Tag Archive: Tibetan

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

Resilience & Fortitude: Tibet Movement through the youngest Tibetan woman parliamentarian

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I met Dhardon la briefly in Dharamsala during the 2008 Uprisings in Tibet. She was part of the Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA). At the time, things were so hectic and busy that I… 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

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

Pull My Spirits High Up

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© 2012 Dlo08 Just when it felt like all news on Tibet was getting sadder, Shapaley dropped “Tsampa” this Wednesday on Lhakar. In the middle, he says: The Tibetan spirit will always remain.… Continue reading

The time I found myself in the middle of a Tibetan wedding

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Sooo I guess it’s wedding season – it seems like EVERYONE is getting married right now. So I thought I’d write a post describing Tibetan weddings but I had no idea where to… Continue reading

Samsara, the Fi-lim!

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I’m supposed to be grading papers so I’ll make this quick and dirty! There’s a new documentary called Samsara by the creators of Baraka (1992) and Chronos (1985), Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, and everyone must go see it.… 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

The Peaceful Struggle by Tenzin Haines-Wangda

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Below is a guest post by Tenzin Haines-Wangda from Ottawa, Canada, on how she’s been able to teach Tibet through the art of dance. — I attended an arts high school in Ottawa, Ontario… Continue reading