This Saturday, Violet Law, a journalist and translator, will be delivering a talk on her book “Voices from Tibet,” which features the writings of the famed Tibetan and Chinese couple Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong. These authors are widely regarded as among the most lucid, insightful writers on contemporary Tibet. Their reportage on the economic exploitation, environmental degradation, cultural destruction and political subjugation that plague the increasingly Han Chinese-dominated Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) is as powerful as it is profound, ardent and analytical in equal measure. Woeser's and Wang's writings represent a rare Chinese view sympathetic to Tibetan causes. Their powerful testimony should resonate in many places confronting threats of cultural subjugation and economic domination by an external power. Andrew Grant, a political geographer affiliated with THI, will serve as a mediator at this talk and speak to Chinese policies on the Tibetan Plateau beyond the TAR.
The event is this Saturday, May 11, noon at the Emmanual Gallery at CU-Denver.