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Article Archive for Year 1998

Dalai Lama preparing “conciliatory” declaration on Tibet
Wangchuk D. Shakabpa  |  Sunday, Nov 1, 1998  |  No Comment

Originally published on World Tibet Network News.
Dear Editor:
A recent article from the South China Morning Post, entitled Dalai Lama preparing ‘conciliatory’ declaration on Tibet (Oct. 28, 1998), causes me some great concern. According to this …

Rite of Freedom
The Life and Sacrifice of Thupten Ngodup
Jamyang Norbu  |  Saturday, Aug 1, 1998  |  No Comment
Rite of Freedom

After the cremation of Thupten Ngodup, when the emotional crowd had finally marched back to McLeod Ganj, a few of us went to pay a visit to his house. It was a brief walk from …

Shadow Tibet
Images of Contemporary Reality [1]
Jamyang Norbu  |  Tuesday, Feb 17, 1998  |  No Comment
Shadow Tibet

One result of the partial opening up of Tibet to tourism has been the proliferation of photographic representations of the country and people in books, magazines, posters, calendars, postcards, T-shirts and, of course, coffee-table books. …

Scholar and Patriot
Tethong Sonam Tomjor (1924–1997)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Thursday, Jan 1, 1998  |  No Comment

Tethong Sonam Tomjor Wangchuk was that rarity in the Tibetan world: a traditional scholar and a genuine modernist. Well-versed in Tibetan history, religion and medicine, he was a gifted classical Chinese scholar and widely read …

Dances with Yaks
Tibet in Film, Fiction and Fantasy of the West [1]
Jamyang Norbu  |  Thursday, Jan 1, 1998  |  No Comment

Jean Jacques Annaud’s Seven Years in Tibet may not have met with much critical acclaim, but its makers can console themselves that they have come up with the first feature film where, I am given …