WHY IS OFFICIAL CHINA SO HOSTILE TO TIBETANS?

#2 in a series of three blogs on self-immolation and the roots of the blindness of China’s central leaders The Tibetans are up against much more than the vestiges of Chinese communism. Modernity makes itself by its opposition to tradition, especially active, effective, transformative, traditions of enchantment. To be modern is to be disenchanted, to […]

STRENGTHS OF TIBETAN CIVILISATION THAT CANNOT BE SILENCED

  #3 in a series of three blogs on self-immolation and the roots of the blindness of China’s central leaders   The Buddhists of Tibet are used to being misunderstood. Even people who think of themselves as Buddhist often misunderstand Buddhism. Lamas these days write provocative books challenging their students to go beyond using Buddhism […]

COME OUT AND GO OUT: CHINA’S REVEALING KEY WORDS

China’s behemoth global investment strategy   #18 in a series on THE FUTURE OF TIBET Chinese, for all its subtlety, can be a blunt language. Two key terms, to “go out” and to “come out” reveal a simple desire for more. The directness of these keywords tells us much about what China wants, and how […]