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Windhorse Warrior

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Windhorse Warrior offers an inside look at the struggles and aspirations of the Tibetan people during the 1950s. It is a tale that weaves together the politics of occupation and resistance, an other-worldly romance between a Chinese communist and an educated Tibetan woman, and the soaring vision of the Tibetan spiritual heart.
Chuang Wei Ming, a young zealot from Shanghai,
Hardcover, 468 pages
Published August 16th 2018 by Niyogi Books
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David R
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A truly inspirational book. R C Friedericks delivers a superb story full of excitement, deep spiritual insight, and hope. I throughly enjoyed reading this book and believe it is a “must read”. At a superficial level the story is action packed, full of twists and turns and is a real page turner, but it also goes much deeper. RC Friedericks takes the reader on a journey of transition from the physical materialistic world into the inner world of spiritual transcendence and purpose. The writing is a ...more
David Andrianoff
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I found Windhorse Warrior a thoroughly engaging read. When and if I put it down, I could not wait to pick it up again. I found my heart gripped as I empathized with the main characters. I wept with Chuang’s broken heart. Later in the book I saw Chuang’s heart gradually begin to open up again.

Windhorse Warrior provides insight into Tibetan reaction to the Chinese take-over of their country. Sent to propagate Chinese interests in Tibet, Chuang sought to understand Tibetan culture so he could more
Claire Beery
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Windhorse Warrior elegantly combines the elements of a Himalayan adventure story, the history of Chinese Communism in Tibet, metaphysical and cultural Buddhism, and a highly unusual romance. It is set during the forced transition of Tibetan society from a traditional theocratic state ruled by powerful families to collectivization by the Chinese Communist Party and occupation by the People’s Revolutionary Army. Beginning in 1947, the dramatic historical events are told by the narrator, Chuang Wei ...more
Uday Singh
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Before I finally started reading this book, I didn’t have any clue about what this book might hold. But this book gave me a beautiful unconventional story. And you get to feel the story of struggles and emotions of locals in this story like nowhere else.

Made up from real experiences, this book is a work of fiction that will make you believe in the story as if all the characters were real. We get to see the life and struggles of the people of Tibet. The country has had a long and troublesome hist
Apr 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was written by Richard Friedericks, a classmate of Carlton's at boarding school in India. Richard spent most of his life living in China. The story is told from the point of view of Chuang Wei Ming, a Chinese communist. When his university girlfriend, Jiachen, is martyred, Chuang dedicates his life to spreading the ideals of communism. He goes to Tibet where he meets a girl who looks exactly like Jiachen, whose name is Dechen. Chuang tries to set up a series of co-ops and is absorbed i ...more
Aishwarya Rathor
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
The plot is set in 1950 exploring the opposition between Tibetian and Chinese communists.
Chuang travels to Tibet to make residents of Lithang aware of Maosim. He is keen to know about communists. The book takes the reader through a journey of struggles and inequality between communists and Buddhists.
He falls in love with a girl who gives him an insight of Buddism. With her teacher, Chuang, creates an 'enlightened society'.
The author has beautifully written the characters, they seem real.  The na
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This novel works on so many levels. It is a great romance with amazing characters. It is a history of Tibetan Buddhist thought. It is a deep exploration of subtle cultural genocide. It’s a wonderful though challenging read.
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