33 Questions on The History of Modern Tibet

Here on Sinologistical Violoncellist, the subject of Tibet seems to be coming up with greater frequency, as it ought to.  After all, the Dalai Lama remains floating through the universe (and the halls of Congress, Richard Gere in tow) dropping rhetorical bombs on Beijing, and Zhongnanhai makes no bones about shutting off all avenues of dialog with the 14th reincarnation. And thus, apropos of well, … Continue reading 33 Questions on The History of Modern Tibet

Tibetan Language Education in Greater Tibet

JustRecently has posted an excellent summary (including a link to this Global Times story) of the recent protests in Qinghai province surrounding the issue of Tibetan vs. Mandarin language education.  This is clearly the crux of a great deal of speculation and hope and frustration about the future of the Tibetan culture and language both in the Tibetan Autonomous Region and in the vast areas to … Continue reading Tibetan Language Education in Greater Tibet