27 April 2006


Tibet on the BBC

All this week the BBC news website has been running a series of articles about Tibet in their Asia-Pacfic section. There's some great stuff on there including:
A profile of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
An article on the possible future of the Tibetan cause
Tibet in pictures
The story of a monk who fled Tibet
Testimony from former policial prisoner Ngawang Sangdrol
A photo essay on the life of a Tibetan nomad
And a guide to Tibet's major issues, which includes a rather ridiculous Chinese propaganda film from the 1950s (according to which Tibetans weren't able to feed themselves before the Chinese came, which is interesting given that there wasn't a famine recorded in Tibet until the 1960s).

If you've got a few minutes, it's all worth a look, just click on the links.

UPDATE: A couple more items have been added since this was posted including an article discussing the likely consequences of the Golmud-Lhasa railway and the reflections of three Han Chinese migrants on life in Tibet

(Photo from "Life of a Nomad" on the BBC news website)

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