Tibet on fire: Self-Immolations Against Chinese Rule

Tsering Woeser, Kevin Joseph Carrico (Translator)

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Abstract

Why Tibetan monks are setting themselves on fire

Since the 2008 uprising, nearly 150 Tibetan monks have set fire to themselves in protest at the Chinese occupation of their country. Most have died from their injuries. Author Tsering Woeser is a prominent voice of the Tibetan movement, and one of the few Tibetan authors to write in Chinese. Her stirring acts of resistance have led to her house arrest, where she remains under close surveillance to this day. Tibet On Fire is her account of the oppression Tibetans face and the ideals driving those who resist, both the self-immolators and other Tibetans like herself.

With a cover image designed by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, Tibet on Fire is angry and cogent: a clarion call for the world to take action.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon UK
PublisherVerso Books
Number of pages128
ISBN (Print)9781784781538
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015

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