Tibet http://www.kunc.org en Tibetan Customs Include Horse Races ... And Paramilitary Police? http://www.kunc.org/post/tibetan-customs-include-horse-races-and-paramilitary-police In the exiled Tibetan calendar, March 10 is an emotive day, the anniversary of a failed uprising in 1959. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:57:00 +0000 Louisa Lim 41373 at http://www.kunc.org Tibetan Customs Include Horse Races ... And Paramilitary Police? 'Prayer Flags,' A Song About Waiting On Heavenly Help http://www.kunc.org/post/prayer-flags-song-about-waiting-heavenly-help For some, bringing in the new year means praying for good things to come. Kristina Olsen ponders the reasons for prayer in her song, "Prayer Flags." She tells the story behind it in the latest edition of <em>What's in a Song</em>, a series from the Western Folklife Center.<p>"In my travels around the world, I often see these Tibetan prayer flags fluttering off of porches in places that are so far from Tibet," Olsen says. "At my own part-time home in Venice, Calif., I'll see them fluttering off multimillion-dollar little houses now, which were once ghetto houses. Sat, 29 Dec 2012 22:38:00 +0000 38223 at http://www.kunc.org 'Prayer Flags,' A Song About Waiting On Heavenly Help Tibetan Farmer Is Eighth Protester To Self-Immolate This Month http://www.kunc.org/post/tibetan-farmer-eighth-protester-self-immolate-month The Tibetan Labrang Monastery in Gansu, northwestern China, is normally a place of tranquility. Now, it is also known for tragedy. Early this morning, a Tibetan farmer known as Dhondup headed to Labrang to perform the Buddhist ritual of walking around the monastery in prayer. Near the prayer hall inside the gold-roofed monastery, Dhondup lit himself ablaze in protest of Chinese rule in Tibet. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:50:00 +0000 Sophia Jones 35404 at http://www.kunc.org Chinese Security Forces Round Up Tibetan Protesters http://www.kunc.org/post/chinese-security-forces-round-tibetan-protesters In recent days, three Tibetans have set themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule. In the past year, it's been reported that more than 30 people have set themselves on fire and most have died. Renee Montagne talks to Robert Barnett, an expert on Tibet, for more on why Tibetans have been protesting Chinese repression by setting themselves on fire. Thu, 31 May 2012 09:21:00 +0000 28109 at http://www.kunc.org Fear Drives China's Oppressive Rule In Tibet, Dalai Lama Says http://www.kunc.org/post/fear-drives-chinas-oppressive-rule-tibet-dalai-lama-says China's leaders continue to impose oppressive policies on the people of Tibet out of fear, the Dalai Lama said <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/04/17/150787162/dalia-lama-attends-spiritual-conference" target="_blank">earlier today on <em>Morning Edition</em></a>.<p>They fear what might happen if Tibetans were allowed to live freely and others under Chinese rule started to demand more respect for their rights. That has meant, he said, that "they ignore ... reality and they impose their rules. ... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:25:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 25774 at http://www.kunc.org Fear Drives China's Oppressive Rule In Tibet, Dalai Lama Says