A Cause for Celebration

China extended the long arm of its security apparatus across borders in order to securitize the Dalai Lama’s birth anniversary this year, which is traditionally celebrated by Tibetans worldwide on 6 July. Abandoning the element of fear that is a hallmark of failed authoritarian projects—Tibetans defiantly celebrated the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday inside restive Tibet, […]

State of Resistance

“Ever since a National uprising in 2008, Tibet has been in a state of constant resistance against Chinese occupation. The Tibetan people describe this condition – Tsen-göl.” (Tsundue, 2012) Following this year’s 56th anniversary of the Tibetan Peoples’ Uprising (observed 10 March worldwide) Tenpa Dugdak, a Tibetan refugee living in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, told me […]