Struggle for Education in Modern Tibet

Author: Siebenschuh, William R.; and Tsering, Tashi
Siebenschuh, William R.; and Tsering, Tashi
Year:2003
Pages:156
ISBN:0-7734-6579-0
978-0-7734-6579-4
Price:159.95
This is the remarkable story of a Tibetan peasant who, convinced of the vital importance of education for Tibetans like himself, has raised the money to build more than fifty-three primary schools in rural Tibet. The project began with one school and became a grassroots effort that gained the support of both Tibetans and friends and contributors around the world. It examines the conception, financing, and realization of the Namling School Project in the complex political climate and developing market economy of the new Tibet/China.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
Preface by Melvyn C. Goldstein
Introduction by William R. Siebenschuh
Prologue
1. A Trip to My Village Helps Shape My Dreams
2. I Begin to Build My Schools
3. I Learn the Carpet Business
4. Friends from Many Countries Support My Schools
5. I Must Face Political Questions
6. What About the Future?
Epilogue
Afterword by William R. Siebenschuh
Works Cited
Bibliography for Further Reading
Index