In 2001 the Chinese government announced that the precise location of Shangrila - a place that previously had existed only in fiction - had been identified in Zhongdian County, Yunnan. This book advances a view of landscapes as media of governance, representation, resistance, and examining how they are reshaping cultural economies.
Emily T. Yeh is associate professor of geography at the University of Colorado Boulder and the author of Taming Tibet. Chris Coggins is professor of geography and Asian studies at Bard College at Simon's Rock and the author of The Tiger and the Pangolin: Nature, Culture, and Conservation in China. Contributors include Michael Hathaway, Travis Klingberg, Charlene E. Makley, Bob Moseley, Renie Mullen, Michelle Olsgard Stewart, Chris Vasantkumar, Li-hua Ying, John Aloysius Zinda, and Gesang Zeren.