Land of Resistance
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 861 , Segment 2
Episode: Himalaya History
- Feb 5, 2021 8:00 pm
- 16:38 mins
Tibet is a mysterious land on the roof of the world, jammed between global powers of India and China, and, in fact, swallowed and digested by the latter. It's a remote land, made more remote by its long tradition of sacred isolation and by its controversial occupation by China. Home of the exiled Dalai Llama, Tibet has long been synonymous with resistance to Chinese tyranny. Journalist Barbara Demick traveled to Tibet to see what modern life is like there. She explains how Tibet’s long history of resistance to China has led to the current moment. Guest: Barbara Demick, author of "Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town"