China’s Tibet theme park retells (hi)story
Sep. 12 (NYR Books/by Richard Bernstein): Yet the Chengde sights are a bit like exhibits in a Tibetan theme park devoid of actual Tibetans.
In one of the show’s most lavishly produced scenes, a huge procession of Tibetan lamas, arrives to demonstrate their fealty to the Chinese emperor. Many in the audience assumed it to be the Dalai Lama. Did these events actually take place?
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