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The Tibet–China Visit According to Peanuts
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sep 30, 2002  |  No Comment
The Tibet–China Visit According to Peanuts

Eclectic though the small world of Tibetans and Tibet supporters appears to be, I am not sure that it holds all that many fans of the late Charles Schulz and his wonderful comic strip, Peanuts. …

After the Dalai Lama
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sep 1, 2002  |  No Comment

The Dalai Lama at sixty-seven is fortunately a healthy man, probably healthier and (on average) slightly younger than his chain-smoking adversaries in Beijing. Yet in recent years, discussions on life after the Dalai Lama has …

Some Considerations on the Tibet Issue
Statement at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China
Elliot Sperling  |  Jun 11, 2002  |  No Comment

Statement by Elliot Sperling, Associate Professor of Tibetan Studies and Chair, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, Congressional-Executive Commission on China, June 10, 2002
I am grateful to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China for affording …

Ian Buruma–Jamyang Norbu: an Exchange
New York Review of Books
Jamyang Norbu  |  Oct 4, 2001  |  No Comment

4 October 2001, New York Review of Books
To the editors:
Ian Buruma in his article “Tibet Disenchanted” (20 July 2000) states that “Muslims had been persecuted in the past by Tibetans who wanted to keep Tibet …

Acme of Obscenity
Tom Grunfeld and The Making of Modern Tibet
Jamyang Norbu  |  Aug 28, 2001  |  No Comment
Acme of Obscenity

In his Epistulae (Letters) the younger Pliny mentions that his uncle the natural historian and philosopher, Pliny the Elder, used to say that “no book was so bad but some good might be got out …

Grand Exploitation: The Dark Side of China’s Western Development Plan
Josh Schrei  |  Apr 28, 2001  |  No Comment

In October, 2000, an international economic conference was held in Beijing. Among the invited guests: Oil company representatives, World Bank executives, members of the media, Chinese Communist party officials, and a host of international businessmen …

Return of the Referendum
Jamyang Norbu  |  Aug 9, 2000  |  No Comment

Like the Children of Israel wandering through the desert to the Promised Land, we Tibetans have often been diverted from our goal by “golden calves” and false gods of one kind or another: genuine autonomy, …

Beyond Textbooks!
Lhasang Tsering  |  Jul 30, 2000  |  No Comment

This article was originally published on
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I am glad to see that a few people have read my article- ‘India’s Tibet: A Case For Policy Review’. If the few responses that it has …

India’s Tibet: A Case for Policy Review
Lhasang Tsering  |  Mar 20, 2000  |  One Comment
India’s Tibet: A Case for Policy Review

This article was originally published on The subject of this article, under the same title, formed the basis of a talk given in Bombay on 17 March 2000 as part of the week-long ‘Festival …

Oracle Bones
Random Speculations on China’s Future
Jamyang Norbu  |  Nov 1, 1999  |  No Comment

All conjecture on the future of China by even the most far-seeing of experts involves, of necessity, tremendous simplifications. It would appear that the human intellect is simply not equipped to deal with the unimaginable …