Tag Archive: China

Non-Refugee Refugees: Tibetans’ Struggles for Visibility in Bureaucratic India

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Last week I participated in student conference called “The Fantastic and the Banal” hosted by the anthropology Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. The conference’s call for paper listed the following: “Bureaucracy… Continue reading

Canada’s Stance on Tibet’s Independence

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With today being February 13th, Tibet’s Independence Day, and the 100th anniversary of the day when the 13th Dalai Lama proclaimed the restoration of Tibet’s independence, it got me thinking; while Tibet was… Continue reading

Upholding the Pledge: Lhakar in 2013

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Happy 2013 to all our readers out there! Now that the holidays are over it’s back to work here at LD. After a long and busy holiday I thought what better way to… Continue reading

The Art of (China’s) Colonialism: Constructing Invisibilities in (Tibetan) History and Geography

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© 2012 Dlo08 (FOR READERS: I’ve defined the following terminologies to smooth out the read: Assumption: Representation. Invisibility: Erasure: Silences. Formation: as how things are formed Discourse: narrative: discursive: polemics: writings: texts: as… Continue reading

Fear of the Unknown

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© 2012 Dlo08 For the past month, as the number of self-immolations climbed, my adviser and I sat down several times, trying to figure out activities we can do to highlight the situation… Continue reading

Death by China

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This past week, I saw the film ‘Death by China’. This film is based on the book written by Peter Navarro and Greg Autry. I didn’t know what to expect going into this… Continue reading

When Gyalthang became Shangri-La: a critical reading

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© 2012 Dlo08 (Background on how to read the post: [as can be seen in the comments section w/ few edits] My post attempts to look at Hillman’s “academic” paper (who Journalists and… Continue reading

J’adore mon pays, le Tibet

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Earlier this month, I took a little weekend trip to Montreal, in the province of Quebec. While Ottawa, where I live, is a city that is more or less bilingual with most people… Continue reading

Mao in Tibetan disguise: History, ethnography, and excess

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Guest post by Carole MCGRANAHAN, University of Colorado. (The original academic article with footnotes and bibliography can be found and downloaded here at http://www.haujournal.org/index.php/hau/article/view/65) What does ethnographic theory look like in dialogue with… Continue reading

How do you teach self-immolations in Tibet?

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© 2012 Dlo08 Last Thursday, April 5th, I gave a talk on the self-immolations at my school, followed by a Q&A. I was a bit nervous. How does one begin to try to… Continue reading