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Tashi Tsering was a real Tibetan revolutionary with a story worthy of a film adaptation. Upon finishing Goldstein's "Tibetan Revolutionary: The Life and Times of Bapa Phuntsok Wangyal", I've completely hooked on his work irregardless of his obvious pro-China stance on Tibetan issues. As such I can't imagine anyone to whom this book should not be recommended. Despite a mislea An amazing memoir and a unique, complicated document offering an alternative to the ent-in-Exile line of Tibetan historiography and memorialization. Geshe Tashi Tsering (. 958) is a resident Buddhist teacher at the Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London (UK). More about Tashi Tsering. Books by Tashi Tsering.

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This captivating autobiography by a Tibetan educator and former political prisoner is full of twists and turns. Born in 1929 in a Tibetan village, Tsering developed a strong dislike of his country's theocratic ruling elite. As a 13-year-old member of the Dalai Lama's personal dance troupe, he was frequently whipped or beaten by teachers for minor infractions. A heterosexual, he escaped by becoming a drombo, or homosexual passive partner and sex-toy, for a well-connected monk. Officially exonerated in 1978, Tsering became a professor of English at Tibet University in Lhasa. Read on your iOS and Android devices.

The Struggle for Modern . .has been added to your Cart. Readers interested in a view of Tibet that is neither Western fairy-tale nor Chinese propaganda, but the raw experience of a simple, yet extraordinary Tibetan, will find this book a gold mine of information, and a gripping read to boot. Tashi Tsering may be a controversial figure among Tibetans in exile, but in truth, he is the ultimate Tibetan patriot.

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Reviews: 7
Vertokini
This personal story is exceptional for several reasons.

1) It is unfailingly frank and honest about life in Old Tibet, and includes similarly candid observations of Tibetan officials in exile.
2) It is the astonishing and unlikely account of an illiterate peasant boy who, through sheer determination, manages to not only gain an education (by prostituting himself to a powerful patron, as was the custom in those days), but miraculously, after emigrating to India, to make connections that land him at the University of Washington, where the head of the Tibetan Studies Department helps him get a Bachelor's degree. His subsequent struggle to return to his homeland against all odds and the opposition of both his exiled compatriots and the Chinese regime is an inspiring story in overcoming obstacles and in maintaining faith in oneself and one's dreams.
3) It is a rousing epic tale of triumph over all manner of adversity through every stage of life, and of the strength and unflinching determination of a man with a vision for the betterment of his people under Chinese domination.

Readers interested in a view of Tibet that is neither Western fairy-tale nor Chinese propaganda, but the raw experience of a simple, yet extraordinary Tibetan, will find this book a gold mine of information, and a gripping read to boot. Tashi Tsering may be a controversial figure among Tibetans in exile, but in truth, he is the ultimate Tibetan patriot. He sacrificed his option for a comfortable life in India or the West, and risked his life to return to the land he loved so he could advocate for his people and bring about positive change for them. More books of this nature would enrich the field of Tibetan Studies immeasurably.
Nnulam
This isn't the next great classic (his prose is pretty unadorned and doesn't fully capture his emotions) but it is definitely something that all Americans should read. Tashi manages to articulate his experience and tells the real story about the Tibetan aristocracy, and their lack of real commitment to Tibet. The dominant theme is his quest to get and education and bring it back to Tibet, and though this can get tiring, it's also quite inspiring. He was a very tough man, fortunate in some ways, but he does manage to get through it all to a satisfactory resolution.
Watikalate
One or two typos in the kindle book.

A good read.

Nice font and display
Ann
I learned a lot about life in traditional Tibet and later under Chinese rule. Told through the life of an unusual Tibetan man who was determined to improve the lives of his fellow Tibetans. Vary interesting and, I think, well balanced.
Oghmaghma
I am a Han Chinese. This book let me know Tibet, the history, the up rising, etc. I am very impressed with the determination, the courage, the author tried to help Tibet culture, the Tibet people. I also involved to build two Chinese schools in poor, remote area of China. And now I want to continue the work to build more of it.
Arcanefire
I finished reading this book in 3 consecutive nights. Fascinating account of a 10-year-old boy becoming a member of the Dalai Lama's personal dance troupe as a tax obligation; how the boy grew up, worked for the exiled noble Tibetan leadership, and eventually became a Red Guard--this is the first time I've learned that there are many Tibetan red guards during the Cultural Revolution, the reasons why these Tibetans try to better their old serf-noble society, and why they joined the misguided Cultural Revolution. At the end I can't help but feel utmost respect for Mr. Tsering. Even though he's made mistakes, he freely admits to them. The amount of trauma he has gone through in his life is beyond what many people can take, yet he perseveres. Now I fully support his goal: establishing schools in Tibet for the Tibetan children. Bravo, Mr. Tsering. I hope someday this life story will be made into a movie. It will be much more intelligent than 7 Years In Tibet. Instead! of a fluff story about the "dumb natives", here is one intelligent, complex Tibetan.
Rolling Flipper
I have read quite many books and stories about Tibet: either written by the westerners and the Dalai Lama himself, or by the Chinese. I also know Tibetan history to a good extent. By far, I feel this book is the most honest insider's account of the real Tibet. Tashi escaped Tibet with Dailai Lama, but then gave up his comfortable life in America to return to his homeland trying to serve his people. Through his odyssey, you'll see a vivid Tibet and a truly noble Tibetan.

This book, unlike any other book about Tibet, has no political agenda.
Tashi Tsering was born a Tibetan peasant but realized early in life that he wanted an education and was able to attain this in India and America. As a young Tibetan patriot and idealist he went to China in the l960s believing that Communism could actually be a help to his country. Instead he spent many years of suffering and deprivation in Chinese jails and internal exile. Ultimately he was set free to open schools in Tibet. Fascinating to read, this book's broader lesson is about the interplay of power between the communists, the Tibetan peasants, and the Tibetan aristochracy (who want all power for themselves) and the Buddhist church hierarchy.