Emily Yeh

Building Bridges with Alumni & Friends

Oct. 31, 2017

A special Alumni Event to feature and celebrate the work of the Geography department was held on Friday Oct 27 in IBS 155. The event was well-attended by alumni, current students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Participants were treated to a reception with an hors d'oeuvre buffet, beer,...

Emily Yeh in foreground with Tibetan landscape and prayer flags on the ground behind her.

Message from the Chair

May 4, 2017

Emily at Chaktsalgang, the first of four major prostration sites along the circumambulation route of Mount Kailash, Tibet, July 2016 In these unsettling times, geographical inquiry is more important than ever. Yet, in the United States, we are witnessing a broad attack on the value of research and the production...

Geography Department featured in Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine

April 27, 2017

"Encompassing South American wildfires, Arctic sea-ice retreat, post-Soviet politics, climate change in Tibet and GIS, CU Boulder geographers keep their fingers on the pulse of a changing world" A new article titled "This is not your junior-high geography" by CU's Clint Talbott featuring the Geography Department has been published in...

Alumnus Yönten Nyima and Professor Emily Yeh Cited in Articles on Tibetan Grasslands

Jan. 26, 2016

University of Colorado alumnus Yönten Nyima (PhD in Geography, 2012) and Professor Emily Yeh were cited in two recent articles in Nature and SciDev.net on the rapidly changing status of nomadism in the grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau. The articles were written following author Jane Qiu's 4700km trek from Xinning...

“Tibetan Environmentalists in China: The King of Dzi”

Jan. 14, 2016

"Tibetan Environmentalists in China: The King of Dzi", co-translated by PhD Candidate Ian Rowen and Professor and Chair Emily Yeh , has been published by Lexington Books (Rowman and Littlefield). Originally written in Chinese journalist Liu Jianqiang, "this book weaves together the life stories of five extraordinary contemporary Tibetans involved...

Emily Yeh quoted in The Economist

Dec. 22, 2015

Emily Yeh was quoted in an article in The Economist magazine titled "The Emperor's Mighty Brother" about the caterpillar fungus and how demand for an aphrodisiac has brought unprecedented wealth to rural Tibet—and trouble in its wake. See more at The Economist >

Launch of the New Tibet Himalaya Initiative at CU

Oct. 7, 2015

The Geography Department is excited to announce the launch of the new Tibet Himalaya Initiative at CU, an interdisciplinary hub for research, teaching, and public engagement on Tibet and the Himalayas. CU Boulder has unique research strengths in the study of contemporary Tibet and the Himalayas with faculty expertise in...

An Interview with Emily Yeh

June 17, 2015

Emily T. Yeh's Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development (Cornell University Press, 2013) is an award-winning critical analysis of the production and transformation of the Tibetan landscape since 1950, construing development as a "state project that is presented as a gift to the Tibetan people" especially...

Emily Yeh’s book named a Foreign Affairs best book of 2014 on Asia and the Pacific

March 27, 2015

Emily Yeh's Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development named a Foreign Affairs best book of 2014 on Asia and the Pacific.

Emily Yeh receives the E. Gene Smith Book Prize on Inner Asia for 2015

Jan. 16, 2015

Awarded by the China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) of The Association for Asian Studies, Emily was selected to receive the E. Gene Smith Book Prize on Inner Asia. The award is given in recognition of her achievement as the author of Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of...