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About Temtsel Hao

Temtsel Hao, who has a PhD in international relations from the LSE, is a journalist working for the BBC World Service.

Articles by Temtsel Hao

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

My cultural revolution: a child’s memory

China in the mid-1960s plunged into a social ferment lasting a decade. The experiences of those directly affected may be complex, as this recollection shows.

Mo Yan and China's prize

The award of the Nobel literature prize to a Chinese writer favoured by the authorities provoked disputes both on the Chinese internet and in Swedish public life, says Temtsel Hao.

Mao Zedong in video-history's gaze

A schoolteacher’s witty online lectures on Chinese history have earned both adulation and scorn. But when Yuan Tengfei breaks the taboo on Chairman Mao, his irreverence becomes political provocation. Temtsel Hao reports.

China’s seasonal politics

The changing shape of China’s cultural calendar raises sensitive questions of politics, class and ethnicity that its authorities can only evade, says Temtsel Hao.

Xinjiang, Tibet, beyond: China's ethnic relations

The interplay between local identity, state policy, and economic change is at the core of the violent events in Tibet in 2008 and Xinjiang in 2009. The Chinese government’s predicament in finding a workable policy in response is severe, says Temtsel Hao.

(This article was first published on 23 July 2009)

Dharamsala: forging Tibetans’ future

The capital of the Tibetan exile community is a crucible where national and political identity is being remade. The process also makes apparent the flaws in China's official policy and thinking towards Tibet, says Temtsel Hao.

(This article was first published on 29 April 2009)

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