Rite of Freedom

When my turn comes to go on hunger-strike I have decided to make it more effective. — Thupten Ngodup

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Language, Literature and Representation in Tibet

Review of article “Language, Literature and Representation in Tibet” by Tsering Shakya

There are two very important features to this collection of stories, which both has literary interest and signifies the shifting terrain of Chinese rule in Tibet.

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The Forgotten Anniversary

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.

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Virtual Tibet: The Media

The taking of firm roots of a free, boisterous press in the Tibetan refugee community has facilitated the Dalai Lama’s own efforts at the democratisation of the exile Tibetan polity.

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Silent Struggle

A short biography of Lhamo Tsering, Tibetan resistance leader, chief liaison officer between the CIA and the rebel forces, and Minister for Security at CTA.

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The Young Ones

The new flowers that bloom will find wisdom in the words of these people… and through words their names will be remembered and honoured.

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Kora (Full Circle)

“May you complete the work left incomplete. May you be successful in the struggle and take His Holiness the Dalai Lama back to a free Tibet.”

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As I gaze behind me at history’s road / I see a gaping wound which is Bleeding still.

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Out of the Red

The Karmapa’s escape reminded us forcefully that the cause we are fighting for is alive and just and as desperate as ever.

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Nyima Tsering’s Tears

“How can I not return? Our home is there. If we all leave, to whom will Tibet be left?” … Later while Norway — the symbol of the free world — was gradually left behind, two streams of tears silently ran down Nyima Tsering’s bony cheeks.

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The Survival of Darga Parkhang Chenmo

The Dérgé Parkhang Chenmo (Derge Printing Press) in Dérgé County of Kham Region, Tibet, survived through from the beginning the Chinese occupation of Tibet in late 1950s to the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) and the reconstruction drive in the late 1980’s.

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Tsampa

Tsampa has height history / In independent Tibet she was our stance

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A Cold War in Shangri La – The CIA in Tibet

Four decades after the CIA first got involved in Tibet, Roger McCarthy looks back and sums up its outcome: “If we look at what we did to Tibet as about the best that we could do, then I say that we have failed … miserably.”

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