Sky Train: Tibetan Women on the Edge of History

Sky Train: Tibetan Women on the Edge of History

By: Canyon Sam (author)Paperback

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Through a lyrical narrative of her journey to Tibet in 2007, activist Canyon Sam contemplates modern history from the perspective of Tibetan women. Traveling on China's new "Sky Train," she celebrates Tibetan New Year with the Lhasa family whom she'd befriended decades earlier and concludes an oral-history project with women elders. As she uncovers stories of Tibetan women's courage, resourcefulness, and spiritual strength in the face of loss and hardship since the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1950, and observes the changes wrought by the controversial new rail line in the futuristic "new Lhasa," Sam comes to embrace her own capacity for letting go, for faith, and for acceptance. Her glimpse of Tibet's past through the lens of the women - a visionary educator, a freedom fighter, a gulag survivor, and a child bride - affords her a unique perspective on the state of Tibetan culture today - in Tibet, in exile, and in the widening Tibetan diaspora. Gracefully connecting the women's poignant histories to larger cultural, political, and spiritual themes, the author comes full circle, finding wisdom and wholeness even as she acknowledges Tibet's irreversible changes.

About Author

Canyon Sam is a San Francisco writer, performance artist, and Tibet activist. Her one-woman show The Dissident was critically acclaimed in the Village Voice and the Boston Globe. This is her first book.

Contents

ForewordPrefaceIntroduction1. Sky Train2. Morning on the Changtang3. Lhasa4. Crossing the Himalayas5. DharamsalaEpilogueNotes GlossaryAcknowledgments About the Author

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780295989532
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 278
  • ID: 9780295989532
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 029598953X

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