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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

Label
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
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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Demick, Barbara,
Dewey number
951/.38
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS797.77.A63
LC item number
D46 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tibetans
  • Tibetans
  • Buddhism
  • Refugees, Tibetan
  • Aba Zangzu Qiangzu Zizhizhou (China)
  • Aba Zangzu Qiangzu Zizhizhou (China)
Target audience
adult
Label
Eat the Buddha : life and death in a Tibetan town, Barbara Demick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 325 pages
Isbn
9780812998757
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019044133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
118954229
Label
Eat the Buddha : life and death in a Tibetan town, Barbara Demick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 325 pages
Isbn
9780812998757
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019044133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
118954229

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