I suggest you and other friends to avoid this kind of trap by talking, rather than writing, via Skype.
In Beijing’s case one important reason for hosting the Olympics is, without doubt, to rehabilitate its image; to reprogram people’s memories about the past.
When I googled “Dreaming Lhasa” in Chinese, most entries were advertisements for a trip called “Dreaming Lhasa” sponsored by travel agencies all over China.
This was China’s attitude to Buddhism in the days of Mao. Why is China now after the Tibetan sun? The answer lies in history.
In early November, during a visit to Nepal by Ellen Sauerbrey, a United States official in charge of refugee policy..
Though most of us have never been to Tibet, the emotional attachment is strong. We’ve settled far and wide but we’re not welcome in our own home.
Each man was wearing a tall hat made from paper, and a square plank hung on his chest from the neck. On the plank were each man’s crime and a red cross. One of the men was your father.
You might also ask how can denying China the right to host the Olympics for the second time help bring China in the global family?
What is clear is that Phunwang was the victim of a revolution betrayed. This excellent, detailed account of his life will help future generations to decide for themselves whether he was indeed a good guy or not.
An account of the participation of the writer’s mother and father in the making of the film Seven Years in Tibet.
I rose in the morning hoping the sun will shine, / The Barkhor filled with bright prospects
It has been a long journey of shifting Chinese images for exile Tibetans.
An institutionalized system has been established with knowledge of the culture passed on more through the classroom than through living experience.
This piece was written to remind Tibetans of the forgotten anniversary of our national revolution. All Tibetans need to be reminded of this, especially those who made it into exile.
Though exotic Tibet sells in the West, there are hardly any takers when it comes to tackling the real issue. The issue is Independence!
When Wen Jiabao comes to India to talk business and border, we must remind him that he has been eating out of Tibet, and raise the issue that China cannot dance on our backs and yet shake hands with India.
The literary works of young exile Tibetans are a raw and unpolished burst of energy that springs from their deeply wounded souls.
If you only drag me out / I’ll accept all your accusations / And sign the confession documents.
A dark fog / wrapped itself around Lhasa
Life threatened / Separated / By the devils hand