The Struggle for Modern Tibet: the Autobiography of Tashi Tsering

By: Melvyn C. Goldstein, William R Siebenschuh, & Tashi Tsering (Authors)

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This captivating autobiography by a Tibetan educator and former political prisoner is full of twists and turns. Born in 1929 in a Tibetan village, Tsering developed a strong dislike of his country's theocratic ruling elite. As a 13-year-old member of the Dalai Lama's personal dance troupe, he was frequently whipped or beaten by teachers for minor infractions. A heterosexual, he escaped by becoming a drombo, or homosexual passive partner and sex-toy, for a well-connected monk. After studying at the University of Washington, he returned to Chinese-occupied Tibet in 1964, convinced that Tibet could become a modernized society based on socialist, egalitarian principles only through cooperation with the Chinese. Denounced as a 'counterrevolutionary' during Mao's Cultural Revolution, he was arrested in 1967 and spent six years in prison or doing forced labor in China. Officially exonerated in 1978, Tsering became a professor of English at Tibet University in Lhasa. He now raises funds to build schools in Tibet's villages, emphasizing Tibetan language and culture. Printed Pages: 218

Title: The Struggle for Modern Tibet: the Autobiography of Tashi Tsering

Author Name: Melvyn C. Goldstein, William R Siebenschuh, & Tashi Tsering (Authors)

Categories: Biography, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Dev Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 1138328987

ISBN 13: 9781138328983

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 1202256

Keywords: The Struggle for Modern Tibet: the Autobiography of Tashi Tsering Melvyn C. Goldstein, William R Siebenschuh, & Tashi Tsering (Authors)