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Tears of Blood: A Cry For Tibet

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Since 1959, when China claimed power over this tiny mountain nation, more than one million Tibetans are believed to have perished by starvation, execution, imprisonment, and abortive uprisings. Many thousands more, including their spiritual and political leader, the fourteenth Dalai Lama, have been driven into exile.The country has been systematically colonized, so that ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 22nd 2000 by Counterpoint (first published 1992)
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vincent
Jan 24, 2016 vincent rated it really liked it
I knew a small amount of what had happened in Tibet before reading Tears of Blood, A Cry for Tibet. Having finished the book I am shocked of what has happened to the Tibetan people. What the Chinese have done to the Tibetans is nothing other than a genocide. The book sheds light on how governments can turn a blind eye to such atrocities in favor of trade deals and cheaper consumer goods over human rights violations. While reading I couldn't help think about George Orwell's, 1984. While many like ...more
Simone Fisher
Apr 23, 2012 Simone Fisher rated it it was amazing
A hard book to read but one that should be read. Cried tears,
Haeyon
Jun 17, 2009 Haeyon rated it really liked it
Highly recommended. This book made me aware of the ferocious cruelty and discontempt those holding power show can show to the reperessed. I think there is a responsiblity to take interest in this situation as it affects not only the plight of the Tibetan people but also has great implications for the possible actions of China towards its neighbours and minorites in it's own country in the future.
Lorraine Horn
Jun 04, 2014 Lorraine Horn rated it it was amazing
A book everyone should should read. At times so horrifying I had to put it down as I was so upset. It gives you the real story behind the Chinese take over of Tibet and not the sanitised Chinese version.
Cherie
Dec 06, 2007 Cherie rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: non-fiction
B Many of the stuff in here I've read already; a lot of stress on the torture; upsetting, and wish there was more suggestions on what to do
Natalie Stotts
Jun 18, 2012 Natalie Stotts rated it it was amazing
A very good book to read, brutal, but definitely a must read. It completely changes the way you see things.
Karen Stone
Nov 30, 2013 Karen Stone rated it it was amazing
hard to say that I loved it because it is harrowing, but essential reading for anyone who is interested in the Tibetan tragedy.
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Very sad but a great read
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