Tibetan protest and cultural regeneration.
Takster tells a story of modern China: lingering poverty, resurgent Han nationalism, and persecuted minorities.
On Tibetans’ refusal to live under circumstances prescribed from above
Wandering through the rambling streets and markets of Lhasa, watched over by the majestic Potala Palace, I found myself preoccupied with the thought that there must be more fire extinguishes per capita here than in any other city in the world. Soldiers and security guards march in formation around Barkhor Square with foam-filled red canisters strapped to their backs.