San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Third Pole, the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy and Zed Books invite you to join the launch event for Spoiling Tibet: China and resource nationalism on the roof of the world, with author Gabriel Lafitte.
The mineral-rich mountains of Tibet so far have been largely untouched by China’s growing economy. This is all about to change as China’s 12th Five-Year Plan, from 2011 to 2015, calls for massive investment in copper, gold, silver, chromium and lithium mining, with potentially devastating environmental and social consequences.
Despite great interest in Tibet worldwide, Spoiling Tibet is the first book that investigates mining at the roof of the world. It provides a unique authoritative guide to China’s policies regarding Tibet’s minerals that counteracts official propaganda and exile speculation.
Isabel Hilton, Editor of The Third Pole, will introduce Gabriel Lafitte and chair a discussion about the impact of mining on the Tibetan plateau and implications for wider regional human and environmental security.
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Advance praise for Spoiling Tibet:
‘At a time when Tibetans are fighting to save their physical environment as well as their religious landscape from destruction, an informative book such as this is most welcome.' - Katia Buffetrille, École Pratique des Hautes Études, co-editor of Authenticating Tibet: Answers to 100 China Questions and editor of Revisiting Rituals in a Changing Tibetan World.
'Spoiling Tibet contains a fascinating wealth of information about mining in contemporary Tibet.' - Emily T. Yeh, Associate Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder
The Third Pole provides information and analysis on the Tibetan Plateau and the rivers that originate there.
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The China Dialogue Trust is a UK registered charity that publishes high-quality articles, extended reports, policy briefs, blog postsand book reviews on environmental and climate change issues that affect China and the world.
Our principle activity is our website, chinadialogue.net, a fully bilingual website devoted to climate change and the environment. It is a unique platform where information and ideas are exchanged, providing a space in which non-Chinese readers find views, policy ideas and reporting from China, and Chinese readers find examples and different perspectives from around the world on environmental issues.
In the past few years our environmental reporting and workshops have also expanded to India, across the Himalayas, and Latin America, through the programmes India Climate Dialogue, The Third Pole and Diálogo Chino.