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Paperback Sky Burial: An Eyewitness Account of China's Brutal Crackdown in Tibet Book

ISBN: 1466477571

ISBN13: 9781466477575

Sky Burial: An Eyewitness Account of China's Brutal Crackdown in Tibet

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In this true story of a young American's encounter with Chinese oppression, Blake Kerr was fulfilling a lifelong dream by visiting Tibet. In Lhasa, Kerr witnessed a series of demonstrations by Tibetan monks that triggered an explosion of pro-independence protests, immediately quashed by Chinese forces. Kerr's account furnished unprecedented first-hand testimony of the tragic threat of cultural genocide facing Tibet. Photos.

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A Brutal Truth About China in Tibet

This book brought me to tears. As an activist for the Tibetan cause, I thought I knew how bad things were there, then I read this book. It is fantastically written and includes photographs of China's atrocities in Tibet. This book is the journey of a man. We watch him go from being a simple tourist and climber to being a doctor and a witness while being present at one of Tibet's largest recorded protests.Anyone who cares about human rights should read this book

Understand China then Bocott China

Add this book to Tears of Blood By Mary Craig and In Exile From the Land of Snows by John Avedon and Whispered Prayers by Steven Harrison. It is important to understand the brutal nature of China and what buying the "Made in China" label supports in both the government and those who control manufacturing and trade. Read, understand and act. This and other books will break your heart that the U.S. wants to become a business partner with the horror that is the government of China.

Inspirational and very well documented.

i recomend this book to everyone and if you are a tibetan you must read it. this is one of the best books i have read on tibet and it gives you a very vivid picture of the october 1,1987 uprising in Lahsa and the events that followed. it inspired me and it reminded me as a tibetan that there are thousands of tibetans right now as we go about our daily lives, that are imprisoned and being tortured mercilessly in a dark, damp cell in some corner of tibet. it reminded me that i have a responsibility as a tibetan towards the freedom of tibet. i constantly sobbed throughout the book as i learned more and more how the chinese relentlessy killed tibetans and tortured them with cattle prods, riffle butts, electric batons and all kinds of horrifying instruments. the book also includes numerous interviews with tibetan refugees who have escaped the tyranny of the red star. Blake Kerr later travels to Dharamsala and meets the Dalai Lama. the book is very well written and i enjoyed reading it and the scant humur used in it. go read it...


While the rest of the world is scrambling to trade with the Chinese govenment, a holocaust is happening in Tibet. The only book that has ever made me cry.

An intense first hand account of China's crackdown in Tibet

I read this book on a recomendation from a friend and found that I could not put it down. Kerr's account of his experiences in Tibet where intense, and often times horrofying. The author told the story and you felt as if you were there on Everest, or in Lhasa when the bullets from the Chinese machine guns were flying. This is book is a true adventure into a scary land. I highly recommend this read!
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