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Prior to the 1950s there was no formal educational system in Tibet and very few people were literate Most Tibetan monks were taught to memorize religious scriptures rather than read them The Chinese introduced secular formal state schooling in 1952 By the mid-1990s there were more than 3000 schools in Tibet and the literacy rate was estimated at about 50 percent Tibetan is the language of instruction in lower grades shifting to Putonghua in later years In the mid-1990s Tibet had four institutions of higher learning all located in Lhasa Tibet University the Institute for Nationalities the Agricultural and Animal Husbandry College and the Tibetan Medical College Since assuming control in the 1950s the Chinese Communist administration has improved Tibets transportation infrastructure Furthermore Tibets economy has grown and diversified As a result Tibetans in urban areas now enjoy considerably more material benefits in the form of food clothing housing technology and entertainment Far less improvement has occurred in rural areas Modern conveniences have also allowed for a wider dissemination of traditional culture Tibet has a number of professional opera and theatrical troupes which perform throughout the region and elsewhere There are Tibetan-language television and radio programs as well as newspapers and books In spite of these material changes however Tibet remains one of the poorest regions in China particularly its rural areas In the mid-1990s the average annual per capita income for city dwellers was about 120 while rural people earned about half that amount Although the Chinese government contributes subsidies to help offset Tibets low standard of living controversy has developed over who benefits from this aid Chinas central government has admitted that more money has gone to better the lives of Chinese officials and workers in Tibet than the lives of Tibetans Throughout most of Tibets history women were treated as second-class citizens Although the Chinese government legalized the equality of women in the 1950s everyday practice continues to lag far
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