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Explorer Cafe Fall 2013: Sept. 11, 2013

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Recent Articles on Tibetan self immolation:

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by Bartholet, Jeffrey
The New Yorker  07/2013, Volume 89, Issue 20, p. 44

Economic & Political Weekly , 12/2012

by Saransh Sehgal
Foreign Policy in Focus, 03/2012,

by Pridmore, Saxby and Walter, Garry Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 12/2012, Volume 20, Issue 6, pp. 533 - 534

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Tibetan Self-Immolations: Why are Protesters Burning Themselves?

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  • Voice of America's new documentary, Fire in the Land of Snow: Self-Immolations in Tibet, explores the causes behind the growing number of Tibetans who have taken their own lives through the desperate and painful act of self-immolation. The film examines different sides of the issue as well as the history of Tibet starting in the 1950s. It relies on first-hand accounts, interviews with experts, scholars and writers, and footage smuggled out of China to provide an in-depth and comprehensive look at Tibet today.