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Tears of Blood: A Cry for Tibet

by Mary Craig

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This book was life changing and chilled me to the bone. It is the most important book any of us can read right now in this era of change. Americans push for change but tend to neglect human rights. Here is why we must be more diligent. ( )
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From the author of Kundun , a powerful work that reveals the true horrors behind Chinas liberation of Tibet. . 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 indigenous inhabitants are now a second-class minority. Not only are Tibetans being squeezed out by Chinese settlers, but there are reports of Tibetan women being forcibly sterilized and of healthy full-term babies being killed at birth. Thousands of Tibetans languish in prison and suffer appalling torture. Rich mineral resources have been plundered and the delicate ecosystem devastated. Buddhism, the life blood of Tibet, has been ruthlessly suppressed. Mary Craig tells the story of Tibet with candor and power. Based upon extensive research and interviews with large numbers of refugees now living in exile in India, this book presents four decades of religious persecution, environmental devastation, and human atrocities that have caused Tibetans to weep tears of blood.

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"On October 7, 1959, the Chinese People's Liberation Army invaded the heartland of Tibet, annexing it as a western province of the newly established People's Republic of China. Since then more than a million Tibetans - 20% of the population - are believed to have perished by starvation, execution, and imprisonment. Many thousands more, including Tibet's spiritual and political leader, the 14th Dalai Lama, have been driven into exile."--BOOK JACKET. "This thorough history of Tibet under Chinese occupation is based on extensive research and Craig's numerous interviews with Tibetan refugees. The result is a powerful cry against the political oppression and human rights abuses that have been ignored far too long by the Western world. Tears of Blood is not only an account of the Chinese atrocities, but more importantly a celebration of the Tibetan people and their non-violent struggle to preserve their culture and religion."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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