Urbanization Study on the Type of Business around Temples in the Tibetan Area——a case study of interactive relationship of Labrang Monastery,business and urbanization
Guo Zhi-he;School of Ethnology and Sociology, Minzu University of China;
A town's development is intertwined with its prosperity of business. Business around the temples isone of the key elements of town and business development in the Tibetan area, for instance, Labrang Monasteryplays a crucial role in the development and urbanization of Xiahe as well as the towns around the monasteries.The relationship of the business there and Labrang Monastery is interactive, moreover, Xiahe's urbanization hasinteractive relationship with the temples and business there. On the basis of historical documents and materials,and the data collected in fieldwork in Xiahe, this article discusses the interactive relationship and pattern be-tween the temples, business and urbanization of Labrang in the process of social development.