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Going for Broke
Unwavering Economic Action Against China
Jamyang Norbu  |  Aug 1, 1996  |  No Comment

I understand from a friend who has just returned from a Caribbean holiday that the manner in which turtle meat is sold in the markets there is not a sight for the faint of heart. …

Writer and Historian
K. Dhondup (1952–1995)
Jamyang Norbu  |  May 15, 1995  |  No Comment

In 1979, when the Communist Party of Tibet was founded in exile, I wrote a long essay for the Tibetan Review — a critical study of Communism in general preceeded by a somewhat dismissive analysis …

Unquiet Memories
The Tibetan Resistance and the Role of the CIA [1]
Jamyang Norbu  |  Jun 30, 1994  |  No Comment

Freud’s favourite image of the mind was as an archaeological site, filled, layer by layer, with the buried strata of the past (but one where these layers could rise into consciousness at any time). However …

The Issue is Independence
Lhasang Tsering  |  Mar 1, 1994  |  No Comment

Originally published in Tibet: The Issue Is Independence, by Edward Lazar, ed., Parallax Press, Berkeley California, and reprinted on U.S. Tibet Committee website.
The Issue is Independence. The very first thing we must understand about independence …

The Heart of the Matter
Some Observations on the Independence Controversy
Jamyang Norbu  |  Feb 28, 1994  |  No Comment

If one does not know to which port one is sailing,
no wind is favourable.
— Seneca
The word “realistic”, whenever introduced into any discussion on Tibetan politics, never fails to set my teeth on edge. It invariably …

Broken Images
Cultural Questions Facing Tibetans Today [1]
Jamyang Norbu  |  Nov 30, 1993  |  No Comment

Some years ago I attended a conference on Tibet at the School of Oriental and African Studies, in London, where the eminent Norwegian Tibetologist Professor Per Kvaerne presented, through slides, examples of socialist realism in …

Songs of Independence
Jamyang Norbu  |  Mar 10, 1993  |  No Comment

Tibetans have traditionally expressed political dissent and criticism through song and verse. Totalitarian control of Tibetan society and even individual minds, has put a halt to this vehicle of witty free expression — though not …

From Tibet the Cry is “Rangzen!”
Jamyang Norbu  |  Mar 10, 1993  |  No Comment

The word “Rangzen” (independence) is the most constant and powerful refrain in nearly all protest documents that have come out from Tibet in the last few years, whether it be lengthy petitions to the United …

Blowing the Sounds of Emptiness
Jamyang Norbu  |  May 31, 1992  |  No Comment
Blowing the Sounds of Emptiness

Sounds of Peace
Rhythms of Peace
Sounds of Inner Peace
— composed and performed by Nawang Khechog
In an interview in India Today, the great Indian flautist, Hari Prasad Chaurasia made a remark about his simple instrument that struck …

Atrocity and Amnesia
Goldstein and the Revision of Tibetan History
Jamyang Norbu  |  May 1, 1992  |  No Comment

Intellectuals are, I suppose, no more dishonest than other people. On the other hand, they can call upon far greater resources to sustain a lie than the average person, who, when confronted with the obvious …