Eat the Buddha : life and death in a Tibetan town
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xvii, 325 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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"Set in Aba, a town perched at 12,000 feet on the Tibetan plateau in the far western reaches of China that has been the engine of Tibetan resistance for decades, Eat the Buddha tells the story of a nation through the lives of ordinary people living in the throes of this conflict. Award-winning journalist Barbara Demick illuminates a part of China and the aggressions of this superpower that have been largely off limits to Westerners who have long romanticized Tibetans as a deeply spiritual, peaceful people. She tells a sweeping story that spans decades through the lives of her subjects, among them a princess whose family lost everything in the Cultural Revolution; a young student from a nomadic family who becomes radicalized in the storied monastery of Kirta; an upwardly mobile shopkeeper who falls in love with a Chinese woman; a poet and intellectual who risks everything to voice his resistance. Demick paints a broad canvas through an intimate view of these lives, depicting the tradition of resistance that results in the shocking acts of self-immolation, the vibrant, enduring power of Tibetan Buddhism, and the clash of modernity with ancient ways of life. Her depiction is nuanced, unvarnished, and at times shocking"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Demick, B. (2020). Eat the Buddha: life and death in a Tibetan town (First edition.). Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Demick, Barbara. 2020. Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town. Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Demick, Barbara. Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town Random House, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Demick, Barbara. Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town First edition., Random House, 2020.

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