Saturday, February 18, 2012
Everyone in Taiwan should watch the movie, Tibet in Song, to see an example of how the brutal Chinese regime in China would seek to eliminate Taiwan's identity if it were to get control of Taiwan. Also, this movie serves as a good reminder of how the Chinese Nationalist Party regime in Taiwan has attempted to obliterate Austronesian culture in Taiwan.
Note how beautiful, rich, and deep the Tibetan folk song and dance is compared to the shallow, trashy Chinese Communist music that was imposed on the Tibetans in an attempt to replace their music. Authoritarian communist regimes have no regard for beauty, but seek to rapaciously use and distort any cultural element for propaganda.
This documentary, Tibet in Song, was filmed by Ngawang Choephel, a former political prisoner. In addition to assessing cultural degradation in Tibet, it captures the bald-faced schemes of China's government to destroy Tibetan identity and create a fictional Tibetan identity as a gateway to total replacement with the worst of Chinese Communist culture.
P.S. You can get this movie from Netflix.
Meanwhile in recent news, China has detained hundreds of Tibetans, who simply went to India to get training from the Dalai Lama.
If you are in the San Diego area, you might get a chance to see the Dalai Lama in April.
University of San Diego OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
The time has finally arrived. Beginning Monday, February 20 at 10 a.m., USD students, faculty and staff with a valid USD ID card will be able to request tickets for the Dalai Lama’s much anticipated talk, “Cultivating Peace and Justice.” The talk will be held at the Jenny Craig Pavilion (JCP) on Wednesday, April 18 at 1:30 p.m.
If you have a UCSD student ID, you'll be first in line. Go to www.sandiego.edu/dalailama/tickets to request tickets. Students can request one (1) ticket for $10. Faculty and staff will be permitted to request up to two (2) tickets for $25/each. Once you have submitted your ticket request and received a confirmation email, please proceed to the Jenny Craig Pavilion before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21 to purchase your ticket(s). Please bring your valid USD ID card, confirmation email and cash or credit card for payment. No Campus Cash will be accepted.
If you are a member of the public, you might have a chance to get any remaining tickets: All unclaimed tickets will be sold during the public ticket sale beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22. Tickets will also be sold at the JCP Ticket Booth beginning at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 20.
Should you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.