“The Chinese are practicing cultural genocide in Tibet” (Tofani 3). The quotation said by the Dalai Lama accurately describes what exactly is going on in Tibet. The issue in Tibet and the so called “cultural genocide” coined by the Dalai Lama can be briefly explained by the specifics on the problem in Tibet, the causes of the problem which is embedded into Tibet’s history of invasion and oppression, and the various solutions and relief groups dedicated to freeing Tibet.
The torture inflicted on the Tibetan people are shown through the examples of torture inflicted on individuals from Tibet and the ignorance and laws China enforces onto to Tibet which in turn hurts Tibet. In Tibet, there are many instances of torture committed by the Chinese; some examples include the torture of Lobsang Choedon, a nun punished for praying to the Dalai Lama, and the treatment of monks and nuns all across Tibet who have fallen prey to China’s prejudice. Lobsang Choedon was one of a group of nuns arrested for praying to the Dalai Lama, and was beaten by Chinese security with metal-toed shoes, which was followed by being shocked by a 7000 volt cattle prod (Tofani 1). On May 7, 1996, monks who were identified to have put pictures of the Dalai Lama at a monastery were fired upon, leading to many injured and arrested (Tofani 3). Many young girls were forced into prostitution and married women were subjected to coerced sterilizations and abortions for becoming pregnant due to being sexually assaulted (Ma 1). While torture is a main issue in Tibet, the ignorance towards the Tibetans expressed by China is just as worse. Many Tibetan women have died due to being subjugated to many sexual and physical harm, with five of every dozen politi...
... middle of paper ...
...ngeles Times 22 July 2010: 1-2. ProQuest Newspapers. Web. 15 Feb. 2011.
Ma, Natasha. “Tibetan Women Endangered.” America 2 Jan. 1999: 1-3. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 14 Feb. 2011.
Roberts II, John B. “The Dalai Lama’s Great Escape.” George Sept. 1997: 1-4. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 14 Feb. 2011.
Sautman, Barry. “Tibet: Myths and Realities.” Current History Sept. 2001: 1-9. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 14 Feb. 2011.
“Tibetans Not Seeking ‘Greater Tibet’: Dalai Lama.” The Hindustan Times [New Delhi] 13 Feb. 2011: 1-2. ProQuest Newspapers. Web. 24 Feb. 2011.
“Tibet Wants Autonomy; No Separation from China: Dalai Lama.” United News of India [New Delhi] 12 Feb. 2011: 1. ProQuest Newspapers. Web. 15 Feb. 2011.
Tofani, Loretta. “Inside Tibet: A Country Tortured (Part 1).” Philadelphia Inquirer 8 Dec. 1996: 1-19. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 14 Feb. 2011.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- “The heart of studying anthropologically lies in critically examining and understanding the concept of culture, the learned and shared ideas, feelings and behaviors and the product of those behaviors which are characteristic of any society.” (Moro, Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion, 2012). To gain an understanding of the century long battle of Tibet’s resistance to China and their attempt to eradicate Tibetan culture requires a thorough look into their historical political events as well as their traditions of philosophical and religious beliefs.... [tags: China and Tibet]
2026 words (5.8 pages)
- “The Chinese are practicing cultural genocide in Tibet” (Tofani 3). The quotation said by the Dalai Lama accurately describes what exactly is going on in Tibet. The issue in Tibet and the so called “cultural genocide” coined by the Dalai Lama can be briefly explained by the specifics on the problem in Tibet, the causes of the problem which is embedded into Tibet’s history of invasion and oppression, and the various solutions and relief groups dedicated to freeing Tibet. The torture inflicted onto the Tibetan people lies deep within the examples of torture inflicted onto individuals of Tibet and the ignorance and laws for which China enforces onto to Tibet which leads to the torture.... [tags: International Government ]
1990 words (5.7 pages)
- Millions of conflicts have occurred throughout history, many of which are yet to be resolved. These conflicts have each impacted the world today and piece by piece have shaped many aspects of current life. However, only few conflicts have threatened to destroy an entire culture. Conflicts like these are quite strenuous and have had many adverse effects on people. The Aztec people encountered great conflict during the Spanish conquest after Hernán Cortes arrived in 1519 and started a systematic conquest of Aztec lands (Baer 2).... [tags: World History, Southeast Asia]
1783 words (5.1 pages)
