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Books: Chinese Writers on Tibet's Quest For Justice

August 15, 2010

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
August 13, 2010

Three Chinese writers based in North America and
Canada have written books on the Tibetan people's
struggle for truth and justice, pledging to use
the might of the pen to continuously highlight the just cause of Tibet.

The books written in Chinese language by Chen Po
Kong, Li Jiang Lin and Zhu Rui were published in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

US-based Li Jiang Lin's book "Lhasa in 1959: Why
the Dalai Lama came into exile?" was recently
published in Hong Kong.  The special features of
Ms Li's book are her interviews with many
Tibetans who had experienced the events of 1959
in Lhasa and her conversation with His Holiness
the Dalai Lama. The book details Ms Li's research
on events that occurred between 1956 to 1959, to
show how the Chinese government described the
event and what is the reality. For this she had
interviewed a large number of Tibetans by
visiting many Tibetan communities, including
those in Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Gangtok.
According to media reports, the book received
wide publicity in the press and provoked the interest of many readers.

In her book titled "A Chinese Perspective on
Tibet," Canada-based Ms Zhu Rui has written about
the mutually beneficial Middle-Way Approach for
Tibet and China proposed by His Holiness the
Dalai Lama and approved by the majority of
Tibetans. The book also talks about how His
Holiness made efforts to introduce democracy in
the exile Tibetan community. The author says her
literary work tells how she as a Chinese view the
successful preservation of Tibet's cultural
heritage by exile Tibetans under the leadership
of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She says her
book, published in Taiwan, has attracted interest from many Chinese readers.

Mr Chen Po Kong, who is residing in North
America, has written 6 chapters on Tibet in his
book "Thick and Black in Zhongnanhai," which
narrates the intricacies of internal power
struggle between Chinese leaders. It was
published in Hong Kong. He told the Office of
Tibet in New York that his books had made good
selling in Hong Kong as copies from the first
edition sold off and that he has asked for reprinting.

With good knowledge about the issue of Tibet,
their numerous articles on Tibet are highly
admired among many Chinese authors. They have
attended many conferences on Tibet, such as the
meeting of Common Ground, a Sino-Tibetan dialogue
conference held in Geneva last year. They also
had opportunities to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama on many occasions.

"The opportunity and freedom to visit Tibetan
communities to study their issue and to speak
with His Holiness the Dalai Lama has immensely
helped in writing the books," the writers said.
They further said:  "Since the struggle of Tibet
is a quest for truth and justice, we will
continue to write about the issue of Tibet based
on facts. As writers, we have a moral
responsibility to raise the issue of Tibet
whenever there is opportunity to do so."
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