lives of Contemporary Tibetan Nuns

Chapter: 8. Oppressive Social Institutions of Tibet under Chinese Rule

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44145


In Tibetan society, traditional institutions such as marriage, family, the distribution of work, education practices and religious bodies have traditionally organized and continue to order the subordination of Tibetan women. Furthermore, in the context of contemporary Tibet-China, the Chinese polity, its laws and economic systems can be seen as disadvantaging Tibetan women in multiple ways: as women, as Tibetans and as religious practitioners.

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