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Self Delusion
Elliot Sperling  |  Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014  |  No Comment
Self Delusion

I have been asked by the editors to prepare an essay that sums up some of the positions I’ve taken on Tibet issues over the years. I am happy to do so, and offer this …

The New Face of Tibet
Dhondup Tashi Rekjong  |  Saturday, Jul 27, 2013  |  No Comment
The New Face of Tibet

Contemporary Tibetan art in recent times has begun to receive great attention from museums and collectors worldwide. This new development marks a very special and exciting movement within the already established, rich lineage of Tibetan …

Beacons of resistance, not desperate acts
Christophe Besuchet  |  Saturday, Jan 28, 2012  |  6 Comments
Beacons of resistance, not desperate acts

I do not know if you are like me, but I find it extremely distressing to see how commonly the adjective “desperate” has been used by the media and Tibetans in exile to describe the …

What Must I Do?
Jamyang Norbu  |  Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011  |  No Comment
What Must I Do?

In 1946 when the Muslim League declared “Direct Action Day” and some of the most horrendous and large scale Hindu-Muslim violence erupted throughout India, one of the worst hit areas was the Noakhali district of …

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།

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 …

Life and Death Struggle; The illegal Suppression of Tibetan Language
Dhondup Tashi Rekjong  |  Wednesday, Nov 10, 2010  |  No Comment
Life and Death Struggle; The illegal Suppression of Tibetan Language

Translated by Tenzin Dickyi
In Tibet, the issue and problem of language is growing. The situation is such that the Chinese language is pushing away the languages of minority nationalities to the edge.
Actually this situation …

The History Boy
Elliot Sperling  |  Thursday, Jun 24, 2010  |  2 Comments
The History Boy

I’m going to assume that most people reading this post know who Barry Sautman is (and no, he’s not the one in the picture; that’s King George I and to see what he’s doing in …

Waiting For Mangtso III
One Small Step For Democracy...
Jamyang Norbu  |  Friday, Mar 19, 2010  |  No Comment
Waiting For Mangtso III

Some of you may have noticed. One reader pointed it out in a comment on Phayul.com. The title of this three-part essay was borrowed (and tweaked) from Samuel Becket’s famous play, Waiting for Godot – …

独立∶西藏人民的权利
Tibetan People's Right to Independence
Cao Changqing  |  Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009  |  No Comment
独立∶西藏人民的权利

曹长青
西藏问题,一直是一个争议的话题。不仅海峡两岸的中国政府与西藏流亡政府对此问题持截然不同的观点,海内外的中国人,对此看法也相当不同。这种种不同,主要源於人们对西藏历史与现实的了解程度和使用的“价值尺度”。因此,讨论西藏问题,不仅有助於了解西藏的真正历史和现实,更促使我们重新思考人的自由意志和国土统一;人民选择权利和国家形式;以及民族自决权等重要的价值概念和冲突。对这些价值采取什麽样的取舍,直接影响中国人走向自由和民主的进程。