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Authenticating Tibet: Answers to China's "100 Questions"
Authenticating Tibet: Answers to China's "100 Questions"
By: Edited by Anne-Marie Blondeau and Katia Buffetrille
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The land of Tibet--its people, culture, and religion--has long been both an object of contention and a source of fascination. Since 1959, Tibet has also been at the center of controversy when China's "peaceful liberation" of the land of snows led to the Lhasa uprising and the Dalai Lama's escape to India. Authenticating Tibet: Answers to China's "100 Questions" offers clear and unbiased responses to a booklet published by the Chinese government in 1989, which sought to counter the criticism generated by the Dalai Lama and his followers and offer the PRC's "truth" about Tibet and Tibetans.
Blue Annals
By: Roerich, George
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This book is a landmark in the historical literature of Tibet composed by a well known scholar and translator Gos lo-tsaba-gZon-nu dpal (1392-1481 A.D.). It is the main source of information for all later historical compilations in the "Land of Snows". This work is invaluable inasmuch as it establishes a firm chronology of events of Tibetan history and works out in detail the list of the names of famous religious teachers and their spiritual lineage.
Buddha's Warriors
Buddha's Warriors
By: Mikel Dunham
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Buddha's Warriors is the first book that brings to life Tibet before the Chinese communist invasions and depicts the transition of peaceful monks to warriors with the help of the CIA. Tibet in the last sixty years has been so much mystified and politicized that the world at large is confused about what really happened to the "Rooftop of the World" when Mao Tse-tung invaded its borders in 1950.
China's Great Train: Beijing's Drive West and the Campaign to Remake Tibet
China's Great Train: Beijing's Drive West and the Campaign to Remake Tibet
By: Lustgarten
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In the summer of 2006, the Chinese government fulfilled a fifty-year plan to build a railway into Tibet. Since Mao Zedong first envisioned it, the line had grown into an imperative, a critical component of China's breakneck expansion and the final maneuver in strengthening China's grip over this remote and often mystical frontier, which promised rich resources and geographic supremacy over South Asia.
China's Tibet Policy
By: Dawa Norbu
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This study analyses the traditional modes of Sino-Tibeatn relations in order to unearth general patterns beyond partisan points of view. In so doing, it sheds light on contemporary issues in Sino-Tibetan dialogue and discerns possible future structures for conflict resolution in occupied Tibet.
China's Tibet?: Autonomy or Assimilation
By: Warren Smith
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This groundbreaking book explores China's efforts to assimilate Tibet, in the process rewriting Tibetan history to conform to its own goals. Warren W. Smith argues that Beijing fears that any genuine autonomy or dialogue with the Dalai Lama will fuel renewed nationalism in China's Tibet, as the leadership calls its possession. Highlighting China's past and current propaganda on Tibet, the book demonstrates China's sensitivity regarding the legitimacy of its rule. In the absence of any solution, Smith advocates promoting Tibet's right to self-determination as the most viable strategy for sustaining international attention and maintaining the most essential elements of Tibetan national identity. This thoroughly informed work will be valuable not only to Tibet experts and students, but also to the larger world of Tibet activists, sympathizers, and others attempting to understand China's policies.
Contemporary Tibet: Politics, Development, and Society in a Disputed Region
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The subject of Tibet is highly controversial, and Tibet, as a political entity, is defined differently from source to source and audience to audience. The editors of this pathbreaking, multidisciplinary study have gathered some of the leading scholars in Tibetan and ethnic studies to provide a comprehensive analysis of the Tibet question.
Crisis in Tibet: Finding a Path to Peace
Crisis in Tibet: Finding a Path to Peace
By: United States Congress Senate
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The BiblioGov Project is an effort to expand awareness of the public documents and records of the U.S. Government via print publications. In broadening the public understanding of government and its work, an enlightened democracy can grow and prosper. Ranging from historic Congressional Bills to the most recent Budget of the United States Government, the BiblioGov Project spans a wealth of government information. These works are now made available through an environmentally friendly, print-on-demand basis, using only what is necessary to meet the required demands of an interested public. We invite you to learn of the records of the U.S. Government, heightening the knowledge and debate that can lead from such publications. 81 Pages.
Flight at the Cuckoo's Behest: The Life and Times of a Tibetan Freedom Fighter
By: Kunga Samten Dewatshang
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1959, a year every Tibetan remembers with sadness and regret, was a turning point in the history of the 'Roof of the World'. With the Chinese Communist occupation of their country and the genocidal destruction that followed, peace and freedom came to an end for the six million Tibetans. The only ray of hope in this bleak, outlook was the safe arrival of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in India.
