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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 …

Imperial Twilight
A Tibetan Perspective on China after Deng Xiaoping
Jamyang Norbu  |  Jun 30, 1991  |  No Comment

Sometime in seventh century China, at the Tang capital Chang’an, the Tibetan envoy to the court asked for copies of Chinese classics. A worried Chinese minister supplicated the throne saying:
How can we give the contents …

Opening of the Political Eye
Tibet’s Long Search for Democracy
Jamyang Norbu  |  Nov 30, 1990  |  No Comment

Lu Xun, China’s greatest modern writer, occasionally had doubts about trying to open the eyes of the Chinese people to the reality of their situation. In a conversation with the editor of New Youth he …

The End of an Illusion
Jamyang Norbu  |  Aug 1, 1989  |  No Comment
The End of an Illusion

Despite an unassailable world record of cruelty, violence and despotism throughout its long history, China, like Molière’s monster hypocrite Tartuffe, has always managed to maintain a rather enviable gift of ever renewable plausibility — at …