WUHAN WOMEN, TIBETAN WOMEN and that WET MARKET

Blog two of three on corona virus in Tibet, China and worldwide CORONA VIRUS CONTRADICTIONS The corona virus crisis has revealed that China, at the highest level, is dangerously conflicted by its own contradictions and categories. On one hand, China wants to be seen as modern, scientific, a leader in rational planning and efficient execution […]

ENTREPRENEURIAL TIBETANS, MAGIC MUSHROOMS

Anyone for Tibetan matsutake? Tibet’s famous yartsa gunbu caterpillar fungus are bought and sold dry, with a long shelf life, suitable for distant points of sale; while matsutake are much more perishable, requiring a cold chain from picker to packer to plate. Such is the demand for matsutake, songrong 松茸, that a cold chain has […]

TIBET 2020

What will happen in Tibet in 2020? The year 2020 is set to be big for China’s long campaign to inextricably integrate Tibet, and assimilate the Tibetan nation into a single Chinese zhonghua identity. After decades of massive investment in infrastructure/superstructure, the economic integration is at last making Tibet accessible to the Chinese industries of […]

Emergent climate crisis in Tibet

TIBET, THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY AND CHINA’S SECRET DIVIDEND Blog one  of two on climate change , glaciers, rivers and China’s ecological civilisation #gabriellafitte When 11,000 scientists world wide issue a warning that collectively we face “untold suffering due to the climate crisis”, yet the world’s governments response is totally inadequate, we pay attention, for  a […]

CLIMBING, FALLING, FAILING

blog two of four on movies filmed in Tibet #gabriellafitte For a while, Gang Rinpoche/Paths of the Soul was a surprise hit with Chinese audiences, doing better than Hollywood megamovie Transformers, released at the same time. Media speculated why. ANATOMY OF A FAILURE: GANG RINPOCHE RISES WITHOUT A TRACE               Throughout Gang Ripoche  the director […]