Freeing Tibet: 50 Years of Struggle
Freeing Tibet: 50 Years of Struggle, Resilience, and Hope
By: Roberts
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In March of 1959, a 23 year-old Tibetan youth named Tenzin Gyatso burst onto the world stage. Fleeing his native country to govern in exile from India, the Dalai Lama would go on to become one of the great leaders of our time. Then, in March 2008, the diplomat, icon, and winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize was blamed for inciting violence in Tibet's traditional capital of Lhasa. From the national uprising in 1959, which cost more than 85,000 Tibetans their lives, to the rise of the Tibetan freedom fighters; the aftereffects of Nixon's historic visit to China, and preparations for the Dalai Lama's successor, this seminal history offers an insider's view of the 50-year struggle for autonomy. Based on interviews with CIA and political insiders, this epic story gives readers a new understanding of a conflict that continues to fascinate the world.
History as Propaganda
History as Propaganda: Tibetan Exiles versus the People's Republic of China
By: John Powers
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Despite Chinese efforts to stop foreign countries from granting him visas, the Dalai Lama has become one of the most recognizable and best loved people on the planet, drawing enormous crowds wherever he goes. By contrast, China's charismatically-challenged leaders attract crowds of protestors waving Tibetan flags and shouting "Free Tibet!" whenever they visit foreign countries. By now most Westerners probably think they understand the political situation in Tibet. But, John Powers argues, most Western scholars of Tibet evince a bias in favor of one side or the other in this continuing struggle.
Human Rights in China and Tibet
Human Rights in China and Tibet
By: United States Congress Senate
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Into Tibet: The CIA's First Atomic Spy and His Secret Expedition to Lhasa
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A gripping narrative of survival, courage, and adventure among the nomads, princes, and warring armies of Inner Asia, Into Tibet is a stunning true story, based on previously undisclosed materials discovered after six years of researchùincluding the Dalai Lama's first ever interview about these events.
Memoirs of Keutsang Lama (Life in Tibet Under Chinese Liberation)
By: Keutsang Trulku Jampel Yeshe
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Recognized as a reincarnation of Keutsang Rinpoche, a high Tibetan lama at the young age of two in 1946, when the Chinese occupation of Tibet was gaining its momentum. China ultimately took over Tibet in 1959. Later, he was sentenced to twenty years of imprisonment at the age of sixteen as a class enemy. Here in this book, Keutsang Rinpoche narrates the life in Tibet after Chinese occupation and the condition of prison life. The book is also interesting from the point that how a reverred incarnation of a high lama ultimately reacts when put under harsh reality of life. That too under communist regime. Does the faith in Buddhism for that matter, in any religion, deliver the practitioner from his oppressors.
Negotiations That Never Were: Dharamsala and Beijing
Negotiations That Never Were: Dharamsala and Beijing
By: Claude Arpi
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In October 1950, Communist China invaded Tibet. After nine years of difficult cohabitation with the occupiers, the Dalai Lama, the young temporal and spiritual leader of the Tibetans, had no choice but to flee his country to take refuge in India. It took 20 years for the Tibetans to renew a dialogue with the leaders in Beijing. Soon after Deng Xiaoping's return to power in 1978, the first contacts were made. Using rare documents, this is the story of thirty years of encounters between the Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala and Beijing.
One Hundred Thousand Moons
Nomads in Eastern Tibet: Social Organization and Economy of a Pastoral Estate in the Kingdom of Dege
By: Rinzin Thargyal. Edited by Toni Huber
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This book presents the first comprehensive anthropological account of premodern Tibetan pastoral economy and social organization in the Kham region of eastern Tibet. It offers a uniquely fine-grained descriptive portrait of traditional Tibetan rural life among nomads in the kingdom of Dege. Based upon extensive ethnographic interviews, this study yields a nuanced analysis of the most crucial and controversial relationship in premodern Tibetan societies, namely, that ensuing between local lords and their dependents. It convincingly readdresses anthropological debates and political claims about feudalism or serfdom in Tibetan societies from a perspective that is more sensitive to local historical, social, and economic contexts.
