Tibetan Language Policy and Practice as a Challenge of Governance:Posted: January 25, 2013
Tibetan Language Policy and Practice as a Challenge of Governance: Shifting Minority Policy Orientations in the People’s Republic of China
Manla Kyi spoke about China’s changing policy toward minority languages. She will focus on the case of the Tibetan language and policy about the language of instruction in schools. Kyi is a doctoral candidate at the University of Hong Kong.
Manla Kyi is affiliated with the Tibet Governance Program at George Washington University. She is a leading specialist in Tibetan education and language policy issues and was the Co-Chair of the Tibet Governance and Practice (TGAP) Forum on Language Policy and Practice, held in Montréal, Canada in May 2012.
She has taught at Qinghai Nationalities University and has conducted field research throughout the Tibetan region. She holds a Masters of Education from Columbia University, and is completing her PhD study at the University of Hong Kong.