Tag Archive: China

The Unexpected Familiary: Finding Myself in the Kingdom of Lo (Mustang)

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After two weeks in Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal, I became bored. I was itching to get out. Several friends on Facebook suggested I check out Sherpa country or Mustang, and then I remembered my… Continue reading

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

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© 2013 Dlo08 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… 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