On the Cultural Revolution in Tibet
On the Cultural Revolution in Tibet: The Nyemo Incident of 1969
By: Melvyn C. Goldstein, Ben Jiao, and Tanzen Lhundrup
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Among the conflicts to break out during the Cultural Revolution in Tibet, the most famous took place in the summer of 1969 in Nyemo, a county to the south and west of Lhasa. In this incident, hundreds of villagers formed a mob led by a young nun who was said to be possessed by a deity associated with the famous warrior-king Gesar. In their rampage the mob attacked, mutilated, and killed county officials and local villagers as well as People's Liberation Army troops.
On the Margins of Tibet; Cultural Survival on the Sino-Tibetan Frontier
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The state of Tibetan culture within contemporary China is a highly politicized topic on which reliable information is rare. But what is Tibetan culture and how should it be developed or preserved? The Chinese authorities and the Tibetans in exile present conflicting views on almost every aspect of Tibetan cultural life.
One Hundred Thousand Moons
One Hundred Thousand Moons: An Advanced Political History of Tibet
By: W. D. Shakabpa (Author), D. F. Maher (Translator)
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Drawing on a vast array of historical and biographical sources, this volume elaborates Tibetan political history, arguing that Tibet has long been an independent nation, and that the 1950 incursion by the Chinese was an invasion of a sovereign country. The author situates Tibet's relations with a series of Chinese, Manchurian, and Mongolian empires in terms of the preceptor-patron relationship, an essentially religious connection in which Tibetan religious figures offered spiritual instruction to the contemporaneous emperor or other militarily powerful figure in exchange for protection and religious patronage.
Opening of Tibet
By: Perceval Landon
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The key to the situation in Tibet, which was now becoming desperate, is to be found in the deliberate and steady determination of the Tibetans to do away with the Chinese suzerainty. This is a policy of long standing. Thirty-Five years ago the spirit of independence was already abroad in Tibet, and there was recognized progressive party, headed by no less a dignitary than the treasure of Gaden monastery.
Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West
By: Donald Lopez
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Prisoners of Shangri-La is a provocative analysis of the romance of Tibet, a romance that, even as it is invoked by Tibetan lamas living in exile, ultimately imprisons those who seek the goal of Tibetan independence from Chinese occupation.
Recent Developments in Tibet: One Step Forward, Three Steps Back
Recent Developments in Tibet: One Step Forward, Three Steps Back
By: United States Congress Senate
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The BiblioGov Project is an effort to expand awareness of the public documents and records of the U.S. Government via print publications. In broadening the public understanding of government and its work, an enlightened democracy can grow and prosper. Ranging from historic Congressional Bills to the most recent Budget of the United States Government, the BiblioGov Project spans a wealth of government information. These works are now made available through an environmentally friendly, print-on-demand basis, using only what is necessary to meet the required demands of an interested public. We invite you to learn of the records of the U.S. Government, heightening the knowledge and debate that can lead from such publications. 37 Pages.
Russia's Tibet File: The Unknown Pages in the History of Tibet's Independence
By: Nikolai S. Kuleshov
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Russia's Tibet file: the unknown pages in the history of Tibet's independence offers the reader a challenging new interpretation of Tibetan political history in the early years of the 20th century. Using evidence gleaned largely from Russian, Indian and British archival sources, author Dr. Nikolai S. Kuleshov puts forward a persuasive thesis and sheds new light on the relations between these political powers and Tibet. Basing his study around the central figures of the tune-His Holiness the 13th Dalai Lama, the Buryat lama Agvan Dorjiev, Lord Curzon as Viceroy of India and Sir Francis Younghusband-the author documents the events and changing circumstances of Tibet's political fortunes, and offers the reader a fascinating and innovative look behind the scenes of governmental policy and ambition.
State Growth and Social Exclusion in Tibet: Challenges of Recent Economic Growth
By: Andrew Martin Fischer
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The most pressing economic challenges facing the Tibetan areas of western China relate to the marginalization of the majority of Tibetans from rapid state-led growth. The urban-rural divide plays an important role in this polarized dynamic but alone only partially explains differences with other Chinese regions, all of which generally exhibit strong spatial inequalities. This book therefore focuses on several further factors that determine the ethnically exclusionary character of current peripheral growth in the Tibetan areas. These include processes of urbanization, immigration, employment, and education as key factors underlying structural economic change.
Status of Negotiations Between China and Tibet
Status of Negotiations Between China and Tibet
By: United States Congress House of Representatives Committee on International Affairs
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Struggle for Tibet
By: Wang Lixiong & Tsering Shakya
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Two leading thinkers argue against the Chinese occupation and the theocracy of Tibet. This landmark dialogue between a dissenting Chinese intellectual and Tibet's outstanding national historian breaks taboos on both sides of the conflict over Tibet.