- The 1990’s was coined the “Tibet Moment” in Hollywood. Countless celebrities were attending Dharma centers around the country, Steven Seagal was recognized as the reincarnation of an ancient Lama and three big-budget Hollywood films with Tibetan themes were released. One of these films was Jean Jacques Annaud’s epic Seven Years in Tibet, starring Brad Pitt, which tells the true story of the friendship between the Dalai Lama and Austrian mountain climber Heinrich Harrer in the last years of the country’s independence.... [tags: Culture, Ancient Lama]
2337 words (6.7 pages)
- China and Tibet The issue is about China and Tibet, Should or shouldn’t Tibetan Exile Refugees change their peaceful approach toward China by appealing to sympathetic nations to militarily force China out of Tibet. During the 1600’s Tibet was a very powerful country and the Dalai Lama was introduced as the leader or Tibet. China controlled Tibet in the Early 1700’s. The British arrived in Tibet in 1904 to help them overcome China. They signed a treaty, and set up trading posts. China controlled Tibet until 1911, when Tibet kicked out Chinese troops.... [tags: essays research papers]
886 words (2.5 pages)
- China and Tibet - Historical Territorial Integrity, Rights to Self-Determination, and The Anatomy of Compromise “The issue involved is the extinction of the people, the Tibetan People…No sir, what I have in mind is the extinction of the Tibetans as a distinct people, with its traditions, its own way of life and its own type of religion.” Tsiang, China’s Permanent UN Representative, 1953 “The Communist have, for the past 50 years, imposed their revolution upon unwilling Tibetan peasants and nomads, and have ruled Tibet by threat, or often the actual use, of force.... [tags: History Politics Government Essays]
4526 words (12.9 pages)
- Women in Tibet Although Buddhism embraces compassion as the means to end suffering, the Chinese occupation of 1949 used force and torture to manipulate the Tibetan people, despite the country’s strong pacifist beliefs. Chinese troops aimed to imprison anyone who demonstrates support for the Dalai Lama and often looked for excuses to make public mockeries of these people. In order to implement this idea of genocide in Tibetan culture, China used the practice of ethnic cleansing, or eliminating the Tibetan race; therefore, women were highly stigmatized because of their role in bearing children.... [tags: Birth Abortion Rights Inferiority Papers]
4661 words (13.3 pages)
- Tibet The history of Tibet during the half century of occupation has been a complicated one. Everything, from the reasons provided by China for invading Tibet to the apparent lack of international support for the Tibetan people during much of the harsh Chinese occupation, has made preserving a cultural and national Tibetan identity a difficult process for the Tibetan people. Tibet received so little help for so long because of an effective propaganda campaign orchestrated by the Chinese government, as well as a blind eye turned towards Tibet by influential nations of the world that at the time were trying to forge good trading relationships with China, as in the case of the US and protectin... [tags: China Government Papers]
4047 words (11.6 pages)
- Tibet Abstract The purpose of this paper is to give a descriptive account of the current atrocities being implemented by the Communist Chinese in the unlawfully occupied state of Tibet and the events, political and militant, that gave rise to these events since Communist Invasion and occupation in 1959. I plan to give a brief description of the political, legal, and military issues as well as the human rights violations that have occurred since 1959. This paper will convey my deep resentment towards human suffering, especially genocide and the apathetic response to it, the highest atrocity of man in my opinion.... [tags: Country Government Essays]
2468 words (7.1 pages)
- The purpose of this term paper is to study a religion I am not familiar with. The religion can not be a from the USA. This narrows the options for my term paper. The paper must inform on historical parts of the religion. It also needs to present two problems the religion is going through. Tibetan Buddhism is the religion I chose for my term paper topic. The religion has always spurred my interest me. The simplicity of the Tibetan monk’s life is amazing. They have no need for material possessions.... [tags: essays research papers]
667 words (1.9 pages)
- TAXMONEY FOR RELGIOUS CHARTER SCHOOLS
- Are Human Rights Universal?
- The Associations Between ADHD Symptoms and Boredom Proneness, Sleep Disorders, Self-Esteem, and Academic Achievements
- Immigration and Emigration
- The Relationship Between the Transactional Model, and the General Adaptation Syndrome