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Freedom Wind, Freedom Song
Dispelling Modern Myths about the Tibetan National Flag and National Anthem
Jamyang Norbu  |  May 20, 2004  |  No Comment

Recently, a Tibet supporter, arguing to get her support-group to drop the goal of Tibetan independence from their charter, was reported to have said: “the whole Tibetan independence issue is a myth. Even the flag …

Truth and a Thousand Raised fists
Josh Schrei  |  Nov 22, 2003  |  No Comment

In rallying international support for the Tibetan cause, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has often said that he believes eventually the cause will bear fruit and be successful because the Tibetan people “have truth on …

The Incredible Weariness of Hope
Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land by Patrick French
Jamyang Norbu  |  Oct 1, 2003  |  No Comment
The Incredible Weariness of Hope

Tibet, Tibet. The title of Patrick French’s latest book intrigued me. Vaguely suggestive of a biblical lament, it also hinted at a kind of patient reproach, of the sort that Sir Isaac Newton is said …

Creative Resistance in Dharamshala
Web Chowkidar  |  Aug 19, 2003  |  No Comment
Creative Resistance in Dharamshala

August 19, 2003. Dharamshala: The Friends of Tibet (India), yesterday held a poetry reading session which also marked the launch of a magazine Creative Resistance printed and published for Friends of Tibet (India) by its …

Back to the Future
Enduring Phobias and Superstitions in Tibetan Society (Part 2)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Jan 4, 2003  |  No Comment

In Satyajit Ray’s film, Ganashatru, an adaptation of Ibsen’s play, Enemy of the People, a doctor discovers that leaking sewers are contaminating a water source which is regarded as holy, and which attracts large number …

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 …