Tears of Blood: A Cry for Tibet

Tears of Blood: A Cry for Tibet

by Mary Craig
     
 

ISBN-10: 1582431027

ISBN-13: 9781582431024

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: Counterpoint Press


Since 1959, when China claimed power over this tiny mountain nation, more than one million Tibetans are believed to have perished by starvation, execution, imprisonment, and abortive uprisings. Many thousands more, including their spiritual and political leader, the fourteenth Dalai Lama, have been driven into exile.The country has been systematically colonized,…  See more details below

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Since 1959, when China claimed power over this tiny mountain nation, more than one million Tibetans are believed to have perished by starvation, execution, imprisonment, and abortive uprisings. Many thousands more, including their spiritual and political leader, the fourteenth Dalai Lama, have been driven into exile.The country has been systematically colonized, so that indigenous inhabitants are now a second-class minority. Not only are Tibetans being squeezed out by Chinese settlers, but there are reports of Tibetan women being forcibly sterilized and of healthy full-term babies being killed at birth. Thousands of Tibetans languish in prison and suffer appalling torture. Rich mineral resources have been plundered and the delicate ecosystem devastated. Buddhism, the life blood of Tibet, has been ruthlessly suppressed.Mary Craig tells the story of Tibet with candor and power. Based upon extensive research and interviews with large numbers of refugees now living in exile in India, this book presents four decades of religious persecution, environmental devastation, and human atrocities that have caused Tibetans to weep "tears of blood."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582431024
Publisher:
Counterpoint Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.87(d)

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"A necessary look at the heartbreaking story of a culture now on the verge of extinction....[A] powerful testament to fifty years of suffering." -St. Petersburg Times

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