OBITUARY: Top Tibetan diplomat, Dalai Lama’s former special envoy, no more

October 31, 2018 11:49 pm0 comments
OBITUARY: Top Tibetan diplomat, Dalai Lama’s former special envoy, no more

(TibetanReview.net, Oct31, 2018) – Mr Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari, best known as the Special Envoy of the Dalai Lama in nine rounds of talks with Chinese officials from 2002 to 2010 towards the settlement of the Tibet issue, has passed away in hospital in San Francisco on Oct 29 morning, aged […]

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Centre denies links with alleged sexual-abuse lama

October 15, 2018 4:46 am0 comments
Centre denies links with alleged sexual-abuse lama

(TibetanReview.net, Oct14, 2018) Dear Sir, Regarding the article published in Tibetan Review on September 16th, 2018, “Top Tibetan Buddhist leaders to hear sex abuse allegations against lamas in the West?” in which Lama Kunzang Dorje (M. Robert Spatz) is mentioned, we would like to bring to your attention the following […]

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Making Headway in Education in Tibetan Schools in Exile: Introducing Evaluation Systems and Establishing a Center for Academic Excellence

September 14, 2018 1:28 am0 comments
Making Headway in Education in Tibetan Schools in Exile: Introducing Evaluation Systems and Establishing a Center for Academic Excellence

 By Dr B Tsering* Introduction An early and tactful advent of schools for Tibetan children in-exile is at the heart of Tibetan refugees’ success story. Considerable improvements have been made in education resources (both human and material) under the leadership of the Department of Education (DoE), Central Tibetan Administration (CTA). […]

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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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