Westerners started the scientific exploration of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in the late 19th century, and some were able to make multiple visits and travel to the most remote regions of the plateau. These explorers came for different purposes, however, their accounts and records brought the mysteries of the plateau, in particularly it’s unique culture and ecology, to the world’s attention for the first time. [More]

Ben Jiao A remote nomadic primary school in Changtang, Tibet Although Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) is one of the most remote regions of China, the prosperity of the mainland and the central government’s intention to make the TAR economically prosperous, culturally visible, nationally integrated, and politically secure, have led to steadily rising living standards for many Tibetans and tremendous progress in basic education. [More]

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Although Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) is one of the most remote regions of China, the prosperity of the mainland and the central government’s intention to make the TAR economically prosperous, culturally visible, nationally integrated, and politically secure, have led to steadily rising living standards for many Tibetans and tremendous progress in basic education. Today, a modern educational system with local flavor and ethnic characteristics has been established. The vast majority of the Tibetans have obtained the right to an education, which could not be imagined in old Tibet.[More]

‘Roof of the world’ was the term that attracted me to the mysterious land to the north of the Himalayas. I had not seen a topographic photo of the globe where I could understand the meaning of roof. I linked it to the inclined roof of my own house.

Marriage is the institution through which people join their lives in emotional and economic ways by forming a household. It confers rights and obligations with respect to regulating emotional intimacy and love

Although Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) is one of the most remote regions of China, the prosperity of the mainland and the central government’s intention to make the TAR

Tshe ring rgyal po (Tibetan Academy of Social Sciences, Lhasa) and Christiane Papa-Kalantari (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna)

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China recognizes the global importance of protecting Tibet’s ecological and environmental integrity.

Westerners started the scientific exploration of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in the late 19th century, and some were able to make multiple visits and travel to the most remote regions of the plateau. These explorers came for different purposes, however, their accounts and records brought the mysteries of the plateau, in particularly it’s unique culture and ecology, to the world’s attention for the first time. [More]

China recognizes the global importance of protecting Tibet’s ecological and environmental integrity.Westerners started the scientific exploration of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in the late 19th century...

Due to improvement in conservation efforts since 1993, rampant commercial-scale poaching of wildlife in Tibet’s Chang Tang region has ended, and wildlife populations are now rebounding.

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