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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Verso Books (12 Jan. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1784781533
  • ISBN-13: 978-1784781538
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 1 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 129,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Readers of Tsering Woeser's essays and reportage know well how anguished she has been at the acts of self-immolation that have taken place in Tibet and Tibetan communities since 2009. An internationally renowned Tibetan poet and writer, Woeser is one of the most well-informed and trenchant commentators on Tibet today, and with this volume she presents readers with a unique and well-reasoned analysis and account of the phenomenon of self-immolation in Tibet, its precipitating causes and its significance. This is a most important book about a most urgent subject: the ongoing consequences of continued Chinese repression in Tibet.' --Elliot Sperling, Associate Professor of Central Eurasian Studies at the University of Indiana, and author of The China-Tibet Conflict: History and Polemics

'Tibet on Fire is a deeply moving and humanizing book by an intrepid women with one foot in both Tibetan and Chinese societies. Woeser takes us behind the headlines and helps us better understand why so many Tibetan people have chosen to end their lives in this horrific form of protest. In a country where there are fewer and fewer critical voices, Tsering Woeser stands out for her courageous and pointed criticism of China's current ethnic policies.' --James Leibold, author of Ethnic Policy in China: Is Reform Inevitable?

'This book is as thoroughly documented as possible. Tibet on Fire may be a concise volume, but it conveys rare voices that would otherwise be hushed.' --Spectrum Culture

“Woeser's is now the most eloquent voice defending the dissidents inside Tibet.” – Jonathan Mirsky, New York Review of Books

About the Author

Tsering Woeser is a poet, essayist and blogger, and one of the Tibetan movement's most prominent voices. In 2011 she was awarded the Prince Claus Prize and the International Women of Courage Award by the US Department of State. She lives under close surveillance in Beijing.


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5.0 out of 5 stars There are so many terrible things going on in the former country of Tibet ... 13 Oct. 2016
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Our senators and congressmen need to read this book. There are so many terrible things going on in the former country of Tibet that most Americans have no clue about, esp. people in positions of power.
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5.0 out of 5 stars it is like other historical relics—such as an unburned tongue 15 Feb. 2016
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Tibet On Fire is a Buddhist relic, a relic gathered from the recent wave of Tibetan self-immolation. As such, it is like other historical relics—such as an unburned tongue, or a heart that does burn and turns to a bone. It is transformative: when you open Tibet On Fire, your hands become a stupa.
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