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Article Archive for Year 2011

Appalling Show of Conduct to President
Press statement
Tibetan Youth Congress  |  Thursday, Jul 14, 2011  |  2 Comments
Appalling Show of Conduct to President

While the Kalachakra Initiation in Washington DC was ongoing, TYC had arranged a small stall to sell its merchandise to raise funds for its activities. The stall was manned mainly by the President of TYC, …

Kailash: An Appeal
Elliot Sperling  |  Thursday, Jul 14, 2011  |  One Comment
Kailash: An Appeal

Sometimes one wants to rub one’s eyes in disbelief at how degrading things seem to become when someone in China discovers tourism value in particular Tibetan Buddhist sites. On her indispensable blog Woeser has written …

Respecting and Recognizing the Tibetan Government and Sustaining the Hope Alive
Tibetan Youth Congress  |  Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011  |  One Comment
Respecting and Recognizing the Tibetan Government and Sustaining the Hope Alive

One of the highest, most commendable achievements of the Tibetan people during the last 52 years in exile has been our ability, despite extreme challenges and pressures over the years to safeguard and retain the …

བོད་གཞུང་ ཐ་སྙད་ཅིག་མ་རེད།
Gendun Rabsal  |  Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011  |  4 Comments
བོད་གཞུང་ ཐ་སྙད་ཅིག་མ་རེད།

དེ་རིང་བོད་ཀྱི་དྲ་བརྙན་བརྒྱུད་ནས་ བཀའ་བློན་ཁྲི་པ་མཆོག་གིས་ “བོད་གཞུང་”དང་འབྲེལ་བའི་གསལ་བཤད་གནང་བ་དེར་ཉན་པ་ཡིན།

The Chater Amendment
A Test of Our Mangtso
Ogyen Kyab  |  Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011  |  5 Comments

The announcement of His Holiness the Dalai Lama devolving his political power to an elected leadership came at a time when we were excited and ready for our general election for the Kalon Tripa and …

Lobsang Sangay’s wrong Churchill quote
Christophe Besuchet  |  Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011  |  One Comment
Lobsang Sangay’s wrong Churchill quote

I had not yet fully digested the scope of the Dalai Lama’s retirement when I was struck by a curious remarks made by Lobsang Sangay on BBC’s HARDtalk and NDTV’s Your Call. According to the …

Decapitated, then emasculated
The programmed termination of the Tibetan nation
Christophe Besuchet  |  Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011  |  One Comment
Decapitated, then emasculated

The sort of political sentence pronounced on the Tibetan people resembles the terrible “death by a thousand cuts”. This was a form of execution practiced in China until the early twentieth century, in which the …

Failing to see the issue
Wangpo Tethong  |  Sunday, May 22, 2011  |  No Comment
Failing to see the issue

Hundreds of Tibetan exile officials, parliamentarians and representatives of the settlements are meeting to discuss and decide on the future political status of H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala this weekend. The conveners show some …

Daughters of Mountain Ogress
Bhuchung D. Sonam  |  Tuesday, May 10, 2011  |  No Comment
Daughters of Mountain Ogress

A woman can say more in a sigh then a man can in a sermon. – Arnold Haultain
The history of modern Tibet has produced many amazing women whose tenacity, courage, indomitable spirits and patriotism …

Tubote, Tibet, and the Power of Naming
Elliot Sperling  |  Saturday, Apr 16, 2011  |  4 Comments

A few people have now asked me to repost the English version of my introduction to the Chinese translation of Authenticating Tibet here, since it’s also up on at least two other sites (For Tibet, …