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Author Lobsang Tubten Jigme Gyatso, 1950-

Title Surviving the dragon : a Tibetan lama's account of 40 years under Chinese rule / by Arjia Rinpoche ; foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Imprint [Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale ; [New York] : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    92 Lobsang Tubten Jigme Gyatso LOB    Available
Description x, 262 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents Part I: Childhood -- My mother has a prophetic dream -- Raised by a family of 4,000 monks -- Living under the great leap forward -- Following a Tibetan hero -- Part II: Under the dragon's claw -- "Comets in the sky, chaos on Earth" -- Enter the Cultural Revolution -- Removing paper hats -- Part III: On the political stage -- A communist matchmaker meets the Panchen Lama -- The sacred tree and the time machine -- Becoming a political Buddhist -- Part IV: Taking flight -- Stepping into my birthright -- The feast of privilege reveals its price -- Final days with the dragon -- From Kumbum to Kumbum West -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: How Buddhism came to Tibet, and the lineage of the Arjia Rinpoches -- Glossary of terms and names.
Subject Lobsang Tubten Jigme Gyatso, 1950-
Ta er si (Huangzhong Xian, China) -- Biography.
Reincarnate lamas -- China -- Tibet -- Biography.
Political activists -- China -- Tibet -- Biography.
Buddhists -- China -- Tibet -- Spiritual life.
Monastic and religious life -- China -- Tibet.
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Biography.
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- History -- 1951-
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Tibet (China) -- Religious life and customs.
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