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Repression and resurgence in Tibet

July 8 (InfoChangeIndia/by Tenzing Sonam): The 2008 uprising was a watershed event in recent Tibetan history, the largest and most widespread revolt against Chinese rule since 1959.

The uprising and its brutal aftermath — detentions, torture, deaths — provoked a resurgence of nationalism and soul-searching by Tibetan intellectuals, artists and singers. It catalysed an upsurge of cultural and intellectual activity that focused on the reassertion of Tibetan identity and the suffering of the Tibetan people in the wake of the crackdown.

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