"As both an outsider and insider, Tenzin does a fantastic job of demonstrating the complexities and contradictions of multiple forms of identification."
-Emily Yeh, University of Colorado at Boulder
"In his willingness to wrestle on the page with these fraught questions of Tibetan identity politics, Jinba has not only provided a refreshing new standpoint on the politics of ethnicity and ethnic representation in the context of Tibet, he has also thrown down the gauntlet for the debate-to-come about the collision of Tibetan and Chinese nationhood."
"A highly recommended reference for feminist scholars working on the intertwining of ethnicity and gender as well as policy makers and practitioners seeking to design policies that closely align with local concerns and sensitivities."
-Phan Phuong Hao, Asian Journal of Women's Studies
"A refreshing contribution to our understanding of the complexities of gender and ethnicity along the Sino-Tibetan border regions."
-Enze Han, The China Quarterly
"...this is a short and intriguing reading that artfully weaves ethnography with larger discussions of the politics of gender and ethnicity. It opens up new dimensions to study ethnic politics and state-society relations at the grassroots level in contemporary China....The book thus...sheds significant light on the complexities of the Tibet question by drawing attention to local politics in quotidian Tibetan lives in the age of booming tourism."
-Xiaofei Kang, Signs