Tibet history

Full Transcript Interview: Jeremy Brown on June Fourth

This is the full transcript, edited lightly for grammar and clarity, of an interview with Jeremy Brown, a historian at Simon Fraser University, on his book “June Fourth: The Tiananmen Protests and Beijing Massacre of...

Interview: Jeremy Brown on June Fourth

In China, 2021 has been a year for the history books or, more precisely, their revision. In March, the launch of a hotline to report “historical nihilism” presaged a broader campaign against challenges to the Party’s version of...

In Tibet, Party Cracks Down On Religion And Demands Gratitude

In Tibet, the Party is pushing a political education campaign to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the region’s annexation. This latest campaign comes amid a widespread “Sinicization” effort that critics claim has severely...

VOA on Tibet: ‘Fire in the Land of Snow’

The U.S. government’s official external broadcaster Voice of America has been closely following the ongoing wave of protest by self-immolation against Beijing’s policies in Tibetan regions of China. During an...

China’s Tibetan Theme Park

A theme park in Chengde presents Beijing’s version of its historical relationship with Tibet through an elaborate performance. In the New York Review of Books blog, Richard Bernstein reports on the park, its historical...

Woeser: Who Are the Real “Orientalists”?

In a blog post translated at High Peaks Pure Earth, Woeser takes Chinese scholars’ criticism of an orientalist Western “Shangri-La complex” regarding Tibet, and turns it around to face them. It is really...

China Seizes On a Dark Chapter for Tibet

The New York Times revisits the history of the British in Gyantse, Tibet and looks at how the government is trying to shape the narrative: These days, Gyantse resembles other towns in central Tibet. Its dusty roads are lined...

Elliot Sperling: Tibet as ‘Hell on Earth’

Elliot Sperling, professor at Indiana University, writes for the Far Eastern Economic Review about Chinese government propaganda about Tibet: There’s no doubt that Tibet’s traditional society was hierarchical and backwards,...

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