This chapter examines the Tibetan case, the most internationally well-known ethnic minority group in China because of a contentious relationship with China during the past century. Compared with the Tibetan diaspora community under the leadership of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetans in China live under heavy political and cultural repression as well as economic marginalization. Through the internationalization of the their cause, Tibetans are also the ethnic group receiving the most external support for its self-determination, particularly from the United States, India, and other Western governments. No doubt, Tibetans are also the group who have most resisted China's national integration, and consistently contested the national identity imposed on them by the Chinese government.
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