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Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town
 

Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Demick, Barbara

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    18 Aug 20

For centuries, Tibet was known as a hermit kingdom. Its charms were hidden by the natural barrier of the Himalayas to its west and by a reclusive theocratic government ruled by a succession of Dalai Lamas...Nowadays it is not the Tibetans shutting the door, but a paranoid Chinese... Communist Party. China has ruled Tibet since 1950, and is a most unwelcoming gatekeeper. In Eat the Buddha, Barbara Demick, award-winning author of Nothing to Envy, journeys to a small town high on the eastern edge of the Tibetan plateau. The residents of Aba have been in an uneasy compromise with the Chinese for decades, living nomadically on the plateau in the summer and moving to concrete housing in the winter, sending their children to monasteries to be educated, practising polyandry as is their custom-yet all the time subject to oppressive restrictions. Travelling in disguise to evade the Chinese authorities, Demick interviewed Tibetans over three years- among them a novice monk contemplating protest suicide, the last princess of the region exiled during the Cultural Revolution and a young woman trapped in a bigamous marriage. Weaving together their stories with the history of China's dominance over Tibet, she creates a vivid portrait of the lives of a people locked in a struggle for identity and independence.
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ISBN 9781925498783
Published NZ 18 Aug 2020
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781925498783
Stock Release date is 18 August 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint The Text Publishing Company
Published 18 Aug 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Demick, Barbara
Category Biography & Autobiography: Religious & Spiritual
True Stories
Social Issues
Australian
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Not specified
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Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade

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