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Sky Train: Tibetan Women on the Edge of History

 
 
Author
Canyon Sam. The Dalai Lama, foreword.
Publisher Washington  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.95 x 6 x 0.7 inches
ISBN 9780295989532
Pages/Publication Date 269/2009
Daedalus Item Code 60020
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A third-generation Chinese-American, Canyon Sam is a San Francisco writer, performance artist, and activist for an autonomous Tibet. Here, in a lyrical narrative of her 2007 journey to Tibet, she celebrates the New Year there with the Lhasa family whom she'd befriended decades earlier and concludes an oral history project with women elders. Sam travels on China's futuristic new "Sky Train"—the world's highest railroad and an engineering marvel—and contemplates modern history from the perspective of Tibetan women, uncovering stories of their courage, resourcefulness, and spiritual strength in the face of loss and hardship since the Chinese occupation.

"In her remarkable book, writer and activist Sam examines the stories of varied Tibetan women—displaced aristocrats, impassioned freedom fighters, educators, and others—united in their desperation to reclaim their country.... Though complicated politically, Sam handles Tibet's dilemma with knowledge and grace, addressing the larger history of Tibet to reveal a beautiful, subtle culture that's as rich as it is foreign. At no time does Sam sugarcoat the effects of Chinese occupation on the people or the land, rendering human rights issues in terms of intensely personal experience. Visceral and deeply felt, this narrative deserves a read from anyone interested in human rights and the untold stories of oppressed women everywhere."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 
 
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