Tashi Nyima


Tashi Nyima
Tashi Nyima left PRIO in 2008. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Research Interests

  • Pastoralism in China: National Policies and Local Practices
  • ‘Socialist paradise’ in Tibetan: Development discourses in contemporary Tibet (Ph.D. project, University of Oslo)


Tashi Nyima worked at PRIO 1998-2001. He returned to PRIO in 2008 to work on the project Pastoralism in China: National Policies and Local Practices.

2007: Researcher, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights
2006: Teaching assistant, University of Oslo
2003-4: Student scholarship, China Program, University of Oslo
1998-2001: Project consultant, PRIO

2007-present: PhD candidate (Research Fellow),  Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo

2003-2005: Master Degree in Chinese studies, Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo

Fluent in Tibetan, English, Norwegian, Chinese (written and spoken) and Hindi (spoken)

Published and unpublished papers and presentations

‘The Tibetan dilemma: Lhasa in the past 15 years of development and demographic transformation’, 2007, a 20-page research report prepared for the China Program, Norwegian Center for Human Rights.
'Ethnicity and Employment: A Tibetan Case', Master thesis in Chinese Studies, 2005, Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.

'Ethnicity and employment discrimination in Northwest Yunnan', in Labor Discrimination in China: International standards and national practices, 2005, Beijing: China Law Press.

'Ethnicity and employment opportunities in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture', paper presented at the 7th Biennial Nordic Conference on Chinese Studies, Helsinki, 7-9 June 2005.

‘Ethnic discrimination: Fieldwork and findings', paper presented at the Workshop on Discrimination and Affirmative Action, Beijing, 13-17 August 2004.



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All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Book Chapter

Kolås, Åshild & Tashi Nyima (2019) Pastoralism in Tibet Today: A Study of Pastoral Policy and Practice, in The State of Ecology of the Tibetan Plateau. New Delhi: Academic Foundation (185–198).

Conference Paper

Nyima, Tashi 2010 The Social Construction of Sanjiangyuan: An Analysis of China's Sustainable Development Discourse in Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, presented at 12th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, , 15–21 August.
Nyima, Tashi 2009 What is 'Development'? An Ethnographic Analysis of Development Discourses in Tibet, presented at The Seventh Nordic Tibet Research Conference, , 25 September.
Nyima, Tashi 2009 Tibetan Pastoralists on the Move - A Study of China’s Development Policy and Practice, presented at The Future of China’s ’Wild West’ – Tibet and Xinjiang, , 24 September.