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Tibet: Culture on the Edge

Outside Magazine has published a slideshow of photos by Phil Borges from his new book, Tibet: Culture on the Edge. The book documents Tibet as it confronts the triple threat of, “global warming, development, and cultural...

Photos: Capturing Change in Tibet

Beautiful scenic photos of Tibet are a controversial matter. Posting them on Twitter will often lead to rebuke from vocal activists who argue that they gloss over the realities of Chinese rule: Typical #Tool used by #China...

China Jails Tibetan Environmentalist

Rinchen Samdrup, brother of recently jailed Karma Samdrup, for inciting to split the country. From Reuters: A Chinese court on Saturday sentenced a Tibetan environmentalist who organized villagers to pick up litter and plant...

China Jails Tibetan Filmmaker

A Tibetan documentary filmmaker has been sentenced to six years for a film he made that was critical of Beijing’s policies in Tibet. From the Guardian: Dhongdup Wangchen and his friend Golog Jigme, a monk, were detained...

Tibetan Barbie Dolls Debut in Lhasa’s Gonggar Airport

The Shanghaiist remarks on the debut of special Tibetan Barbie dolls from toymaker Mattel in Gonggar Airport in Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region: The plastic princesses are part of a line of special edition...

Tibetan Education Thrives – in Exile

While tensions rise in Tibet and surrounding areas in the run-up to March 10, the Christian Science Monitor reports on how Tibetans are preserving their culture and language through the education of their children in exile: This...

Documentary: Explore China

Explore.org made a documentary film on China two years ago to explore the issues of environment, human rights, public health, social changes, philosophy and education, via Link TV. Below is its introduction: With a population of...

China Expects Tibet to Celebrate, or Else

The Los Angeles Times reports on Tibetans’ boycott of the traditional new year festival in honor of those killed in the violence in last year’s rioting: The Tibetan New Year, or Losar, is normally the most festive...

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