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Tears of Blood: A Cry For Tibet
by Mary Craig
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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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
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.