Teaching and Learning Tibetan
Teaching and Learning Tibetan: The Role of the Tibetan Language in Tibet's Future
By: United States Congress Senate
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Tibet
Tibet
By: United States Congress Senate
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The BiblioGov Project is an effort to expand awareness of the public documents and records of the U.S. Government via print publications. In broadening the public understanding of government and its work, an enlightened democracy can grow and prosper. Ranging from historic Congressional Bills to the most recent Budget of the United States Government, the BiblioGov Project spans a wealth of government information. These works are now made available through an environmentally friendly, print-on-demand basis, using only what is necessary to meet the required demands of an interested public. We invite you to learn of the records of the U.S. Government, heightening the knowledge and debate that can lead from such publications. 39 Pages.
Tibet A Victim of Geopolitics
By: Dibyesh Anand
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The book examines exoticized Western representations of Tibet and Tibetans and the debate over that lands status with regard to China. Through a focus on specific cultural images of the twentieth centurypromulgated by novels, popular films, travelogues, memoirsDibyesh Anand lays bare the strategies by which "Exotica Tibet" and "Tibetanness" have been constructed and he examines the impact these constructions have had on those who are being represented.
Tibet and Her Neighbours
Tibet and Her Neighbours
By: Alex McKay
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Tibet has developed a unique culture in harmony with life in the harsh environment of the "Roof of the World"--the Tibetan plateau and the Himalayan mountain chain. While geographical isolation from European eyes led to its being seen by Westerners as a mysterious and otherworldly place, Tibet historically enjoyed a distinct identity among the community of nations in South and Central Asia.
Tibet Gamble: Unraveling the Separate Struggles for the Land of Snows
By: W. Kesler Jackson
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In this original work, an amalgam of scholarship, journalism, and travelogue, Asia analyst W. Kesler Jackson examines the Tibet crisis through a new lens as he seeks to unravel the various struggles for the Rooftop of the world. Traversing mountains and valleys from India, Nepal, and “Southwest China” to the United States, Jackson examines the risky bets being played for ultimate dominance in Tibet - and asks questions that are far too often ignored in discussions on the Tibet crisis today. After all, what is a Tibetan? What is Tibet? What will happen when the 14th Dalai Lama passes away? How does the current stereotype of an ultranonviolent Tibetan freedom movement really stack uo to reality? Are there Tibetan militants today? Could “giving Tibet back” actually benefit China? What are some possible solutions to the problem?
Tibet's Last Stand?: The Tibetan Uprising of 2008
By: Warren Smith
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This deeply knowledgeable book offers the first sustained analysis of
the 2008 uprising in Tibet, which not only revealed much about Tibetan
nationalism but even more about Chinese nationalism. Retracing the
complex history between China and Tibet, noted expert Warren Smith
describes the uprising itself and explores its broader significance for
Chinese-Tibetan relations.
Tibet: An Unfinished Story, Lezlee Brown Halper and Stefan Halper
Tibet: An Unfinished Story
By Lezlee Brown Halper and Stefan Halper
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This book traces the origins and manifestations of the Tibetan myth, as propagated by Younghusband, Madam Blavatsky, Himmler, Acheson and Roosevelt. The authors discuss how, after WW2, Tibet-- isolated, misunderstood and with a tiny elite unschooled in political-military realities --- misread the diplomacy between its two giant neighbours, India and China, forlornly hoping London or Washington might intervene. China's People's Liberation Army sought nothing less than to deconstruct traditional Tibet, unseat the Dalai Lama and "absorb" this vast region into the People's Republic, and Lhasa succumbed to China's invasion in 1950.
Tibet: Enduring Spirit, Exploited Land
By: Robert Apte & Andres Edwards
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TIBET: Enduring Spirit, Exploited Land describes the traditional lives of nomads and farmers and their practices in co-existing with the environment. The environmental ethic developed by the Tibetans over millennia now threatened by Chinese social system and development practices, and the massive transfer of Han Chinese into Tibet. These events have gained increased significance for the world as dependence on the natural resources reaches its limits.
Tibet: Special Focus for 2007
Tibet: Special Focus for 2007
By: United States Congress Senate
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Tibet: Writings on History and Politics
Tibet: Writings on History and Politics
By: Parshotam Mehra
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Drawing from a wide range of scholarship from mid-nineteenth to early twentieth century, this book looks at the history and politics of Tibet from a fresh perspective. Addressing the current debates on Tibet with intense academic rigor, Parshotam Mehra is able to focus on the issues of autonomy, the exodus of Tibetan refugees both to India and across the globe, human rights, and India's role vis-a-vis Tibet.
