Decoding Xi: Political Loyalty is Imperative for Party Career

July 16, 2018 1:40 am0 comments
Decoding Xi: Political Loyalty is Imperative for Party Career

By Palden Sonam* (TibetanReview.net, Jul14, 2018) – In the murky politics of China, it is a challenge for scholars and policymakers to decipher the meaning and motive of official speeches and documents. What the party leaders said or revealed to public cannot be read at their face value. This is […]

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The 2008 uprising and the Olympics

June 22, 2018 12:30 am0 comments
The 2008 uprising and the Olympics

by Wangpo Tethong1 There is a widespread perception that the main cause of the 2008 uprising (or “unrest,” as it is named by some authors) was feelings of discrimination and an urge for free expression, especially among young people in Tibet. This essay, however, suggests that a multi-year campaign by […]

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A student’s perspective on the Rangzen and Umaylam conferences

June 17, 2018 6:09 am0 comments
A student’s perspective on the Rangzen and Umaylam conferences

By Choekyi Lhamo* (TibetanReview.net, Jun16, 2018) – The 5th International Rangzen Conference (May 23rd-25th) and the first International Umaylam Conference (May 26th-31st), both held in Dharamsala this year, saw the participation of a large number of Tibetan students. The question how Tibetans can regain their homeland in this unique time […]

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In Memory of an Unknown Hero: Lha-nga Tseten Namgyal

May 8, 2018 11:06 pm0 comments
In Memory of an Unknown Hero: Lha-nga Tseten Namgyal

  By Paljor Tsarong Lha-nga Tseten Namgyal (Tsenamla) recently passed away on April 18, 2018. He was a brave patriotic man who took part in underground political activities against the Chinese even before 1959. After almost 20 years of hard life in Chinese prisons, one would think he would emerge […]

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The Tibet Issue at the United Nations

May 5, 2018 12:24 am0 comments
The Tibet Issue at the United Nations

This article appeared in the Special Issue 2015 edition of the Tibetan Review.  By Professor Yeshi Choedon Thank you very much for inviting me to participate in this symposium in memory of the great Professor Dawa Norbu-la. I first met him at the Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies at Sarnath where […]

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Dalai Lama, not Tibet, is an issue to China

April 29, 2018 1:54 am0 comments
Dalai Lama, not Tibet, is an issue to China

This editorial appeared in the Special Issue 2018 edition of the Tibetan Review. As speculations twirl around the question whether Professor Samdhong Rinpoche did or did not visit Tibet or China in November this year, unrealistic expectations about a new beginning being underway to try to resolve the issue of […]

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WILL DALAI LAMA RETURN TO CHINA?

April 16, 2018 2:49 am1 comment
WILL DALAI LAMA RETURN TO CHINA?

Dr. Sangay’s statement has only further confirmed fears among many observers that an influential section among the Tibetan exile leadership is desperate about cobbling up a deal with China on whatever terms. The very first negotiation point in this deal, as already declared by Dr. Sangay, is bound to be […]

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China’s Foreign Policy and India

April 15, 2018 4:41 am1 comment
China’s Foreign Policy and India

This article appeared in the Special Issue 2015 edition of the Tibetan Review.    Prof. Srikanth Kondapalli, Centre for East Asian Studies, Chinese Division, JNU   My presentation is on Chinese foreign policy vis-à-vis India. I will take a few minutes to broadly operate the major policy options that China has […]

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Tibet in Their Hearts

January 4, 2018 11:37 pm3 comments
Tibet in Their Hearts

Prof. Madhu Rajput* sees in the Tibetan people’s decades-long vibrant sustenance in India in the backdrop of the historic tragedy of losing their homeland a lesson in the art of staying happy and leading the way. “There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of […]

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HEROD IN TIBET

January 2, 2018 10:28 pm0 comments
HEROD IN TIBET

Massacre of the innocents On the 30th anniversary of a small but unprecedented, trend-setting demonstration on Sep 27, 1987 by a handful of monks of Sera Monastery in Tibet’s capital Lhasa, Dr Blake Kerr*, an American doctor who witnessed the event and the savage Chinese crackdown on it with his […]

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