China Journal, No. 55 (2006)

 Heidi Fjeld has written a short, dense, but highly accessible study of hereditary class divisions in Lhasa today. Based on extensive fieldwork in Lhasa, she demonstrates that the old hereditary class divisions remain – albeit in modified form – despite the momentous changes in Tibet in the past half-century. … This is a fascinating study.

 Heidi Fjeld has written a short, dense, but highly accessible study of hereditary class divisions in Lhasa today. Based on extensive fieldwork in Lhasa, she demonstrates that the old hereditary class divisions remain – albeit in modified form – despite the momentous changes in Tibet in the past half-century. … This is a fascinating study. Heidi Fjeld has opened a window into contemporary Tibetan life and demonstrated how Chinese policies intended to dampen nationalism among the Tibetans have done just the opposite. … [T]his is an important contribution to our understanding of contemporary Tibetan life.

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