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The Resource Eat the Buddha : life and death in a Tibetan town, Barbara Demick

Eat the Buddha : life and death in a Tibetan town, Barbara Demick

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Eat the Buddha : life and death in a Tibetan town
Title
Eat the Buddha
Title remainder
life and death in a Tibetan town
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Demick
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Set in Aba, a town perched at 12,000 feet on the Tibetan plateau in the far western reaches of China that has been the engine of Tibetan resistance for decades, "Eat the Buddha" tells the story of a nation through the lives of ordinary people living in the throes of this conflict. Award-winning journalist Barbara Demick illuminates a part of China and the aggressions of this superpower that have been largely off limits to Westerners who have long romanticized Tibetans as a deeply spiritual, peaceful people. She tells a sweeping story that spans decades through the lives of her subjects, among them a princess whose family lost everything in the Cultural Revolution; a young student from a nomadic family who becomes radicalized in the storied monastery of Kirta; an upwardly mobile shopkeeper who falls in love with a Chinese woman; a poet and intellectual who risks everything to voice his resistance. Demick paints a broad canvas through an intimate view of these lives, depicting the tradition of resistance that results in the shocking acts of self-immolation, the vibrant, enduring power of Tibetan Buddhism, and the clash of modernity with ancient ways of life. Her depiction is nuanced, unvarnished, and at times shocking
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Demick, Barbara
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Demick, Barbara
  • Tibetans
  • Buddhism
  • Refugees, Tibetan
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
  • Aba Zangzu Qiangzu Zizhizhou (China)
  • Aba Zangzu Qiangzu Zizhizhou (China)
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
Target audience
adult
Label
Eat the Buddha : life and death in a Tibetan town, Barbara Demick
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251573059
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 325 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925498783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
Label
Eat the Buddha : life and death in a Tibetan town, Barbara Demick
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251573059
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 325 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925498783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps

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