Hexie Farm (蟹农场): Blowin’ in the Wind (Updated)

For the latest installment in his CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab of Hexie Farm honors the Tibetans who have self-immolated in protest against Beijing’s policies in . As many as 59 Tibetans have set themselves on fire since 2009, and 47 have died, according to Tibetan writer Woeser, including Saturday’s death of a 27-year-old inside a Buddhist monastery in Gansu (other media have recorded slightly different numbers of self-immolators). The cartoon portrays a ball of fire whose speech bubble is made out of burned-out matches. In drawing the cartoon, Crazy Crab says he was inspired by Bob Dylan’s lyrics from Blowing in the Wind:

Yes, how many deaths will it take till he knows

That too many people have died ?

Blowin’ in the Wind by Crazy Crab of for CDT:

Update: Crazy Crab has had his drawing translated into Tibetan:

Read more about Hexie Farm’s CDT series, including a Q&A with the anonymous cartoonist, and see all cartoons so far in the series.

[CDT owns the copyright for all cartoons in the  CDT series. Please do not reproduce without receiving prior permission from CDT.]


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