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The Struggle for Modern Tibet: The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering : The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering - Melvyn C. Goldstein

The Struggle for Modern Tibet: The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering

The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering

Paperback Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9780765605092
Number Of Pages: 209

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This captivating autobiography by a Tibetan educator and former political prisoner is full of twists and turns. Born in 1929 in a Tibetan village, Tsering developed a strong dislike of his country's theocratic ruling elite. As a 13-year-old member of the Dalai Lama's personal dance troupe, he was frequently whipped or beaten by teachers for minor infractions. A heterosexual, he escaped by becoming a drombo, or homosexual passive partner and sex-toy, for a well-connected monk. After studying at the University of Washington, he returned to Chinese-occupied Tibet in 1964, convinced that Tibet could become a modernized society based on socialist, egalitarian principles only through cooperation with the Chinese. Denounced as a 'counterrevolutionary' during Mao's Cultural Revolution, he was arrested in 1967 and spent six years in prison or doing forced labor in China. Officially exonerated in 1978, Tsering became a professor of English at Tibet University in Lhasa. He now raises funds to build schools in Tibet's villages, emphasizing Tibetan language and culture.

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"A fascinating account not only of his life's journey, but of 20th-century Tibet's troubled evolution".-- The Wall Street Journal

Prefacep. vii
Prologuep. 3
p. 6
p. 16
p. 26
p. 35
p. 48
p. 66
p. 89
p. 100
p. 113
p. 124
p. 140
p. 157
p. 169
p. 183
Epiloguep. 197
Indexp. 203
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ISBN: 9780765605092
ISBN-10: 0765605090
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 209
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32