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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Opinion: The RIC triangle and Tibet’s political Aspiration

December 11, 2017 3:30 am0 comments
Opinion: The RIC triangle and Tibet’s political Aspiration

It was the state of strife, strain and harmony among the giant neighbours Russia, China and India through the vicissitudes of time in recent history which more than anything else had a determinative influence on Tibet’s political aspiration, mostly with unfortunate consequences, although its future is far from sealed inasmuch […]

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Internal Politics could incapacitate Tibetan Cause

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Internal Politics could incapacitate Tibetan Cause

By NgawangTenpa The internal squabble between the two the arguably most prominent members within the community of the Central Tibetan Administration has seen numerous exchanges of ‘cheap shots’ between them. Though after the 2016 election, PenpaTseing (Former Speaker of the TPIE) has no longer been a lingering voice in the […]

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Tibetan Diaspora: A Study of Citizenship and Identity

November 28, 2017 8:01 am0 comments
Tibetan Diaspora: A Study of Citizenship and Identity

The growing trend over the last several years among a section of Tibetan youngsters to legally assert their Indian citizenship has given rise to both difficulties and issues within the community for its supposed effect of diluting the freedom struggle. Prof Richa Kumar* carried out a field study of the […]

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Opinion: ‘A truly exceptional man’

May 3, 2017 11:46 pm0 comments
Opinion: ‘A truly exceptional man’

Elie Wiesel, Barbara Walters, Bono, William F. Buckley, Jr., David Suzuki, Jesse Helms, Piers Morgan, Alice Waters and others remember first meetings with the Dalai Lama. (Compiled by Dana Cook) American College Boy – A.J. Ayer, Philosopher …[a meeting] of the Chinese People’s Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries… ……. […]

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‘Irreparable loss of a professor who opened Tibetan sources to western scholars’

February 14, 2017 3:54 am0 comments
‘Irreparable loss of a professor who opened Tibetan sources to western scholars’

Professor Elliot Sperling (January 4, 1951 – January 29, 2017) (TibetanReview.net, Feb11, 2017) – The Tibetan Parliament in Exile on Feb 8 called the death on Jan 29 of prominent Tibetologist Professor Elliot Sperling an irreparable loss both for his family and for the cause of Tibet. “The Tibetan Parliament-in- […]

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