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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: 951.38
Author: Demick, Barbara
Title: Eat the Buddha
Remainder of title: life and death in a Tibetan town
Summary, etc. note: "Set in Aba, a town perched at 12,000 feet on the Tibetan plateau in the far western reaches of China that has been the engine of Tibetan resistance for decades, Eat the Buddha tells the story of a nation through the lives of ordinary people living in the throes of this conflict. Award-winning journalist Barbara Demick illuminates a part of China and the aggressions of this superpower that have been largely off limits to Westerners who have long romanticized Tibetans as a deeply spiritual, peaceful people. She tells a sweeping story that spans decades through the lives of her subjects, among them a princess whose family lost everything in the Cultural Revolution; a young student from a nomadic family who becomes radicalized in the storied monastery of Kirta; an upwardly mobile shopkeeper who falls in love with a Chinese woman; a poet and intellectual who risks everything to voice his resistance. Demick paints a broad canvas through an intimate view of these lives, depicting the tradition of resistance that results in the shocking acts of self-immolation, the vibrant, enduring power of Tibetan Buddhism, and the clash of modernity with ancient ways of life. Her depiction is nuanced, unvarnished, and at times shocking"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780812998757
International Standard Book Number: 9780525510697
: (hardcover)
: (ebook)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780812998764
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Geographic area code: a-cc-ti
Geographic area code: a-cc-sz
Classification number: DS797.77.A63
Item number: D46 2020
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 951/.38
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: by Barbara Demick.
Edition statement: First edition.
Place of publication: New York ,NY
Name of publisher: Random House
Date of publication: 2020
Projected publication date: 1111
: New York, N.Y. :
: Random House,
: [2020]
Extent: 276 pages
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Formatted contents note: The last princess, 1958 -- Eat the Buddha -- Return of the dragon -- The year that time collapsed -- A thoroughly Chinese girl -- Red city -- Exile -- The black cat and the golden worm -- A Tibetan education -- A peacock from the West -- Wild baby Yak -- A monk's life -- Compassion -- The party animal -- The uprising -- The eye of the ghost -- Celebrate or else -- No way out -- Boy on fire -- Sorrows -- The zip line -- India -- Everything but my freedom.
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B & T 3/5/21
Purchase price: 28.00
Subject: Tibetans
Subject: Tibetans
Subject: Buddhism
Subject: Refugees, Tibetan.
General subdivision: Social conditions.
General subdivision: Social life and customs.
General subdivision: Social aspects
Geographic subdivision: China
Geographic subdivision: Aba Zangzu Qiangzu Zizhizhou
Geographic subdivision: China
Geographic subdivision: Aba Zangzu Qiangzu Zizhizhou
Geographic subdivision: China
Geographic subdivision: Aba Zangzu Qiangzu Zizhizhou.
Geographic name: Aba Zangzu Qiangzu Zizhizhou (China)
Geographic name: Aba Zangzu Qiangzu Zizhizhou (China)
General subdivision: Social conditions.
General subdivision: History.
Main entry heading: Demick, Barbara.
Edition: First edition
Place, publisher, and date of publication: New York : Random House, [2020]
Display text: Online version:
Title: Eat the Buddha
Record control number: (DLC) 2019044134
International Standard Book Number: 9780812998764
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: 1 shelf copy
: policy default
: xn11 2020-12-21 1 copy rec'd., to CIP ver.
: LBSOR 2020-02-09
: rf06 2020-02-20 (telework) to Dewey
: xm06 2020-02-20
: LBSORCIP
: 2020-02-09

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