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China Tears Down the Tibetan City in the Sky
August 03, 2017
China Tears Down the Tibetan City in the Sky
China is demolishing homes and evicting thousands from Larung Gar, the world's largest Tibetan Buddhist institution.
China Tears Down the Tibetan City in the Sky
‘Skeleton God’: Exorcising Demons in Tibet
May 11, 2017
‘Skeleton God’: Exorcising Demons in Tibet
Mysterious murders, corruption, and the ghosts of history haunt the fictional Tibetan town of Yangkar.
‘Skeleton God’: Exorcising Demons in Tibet
The Dalai Lama and the Shugden Schism  
May 09, 2017
The Dalai Lama and the Shugden Schism  
The strange story of a 17th century feud and its relevance for Tibetan geopolitics today.
The Dalai Lama and the Shugden Schism  
The Politics of Reincarnation: India, China, and the Dalai Lama
April 20, 2017
The Politics of Reincarnation: India, China, and the Dalai Lama
Will the Dalai Lama reincarnate in Tawang?
The Politics of Reincarnation: India, China, and the Dalai Lama
Why China Is Fuming Over the Dalai Lama's Visit to Tawang
April 04, 2017
Why China Is Fuming Over the Dalai Lama's Visit to Tawang
A border dispute with India plus Beijing's sensitivity toward the Dalai Lama's actions are a potent combination.
Why China Is Fuming Over the Dalai Lama's Visit to Tawang
Does Tibet's New Governor Signal Change?
January 19, 2017
Does Tibet's New Governor Signal Change?
Meet Tibet's new governor, and the other figures shaping China's Tibet policy.
Does Tibet's New Governor Signal Change?
Tibet and China’s 'Belt and Road'
August 30, 2016
Tibet and China’s 'Belt and Road'
Will Tibet become China's bridge to South Asia under the Belt and Road Initiative?
Tibet and China’s 'Belt and Road'
A Chinese Cab Driver and the Sino-Tibetan Problem
June 30, 2016
A Chinese Cab Driver and the Sino-Tibetan Problem
A brief conversation illuminates how public opinion is shaped by (and diverges from) official Chinese narratives.
A Chinese Cab Driver and the Sino-Tibetan Problem
Tibet's 17th Karmapa on Climate Change, the Dalai Lama, and China
June 14, 2016
Tibet's 17th Karmapa on Climate Change, the Dalai Lama, and China
The Tibetan Buddhist leader on climate change, his future leadership role, and Tibetan issues.
Tibet's 17th Karmapa on Climate Change, the Dalai Lama, and China
China’s Chengdu-Lhasa Railway: Tibet and 'One Belt, One Road'
May 27, 2016
China’s Chengdu-Lhasa Railway: Tibet and 'One Belt, One Road'
A newly planned railway linking Tibet with central China will serve to provide stability for the Belt and Road.
China’s Chengdu-Lhasa Railway: Tibet and 'One Belt, One Road'
<i>Eight Juxtapositions</i>: Understanding China Through Comparison
March 31, 2016
Eight Juxtapositions: Understanding China Through Comparison
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, history professor at UC Irvine, on understanding modern China.
Eight Juxtapositions: Understanding China Through Comparison
Is China Moving Closer to a Military Base on the Horn of Africa?
November 14, 2015
Is China Moving Closer to a Military Base on the Horn of Africa?
Plus, details on China’s five-year plan, more on the Ma-Xi meeting, and a US delegation in Tibet. Friday China links.
Is China Moving Closer to a Military Base on the Horn of Africa?
China Vows to ‘Intensify’ Fight Against Tibetan Separatists
September 12, 2015
China Vows to ‘Intensify’ Fight Against Tibetan Separatists
Plus, new railways, military reform, and China in Southeast Asia. Friday China links.
China Vows to ‘Intensify’ Fight Against Tibetan Separatists
Pro-Tibetan Protesters Storm Chinese Consulate in Australia
July 25, 2015
Pro-Tibetan Protesters Storm Chinese Consulate in Australia
With emotions running high after the death of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, Tibetan protestors rush into a Chinese consulate.
Pro-Tibetan Protesters Storm Chinese Consulate in Australia
China Attacks Dalai Lama in New White Paper on Tibet
April 16, 2015
China Attacks Dalai Lama in New White Paper on Tibet
In a lengthy white paper on Tibet, Beijing denounces the Dalai Lama and his "middle way approach."
China Attacks Dalai Lama in New White Paper on Tibet
China’s Crackdowns in Tibet
April 14, 2015
China’s Crackdowns in Tibet
Rights groups are pushing for international action on the serial use of lethal force to crush Buddhist dissent.
China’s Crackdowns in Tibet
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