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Struggle for Modern Tibet: The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering
By: Melvyn C. Goldstein (Author), William R Siebenschuh (Author), Tashi Tsering (Author)

Struggle for Modern Tibet: The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering


 
Our Price: $26.95
Author: Tashi Tsering
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780765605092
Publication Date: 1996

Product Code: 14473
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This captivating autobiography by a Tibetan educator and former political prisoner is full of twists and turns. Born in 1929 in a Tibetan village, Tsering developed a strong dislike of his country's theocratic ruling elite. As a 13-year-old member of the Dalai Lama's personal dance troupe, he was frequently whipped or beaten by teachers for minor infractions. A heterosexual, he escaped by becoming a drombo, or homosexual passive partner and sex-toy, for a well-connected monk. After studying at the University of Washington, he returned to Chinese-occupied Tibet in 1964, convinced that Tibet could become a modernized society based on socialist, egalitarian principles only through cooperation with the Chinese. Denounced as a 'counterrevolutionary' during Mao's Cultural Revolution, he was arrested in 1967 and spent six years in prison or doing forced labor in China. Officially exonerated in 1978, Tsering became a professor of English at Tibet University in Lhasa. He now raises funds to build schools in Tibet's villages, emphasizing Tibetan language and culture.



Struggle for Modern Tibet: The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering, Melvyn C. Goldstein (Author), William R Siebenschuh (Author), Tashi Tsering (Author),Routledge , Paperback, 1997, 221 Pages, $26.95

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