Tibetans are ordered to display Chinese flags, forced to attend propaganda lessons. Do they adhere to Buddhist teachings of compassion and nonviolence, or do they fight? Sunrise The series won the George Polk Award for international reporting, the Robert F.
And economics alone cannot compensate for the loss of culture and community, and the indignities of being treated as second class and suspect. The author made three trips to the town beginning in 2013, and she interviewed Tibetans in Ngaba and many others living abroad, including the Dalai Lama and an exiled princess, who spoke candidly about the culture, religion, and politics of the besieged region. Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991 The Communists were driven nearly to starvation.
Spanning decades of Tibetan and modern history, "Eat the Buddha" captures its heart-center through the stories Demick brings to life throughout her journey including a princess whose family was wiped out in the Cultural Revolution, a young Tibetan nomad who becomes radicalized in Kirti Monastery, an upwardly mobile entrepreneur who falls in love with a Chinese woman, a poet and intellectual who risks everything for his voice to be heard, and a young Tibetan schoolgirl who is forced at a young age to choose between family and the prosperity offered by Chinese money. The writing style of both "Nothing to Envy" and "Eat the Buddha" (narrative nonfiction) is easy to get wrapped up in as well as impeccably researched. After Redemption Even after the decades of suffering, the modern Tibetan people say they could accept Chinese rule, if the government would stop maligning the Dalai Lama.