Tibetan Buddhists in the Making of Modern China
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After seizing control of Tibet by force in the 1950s, the communists would also appeal to a sense of a shared Buddhism in their efforts to integrate this vast new territory. Drawing on previously unexamined archival and governmental materials, as well as personal memoirs of Chinese politicians and Buddhist monks, Tuttle demonstrates the crucial role Buddhism played in China's transition from dynastic empire to nation-state.
Tibetan Conundrum
Tibetan Conundrum
By: V.P. Malhotra
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Tibetan Conundrum is a definitive and wide ranging account of the
Tibetan nation and civilisation. Nowhere could it be traced that Tibet
was ever a part of China before it was invaded in 1950-51 by the
People's liberation Army. Nor could it be ascertained, how and when it
became part of China as claimed by the people's Republic of China. The
book is a reminder to the democratic world that here is a nation which
has perished as a result of a military aggression and its civilisation
is at the verge of extinction. Its peace loving and benign Buddhist
people, in exile and in Tibet, are a speechless lot, witnessing the
disappearance of their homeland and unique civilisation.
Lucid Exposition of the Middle Way
Tibetan Government-in-Exile: Politics at Large
By Stephanie Roemer
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This book provides a detailed account of the structure and political strategies of the Tibetan government-in exile, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), in northern India. Since its founding in 1959, it has been led by the 14th Dalai Lama who struggles to regain the Tibetan homeland. Based on a theoretical approach on exile organizations and extensive empirical studies in Asia, this book discusses CTA's political strategies to gain national loyalty, and international support, in order to secure its own organizational survival and the ultimate goal: the return to Tibet.
Tibetan Independence Movement
Tibetan Independence Movement
By: Jane Ardley
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This book examines two major methods of Tibetan resistance: guerilla warfare, and the aforementioned hunger strike. Particularly interesting is the fact that both these methods have been condemned by the Dalai Lama for their inappropriateness in a Buddhist setting. There is a serious need to move away from analysing Tibet as a purely religious and cultural entity.
Tibetan Revolutionary
Tibetan Revolutionary
By: Goldstein, Dawei Sherap, and William R. Siebenschuh
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The Political Life and Times of Bapa Phuntso Wangye
This is the as-told-to political autobiography of Ph?ntso Wangye (Ph?nwang), one of the most important Tibetan revolutionary figures of the twentieth century.
Tibetan Worlds of the Indian Himalayas: An Ethnography of the 'Garden of Dakini' <br> By: Tanase Jiro
Tibetan Worlds of the Indian Himalayas: An Ethnography of the 'Garden of Dakini'
By: Tanase Jiro
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Tibetan Worlds of the Indian Himalayas: An Ethnography of the 'Garden of Dakini'
By: Tanase Jiro
Violence of Liberation
Violence of Liberation: Gender and Tibetan Buddhist Revival in Post-Mao China
By: Charlene E. Makley
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This wide-ranging, keenly observed study provides a groundbreaking account of the highly contested process through which the Tibetan Buddhist region of Labrang became incorporated into the People's Republic of China. Drawing from thirteen years of archival research and fieldwork in and around the famous Geluk sect Tibetan Buddhist monastery, Charlene Makley situates the process of incorporation in the violent upheavals of Maoist socialist transformation that took place from 1950 through the 1970s and in the transition to globalization via Deng Xiaoping's capitalist market reforms of the 1980s and 1990s. Synthesizing social theory drawn from anthropology, political economy, gender studies, and linguistic anthropology, she finds that incorporation had quite different effects for Tibetan men and women, creating painful dilemmas across generations. Her study provides a sensitive and controversial examination of many different Tibetan voices and opens a new perspective on Sino-Tibetan relations in this important frontier region.
We Sing a Song of Sadness: Tibetan Political Prisoners
By: Billy Jackson
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Since the Dalai Lama's flight into India over forty years ago, hundreds of thousands of Tibetans have slipped past trigger-happy border guards and braved the highest mountain passes in the world to flee a country they say is controlled through fear. Thousands have perished in the attempt, but those who survive are scattered across the globe, from New Delhi to Zurich to Boston.Their stories of escape alone are noteworthy. But it is what many refugees have to say about their life within Tibet that is most important. These are their true stories, as told by themselves.