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The Resource Eat the Buddha : life and death in a Tibetan town, Barbara Demick

Eat the Buddha : life and death in a Tibetan town, Barbara Demick

Label
Eat the Buddha : life and death in a Tibetan town
Title
Eat the Buddha
Title remainder
life and death in a Tibetan town
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Demick
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Set in Aba, a town perched at 12,000 feet on the Tibetan plateau in the far western reaches of China that has been the engine of Tibetan resistance for decades, Eat the Buddha tells the story of a nation through the lives of ordinary people living in thethroes of this conflict. Award-winning journalist Barbara Demick illuminates a part of China and the aggressions of this superpower that have been largely off limits to Westerners who have long romanticized Tibetans as a deeply spiritual, peaceful people. She tells a sweeping story that spans decades through the lives of her subjects, among them a princess whose family lost everything in the Cultural Revolution; a young student from a nomadic family who becomes radicalized in the storied monastery of Kirta; an upwardly mobile shopkeeper who falls in love with a Chinese woman; a poet and intellectual who risks everything to voice his resistance. Demick paints a broad canvas through an intimate view of these lives, depicting the tradition of resistance that results in the shocking acts of self-immolation, the vibrant, enduring power of Tibetan Buddhism, and the clash of modernity with ancient ways of life. Her depiction is nuanced, unvarnished, and at times shocking"--
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Demick, Barbara
Dewey number
951/.38
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tibetans
  • Tibetans
  • Buddhism
  • Refugees, Tibetan
  • Aba Zangzu Qiangzu Zizhizhou (China)
  • Aba Zangzu Qiangzu Zizhizhou (China)
Label
Eat the Buddha : life and death in a Tibetan town, Barbara Demick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-298) and index
Contents
Part one: 1958-1976 -- The last princess -- Eat the Buddha -- Return of the dragon -- The year that time collapsed -- A thoroughly Chinese girl -- Red city -- Exile -- Part two: Interregnum, 1976-1989 -- The black cat and the golden worm -- A Tibetan education -- A peacock from the West -- Part three: 1990-2013 -- Wild baby yak -- A monk's life -- Compassion -- The party animal -- The uprising -- The eye of the ghost -- Celebrate or else -- No way out -- Boy on fire -- Sorrows -- The zip line -- Part four: 2014 to the present -- India -- Everything but my freedom
Control code
BK0020064968
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 325 pages
Isbn
9780812998757
Lccn
2019044133
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Eat the Buddha : life and death in a Tibetan town, Barbara Demick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-298) and index
Contents
Part one: 1958-1976 -- The last princess -- Eat the Buddha -- Return of the dragon -- The year that time collapsed -- A thoroughly Chinese girl -- Red city -- Exile -- Part two: Interregnum, 1976-1989 -- The black cat and the golden worm -- A Tibetan education -- A peacock from the West -- Part three: 1990-2013 -- Wild baby yak -- A monk's life -- Compassion -- The party animal -- The uprising -- The eye of the ghost -- Celebrate or else -- No way out -- Boy on fire -- Sorrows -- The zip line -- Part four: 2014 to the present -- India -- Everything but my freedom
Control code
BK0020064968
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 325 pages
Isbn
9780812998757
Lccn
2019044133
Other physical details
illustrations

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