The Struggle for Modern Tibet : The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering (Paperback)

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This moving autobiography of a Tibetan nationalist with a burning desire to reform and modernize the "old society" presents for the first time a personal portrait of Tibet that is realistic -- neither a feudal hell, as Beijing would have it, nor Shangri-la, as many sympathetic outsiders would have it.

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Publisher Taylor & Francis
Mfg Part# 9780765605092
SKU 30493223
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0765605090
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 0.75T
Praise
"A fascinating account, not only of [Tsering's] life's journey, but of 20th-century Tibet's troubled evolution."
From the Publisher
Editors Note This autobiography of a Tibetan nationalist with a burning desire to reform and modernize the "old society" presents for the first time a personal portrait of Tibet that is realistic -- neither a feudal hell, as Beijing would have it, nor Shangrila, as many sympathetic outsiders would have it.
Editors Note 1 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.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0220
Publisher East Gate Book
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