Tag Archive: self-immolations

Their Burning Bodies Told Histories Never Forgotten


In the past few years, an unprecedented number of Tibetans have chosen to drink kerosene and light themselves on fire. What are self-immolations about? They are often framed as protest by the popular media, but is that all they are? Self-immolations are deeply complex, and involve layer upon layers of meaning that need to be considered. In the following, one of the ways I interpret them is by considering the self-immolations as producing historical narratives of Tibet that counter China’s hegemonic narrative on, and current political control of Tibet.

Thug Chi Che: Send a Twitter Message of Thanks


 *A special thank you to International Campaign for Tibet for highlighting these journalists in a recent e-mail, and for inspiring this post* A few years ago, when I was working as national director of Students… Continue reading