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“Memories of Life in Lhasa Under Chinese Rule” by Tubten Khetsun

“Memories of Life in Lhasa Under Chinese Rule” by Tubten Khetsun

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Published in February 2008 by Columbia University Press, Khetsun’s autobiography was translated into English by Matthew Akester. In his book, Khetsun describes everyday life in Lhasa after 1959 based on his personal experiences firstly in prison and labour camps and then later during the launch of the Cultural Revolution. The book also contains several photographs taken by Woeser’s father, Tsering […]

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“Surviving the Dragon” by Arjia Rinpoche

“Surviving the Dragon” by Arjia Rinpoche

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A Tibetan Lama’s Account of 40 Years Under Chinese Rule   Published in March 2010 by Rodale Books, Surviving the Dragon is the life story of Arjia Rinpoche. At age two, Arjia Rinpoche was recognised as the incarnation of the founder of the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism and was made the abbot of Kumbum Monastery. He relates witnessing the […]

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“Falling Through the Roof” by Thubten Samphel

“Falling Through the Roof” by Thubten Samphel

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Although not a work of translation, High Peaks Pure Earth recommends this first piece of fiction by Thubten Samphel (born in Tibet, educated in India) that was published in early 2009 by Rupa & Co and focuses on a group of Tibetan students at Delhi University. Following on from Tsewang Pemba‘s 1966 work Idols on the Path and Jamyang Norbu’s […]

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