The Struggle for Education in Modern Tibet: The Three Thousand Children of Tashi Tsering

The Struggle for Education in Modern Tibet: The Three Thousand Children of Tashi Tsering

by William R. Siebenschuh, Tashi Tsering
     
 

Tsering was born in 1929 in Guchok, a mountain village in Tibet. Unlike his rural Tibetan peers, from a young age Tsering dreamed of being literate—a dream which eventually led to his being educated in the U.S. His experiences in the U.S. in turn led to a desire to return to Tibet and find ways to help the country make the transition from a feudal state to a…  See more details below

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Tsering was born in 1929 in Guchok, a mountain village in Tibet. Unlike his rural Tibetan peers, from a young age Tsering dreamed of being literate—a dream which eventually led to his being educated in the U.S. His experiences in the U.S. in turn led to a desire to return to Tibet and find ways to help the country make the transition from a feudal state to a modern country. Siebenschuh (English, Case Western Reserve U.) collaborates with Tsering in this firsthand account of Tsering's efforts to build primary schools for the children of rural Tibet, from 1986 to the present, despite the personal risk of retaliation by the Tibetan government. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773465794
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
Mellen Studies in Education
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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