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Remembering the First Rangzen Marcher
Jamyang Norbu  |  Wednesday, Sep 17, 2008  |  No Comment
Remembering the First Rangzen Marcher

Late one night in October 1988 I was woken by a telephone call from the United States. I was living in Japan then, teaching English and writing the occasional book review for the Japan Times. …

Silent Struggle
Tsongkha Lhamo Tsering (1924–1999)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Monday, Feb 1, 1999  |  No Comment
Silent Struggle

When I first arrived at the Resistance headquarters at Kelsang Phug in Mustang in July 1971, I was somewhat taken aback to come across a library. Granted, it was not much of a library. It …

Scholar and Patriot
Tethong Sonam Tomjor (1924–1997)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Thursday, Jan 1, 1998  |  No Comment

Tethong Sonam Tomjor Wangchuk was that rarity in the Tibetan world: a traditional scholar and a genuine modernist. Well-versed in Tibetan history, religion and medicine, he was a gifted classical Chinese scholar and widely read …

Writer and Historian
K. Dhondup (1952–1995)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Monday, 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 …