9781568586014

Tragedy in Crimson : How the Dalai Lama Conquered the World but Lost the Battle with China

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  • ISBN13:

    9781568586014

  • ISBN10:

    1568586019

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/1/2011
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Summary

Tragedy in Crimsonis award-winning journalist Tim Johnson's extraordinary account of the cat-and-mouse game embroiling China and the Tibetan exile community over Tibet. Johnson reports from the front lines, trekking to nomad resettlements to speak with the people who guard Tibet's slowly vanishing culture; and he travels alongside the Dalai Lama in the campaigns for Tibetan sovereignty. Johnson unpacks how China is using its economic power around the globe to assail the Free Tibet movement. By encouraging massive Chinese migration and restricting Tibetan civil rights, the Chinese are also working to dilute Tibetan culture within the country itself. He also takes a sympathetic but unsentimental look at the Dalai Llama, a trendy figure in the West who is regarded as a failure to his own people. Staggering in scope, vivid and audacious in its narrative,Tragedy in Crimsontells the story of the country at the precipice of the world, teetering on the brink of cultural annihilation.

Author Biography

Award-winning journalist Tim Johnson has spent the last twenty years as a foreign correspondent for the Miami Herald and the McClatchy Company. He currently serves as McClatchy’s Beijing bureau chief and lives in Mexico City.

Table of Contents

Mapsp. viii
Introductionp. xi
The Big Gamblep. 1
On Tibet's Peripheryp. 27
Riding the Rails to Tibetp. 49
Holy City or Devil's Landp. 75
Over the Himalayasp. 99
Dharamsalap. 117
The Karmapap. 137
The Princessp. 159
Wolves at the Doorp. 185
Getting Religionp. 201
A "Simple Buddhist Monk"p. 225
Thwarting the Dalai Lamap. 243
Hollywood Versus Wal-Martp. 269
Epilogue China's "Totally Correct" Policiesp. 291
Acknowledgmentsp. 301
Notesp. 303
Indexp. 321
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