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Surviving the dragon : a Tibetan lama's account of 40 years under Chinese rule

Author: Lobsang Tubten Jigme Gyatso
Publisher: [Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale ; [New York] : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A forefront Buddhist leader describes his witness to the torture and arrest of his family and teachers by Chinese authorities, his suffering at the sides of fellow monks under occupier "reeducation" practices, and his eventual escape to Tibet.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographie
Erlebnisbericht
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lobsang Tubten Jigme Gyatso, 1950-
Surviving the dragon.
[Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale ; [New York] : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, ©2010
(OCoLC)777010691
Named Person: Lobsang Tubten Jigme Gyatso; Vjigs-med-rgya-mtsho; Lobsang Tubten Jigme Gyatso.; Lobsang Tubten Jigme Gyatso
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lobsang Tubten Jigme Gyatso
ISBN: 9781605297545 1605297542
OCLC Number: 308178618
Description: x, 262 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Childhood --
My mother has a prophetic dream --
Raised by a family of 4,000 monks --
Living under the great leap forward --
Following a Tibetan hero --
pt. 2. Under the dragon's claw --
"Comets in the sky, chaos on Earth" --
Enter the Cultural Revolution --
Removing paper hats --
pt. 3. On the political stage --
A communist matchmaker meets the Panchen Lama --
The sacred tree and the time machine --
Becoming a political Buddhist --
pt. 4. Taking flight --
Stepping into my birthright --
The feast of privilege reveals its price --
Final days with the dragon --
From Kumbum to Kumbum West --
Epilogue --
Appendix A: How Buddhism came to Tibet, and the lineage of the Arjia Rinpoches --
Glossary of terms and names.
Responsibility: by Arjia Rinpoche ; foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
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A forefront Buddhist leader describes his witness to the torture and arrest of his family and teachers by Chinese authorities, his suffering at the sides of fellow monks under occupier "reeducation" practices, and his eventual escape to Tibet.

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