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Author Demick, Barbara, author.

Title Eat the Buddha : life and death in a Tibetan town / Barbara Demick.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  951.5 DEMICK    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  951.505 DEMICK    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  951 DEM    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  951.5 DEM    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  951.505 DEMICK    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  951.505 DEMICK    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xvii, 325 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical resources and index.
Contents The last princess -- Eat the Buddha -- Return of the dragon -- The year that time collapsed -- A thoroughly Chinese girl -- Red city -- Exile -- The black cat and the golden worm -- A Tibetan education -- A peacock from the West -- Wild baby Yak -- A monk's life -- Compassion -- The party animal -- The uprising -- The eye of the ghost -- Celebrate or else -- No way out -- Boy on fire -- Sorrows -- The zip line -- India -- Everything but my freedom.
Summary "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.
Subject Tibetans -- China -- Aba Zangzu Qiangzu Zizhizhou -- Social conditions.
Tibetans -- China -- Aba Zangzu Qiangzu Zizhizhou -- Social life and customs.
Buddhism -- Social aspects -- China -- Aba Zangzu Qiangzu Zizhizhou.
Refugees, Tibetan.
Aba Zangzu Qiangzu Zizhizhou (China) -- Social conditions.
Aba Zangzu Qiangzu Zizhizhou (China) -- History.
Buddhism -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00840097
Refugees, Tibetan. (OCoLC)fst01201974
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Tibetans -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01150694
Tibetans -- Social life and customs. (OCoLC)fst01150695
China -- Aba Zangzu Qiangzu Zizhizhou. (OCoLC)fst01259234
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Online version: Demick, Barbara. Eat the Buddha. First edition. New York : Random House, [2020] 9780812998764 (DLC) 2019044134
ISBN 9780812998757 (hardcover)
0812998758 (hardcover)
9780525510697 (hardcover)
0525510699 (hardcover)
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