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  1. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: Meltdown in Tibet, by Michael Buckley

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:16pm by BEN RICHARDSON

    ... Ben Richardson Meltdown in Tibet by Michael Buckley Palgrave Macmillan Tonle Sap lake in central Cambodia acts as a giant overflow for the Mekong River. When monsoon floods submerge ... and the pulse of the Mekong's floods has grown arrhythmic. Thousands of kilometres upstream at the river's source, another sensitive habitat is also in peril. Tibet's snowcapped peaks ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - TIBET

    Nowhere to Call Home- The tale of a Tibetan migrant worker in Beijing

    Posted May 09th 2014, 01:52pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... reach a wider audience.” The day-to-day interactions between Zanta, Yang Qing and Ford became the backbone of Nowhere to Call Home, and eventually the trio traveled together to Tibet for Chinese ... with no exposure to TV or the movies in her formative years… When we first met she’d never heard of America and was unaware of the intense international interest in Tibet. She often asked why anyone would ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books

    Author Chan Koonchung finds humour in China-Tibet dynamic

    Posted May 25th 2014, 03:42pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead life@scmp.com Chan Koonchung satire shows how inequalities of power warp the China-Tibet relationship, writes Kate Whitehead Punctured by humour The Unbearable Dreamworld of Champa the Driver by Chan Koonchung (translated by Nicky Harman) Penguin Random House 5 stars Chan Koonchung's latest work to be translated into English is not your average Tibet novel. ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - TIBET

    Book review: My Tibetan Childhood, by Naktsang Nulo

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by David Wilson

    ... needlessly'," Naktsang Nulo recounts. His story centres on his upbringing in Tibet's eastern plateau during the 1950s. The early chapters, which read like a warm-up with ominous overtones, recall ... by day and dogs at night. "If you surrender, they will cut off your head, and if you run away to the mountains, they cut off your legs." But Tibet was no paradise even before ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - AREA STUDIES

    Book review: Tibet, the Last Cry, by Eric Meyer

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 06:46pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Tibet, the Last Cry by Eric Meyer Blacksmith Books 4 stars Mark O'Neill Few are the foreign journalists who have visited Tibet. The number is even fewer since the Lhasa riots of March 2008 and the start of self-immolations in 2009, in which more than 40 have died. So the debate over Tibet is locked between the accusations of the exiled government in India ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - AREA STUDIES

    Book review: Voices from Tibet, by Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 03:47pm by Amy Russell

    ... Amy Russell Voices from Tibet by Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong  (translated by Violet Law) Hong Kong University Press 3 stars Amy Russell Over the years, Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong have produced an output that highlights their bravery, compassion and unwavering commitment to the preservation of Tibetan culture. Voices from Tibet exemplifies the couple's perseverance ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Tastemaker: Michael Yamashita, photographer

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Christopher DeWolf Photographer Michael Yamashita is chronicling Tibet's uniqueness before it vanishes, writes Christopher DeWolf Preserving Shangri-La It takes a lot of work ... to Lhasa, a five-year project that documents the incomparable beauty and changing face of Tibet. He paused at a photo of several young men dressed in leather aprons, heavy mittens, plastic covers ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books

    Hong Kong's literary festival offers a packed programme of foreign and local writers

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... novel, The Unbearable Dream World of Champa the Driver (2014), is a fast-paced read packed with sex and danger, and explores the relationship between the mainland and Tibet. He will be speaking ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Ning Hao's comedy takes two buddies across changing mainland

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:54pm by Helen Barlow

    ... The Search A rare look at a contemporary Tibet that is being assimilated into the central Han culture of China. Directed by Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden (the director-in-focus this year), ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Here comes trouble

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... Richard Lord Chan Koon-chung denies he courts official disapproval on the mainland but he knows his new novel, about Tibet's plight, will attract censorious eyes, writes Richard Lord ... have been using old categories to describe China, but these days people are getting a renewed picture of what China is like Chan Koon-chung Tibet has been an interest of Chan's since ...




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