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


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The Struggle for Modern Tibet: the Autobiography of Tashi Tsering

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

Price: $27.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Dev Publishers & Distributors:

Seller ID: 1202256

ISBN: 1138328987

Condition: New

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 cou... View more info