Tibet on Fire
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Tibet on Fire

Buddhism, Protest, and the Rhetoric of Self-Immolation

John Whalen-Bridge

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Tibet on Fire

Buddhism, Protest, and the Rhetoric of Self-Immolation

John Whalen-Bridge

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Using Kenneth Burke's concept of dramatism as a way of exploring multiple motivations in symbolic expression, Tibet on Fire examines the Tibetan self-immolation movement of 2011-2015. The volume asserts that the self-immolation act is an affirmation of Tibetan identity in the face of cultural genocide.

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Year
2015
ISBN
9781137370358

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half-Title
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedicate
  6. Contents
  7. List of Illustrations
  8. A Note on Names
  9. Preface
  10. Acknowledgments
  11. List of Abbreviations
  12. 1 Introduction: The Tibetan Situation
  13. 2 Before Self-Immolation: Tibetan Monks on the World Stage, circa 2008
  14. 3 Self-Immolation as Irreversible Speech: The Cost of Expressing Tibetan Aspirations
  15. 4 Making a Scene: Actor, Time, and Place
  16. 5 Purpose: Politics, Buddhism, and Tibetan Survival
  17. 6 External Affairs: The Globalization of China’s War on Tibet
  18. 7 Conclusion: Tibet’s Next Incarnation
  19. Appendix: Tibetan Self-immolators, April 1998–May 2015
  20. Works Cited
  21. Notes
  22. Index