Tibetan students’ protests spread to Beijing
The scale of the protests reflect the strength of feeling among Tibetans about the marginalization and erosion of their language, the bedrock of Tibetan identity, religion and culture.
“Tibetan is one of the four oldest and greatest in volume and most original literatures of Asia, along with Sanskrit, Chinese, and Japanese
literatures,” according to scholar Nicolas Tournadre, professor of
linguistics from the University of Provence.
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