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Lhakar-Friendly Loafers

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Everything’s made in China, everything. So why even bother trying to buy ethically, right? Even TOMS, which is supposed to be an ethical shoe company, produces their shoes in China. What’s a Tibetan… Continue reading

Teaching Creative Writing (with a Side of Tibet)

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Variety is the spice of life, right? So, there’ll be no long post on Tibetan literature today. I decided that instead of writing a post in the privacy of my apartment, I’d do… Continue reading

On Influence and Authenticity in Tibetan Literature

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When you talk about Tibetan identity, you inevitably seem to come up against the sticky issue of ‘authenticity.’ Is this truly Tibetan? Am I? It’s no different when it comes to Tibetan literature;… Continue reading

On the History of Ignorance about Tibetan Literature

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Last week I began my post by declaring my gross misconceptions about Tibetan literature. And while, being once unaware that my country has one of the great literary traditions of Asia – one… Continue reading

On the Birth of Tibetan Literature

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Seventy-six years ago on this day, a future global leader was born in a small hamlet in Takster in northeastern Tibet. As I join my friends in launching this new blog, this new… Continue reading