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History As Propaganda - Powers, John
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Powers's impartial examination of the competing narratives will help us to better understand the issues involved in debates about Tibetan history - why apparently arcane vestiges of the past are so important to both Tibetan and Chinese nationalist narratives.
Despite Chinese efforts to stop foreign countries from granting him visas, the Dalai Lama has become one of the most recognizable and best loved people on the planet, drawing enormous crowds wherever he goes. By contrast, China's charismatically-challenged leaders attract crowds of protestors waving Tibetan flags and shouting "Free…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Powers's impartial examination of the competing narratives will help us to better understand the issues involved in debates about Tibetan history - why apparently arcane vestiges of the past are so important to both Tibetan and Chinese nationalist narratives.
Despite Chinese efforts to stop foreign countries from granting him visas, the Dalai Lama has become one of the most recognizable and best loved people on the planet, drawing enormous crowds wherever he goes. By contrast, China's charismatically-challenged leaders attract crowds of protestors waving Tibetan flags and shouting "Free Tibet!" whenever they visit foreign countries. By now most Westerners probably think they understand the political situation in Tibet. But, John Powers argues, most Western scholars of Tibet evince a bias in favor of one side or the other in this continuing struggle. Some of the most emotionally charged rhetoric, says Powers, is found in studies of Tibetan history. narratives.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Seitenzahl: 224
  • Erscheinungstermin: 14. Oktober 2004
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 243mm x 166mm x 19mm
  • Gewicht: 474g
  • ISBN-13: 9780195174267
  • ISBN-10: 0195174267
  • Artikelnr.: 14615027
Autorenporträt
John Powers is a Reader at the Centre for Asian Studies and Histories at the Australian National University in Canberra. He is the author of numerous books, including A Concise Encyclopedia of Buddhism (2000) and Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism (1995).