The talk will discuss the making of this book – the first to be published in North America – and the facts on the ground in Tibet, and include selected short readings from the book.
World-renowned as a most vigilant, vocal observer of Chinese-Tibetan relations and ethnic minorities issues within China, Wang Lixiongwas recognized with the Freedom of Expression Award from the Independent Chinese PEN Association. Wang’s works are widely considered some of the most authoritative and balanced on Tibetan issues by a native Chinese writer.
Having discovered her Tibetan heritage as a young adult, journalist-poet Woeser now occupies a unique position as chronicler of modern Tibetan memory. Her writings are regarded as the voice of Tibet. Woeser was bestowed with the Prince Claus Prize by the Dutch in 2011 for her compelling blend of literary quality and political reportage.
Violet S. Law is an American translator of Chinese non-fiction. She graduated from the University of Chicago and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.