Navegación – Mapa del sitio
The Deadlock in Tibet

The Tibet Protests of Spring 2008

Conflict between the Nation and the State
Robert Barnett
p. 6-23


This preliminary assessment of 95 of the 150 or more protests in Tibetan areas in the spring of 2008 suggests that they were far more widespread than during previous unrest, and also that there was greater involvement of laypeople, farmers, nomads, and students than in the past. It argues that the struggle in China and elsewhere over representation of the unrest has been dominated by the question of violence, with little attention paid to policy questions and social issues. This paper outlines the basic concepts that underlie that debate and summarises the historical factors that might have led to protest.

Inicio de página

Para citar este artículo

Referencia en papel

Robert Barnett, « The Tibet Protests of Spring 2008 », China Perspectives, 2009/3 | 2009, 6-23.

Referencia electrónica

Robert Barnett, « The Tibet Protests of Spring 2008 », China Perspectives [En línea], 2009/3 | 2009, Publicado el 01 septiembre 2012, consultado el 27 enero 2020. URL : ; DOI : 10.4000/chinaperspectives.4836

Inicio de página

Derechos de autor

© All rights reserved

Inicio de página
  • Logo CEFC – Centre d’études français sur la Chine contemporaine
  • OpenEdition Journals