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    Throughout history, storytelling has been an essential piece of the culture in which our society lives. Stories have been sources of information, communication, and entertainment for many. This does not change in the article, “The Dalai Lama’s Ski Trip: What I learned in the Slush with His Holiness,” written by Douglas Preston. This is an entertaining yet informative tale about how Preston helped welcome a famous and controversial figure visiting the United States in 1991. In addition to informing the reader about his experience, he discusses the opinion this influential figure has on one of life’s toughest questions. This article is effective because the article is written clearly and does not confuse the reader, the information is accurate and not biased, and the author keeps the audience entertained and interested. Preston’s article is taking the reader through his exciting experience of meeting the famous Dalai Lama. To begin, Preston explains the background of where he was living and how the experience came about. A man named Paljor Thondup, a kid who escaped the invasion of Tibet and made his way to India, eventually formed a relationship with the Dalai Lama and greeted Preston with a phone call. The Dalai Lama had recently won the Nobel Peace Price and planned on touring of the United States. In a panic, Thondup called Preston to ask him if he could act as the press secretary for the Dalai Lama. Preston, who needed money at the time, accepted. To conclude, Preston…

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    The Opportunity and Threat of Urbanization in Lhasa INTRODUCTION Urbanization are often valued and admired as a solution to improve living standards. Such trends have been spreading globally, leading to rapid development in many rural areas and growth in number and scale of cities. The motto in Chinese “city makes life better” in the World Expo 2010 Shanghai exemplified a common correlation of modernization with the steps towards an ideal way of life. As the political, religious, cultural and…

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    of wisdom’. In 1913, the 13th Dalai Lama proclaimed Tibet’s Independence after expelling the last of the Chinese in Lhasa and eastern Tibet. From 1911 to 1951 Tibet was an Independent state in fact and by law. There can be little…

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    Tibet. To citizens of Tibet, the Dalai Lama is more than just a ruler. He is a living Buddha, a being that has reached enlightenment. They also believe him to be the “manifestation of the bodhisattva of compassion, Chenrezi or Avalokiteshvara, whose head exploded into one thousand fragments when he realized the enormity of his task of working toward the happiness of all sentient beings. It is the vow by which the Dalai Lama lives” (Marcello 20). Lhamo and the high Lamas started their journey,…

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    In 1893, the Ch'ing court signed the “Tibet India Treaty” also referred to as Sikkim-Tibet Treaty under duress as Britain was the paramount power and controlled India and also had a big say in China To emphasize British power an invasion under Colonel Francis YoungHusband was launched against Tibet in 1903. The Tibet army was routed and the British Army seized Lhasa in 1904, forcing Tibetan officials to endorse the Lhasa Treaty. The 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso (1876-1933) fled to Mongolia…

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    The ragtag assembly of voiceover performances help, with J.K. Simmons as the authoritative Khampa, Luke Wilson as his son, Bodi, and a pretty terrific Eddie Izzard who plays Angus Scattergood, the hard-on-his-luck, feline former rock star whose new record label is demanding his new single by 6pm on Friday. Scattergood lives in “the city”, which geography tells me should be Lhasa, which would logically be the location referenced, since it is the second-most populated city in Tibet and has an…

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    China's Invasion Of Tibet

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    Dalai Lama. It is one of the jobs of the Dalai Lama to help find the next Panchen Lama. May 14th, 1995 the Dalai Lama has announced his recognition of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Niyma. Three days later the Chinese government kidnapped him and his family. The Chinese government appointed another boy, Gyaltsen Norbu, whose parents were communist party members as the next Panchen Lama ("25Th Birthday). What will happen when the Dalai Lama dies? The Chinese government can pick whoever…

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    fame and reputation in Tibet. He is the man of wisdom and knowledge. According to Helen Waterhouse (2008): “Tibetans respect and praises him as their 'God-king', even if he wasn't the most wise man.” The matter here is related to a traditional religious practice. The current Dalai Lama published many books about different topics. All these good features and efforts contributed to his fame and made him the great man of honor. Unfortunately, the Chinese government impression about the Dalai…

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    Dalai Lama Research Paper

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    Despite living a life that many would considered anything but mundane, the Dalai Lama describes himself as a “Simple Buddhist Monk” (“Brief Biography”). “Lhamo Thondup was born in July of 1935 to a farming family in northeast Tibet. By the age of six Thondup was recognized as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama after passing a series of test that included sectioning a series of person items once owned by the 13th Dalai Lama (“Brief Biography”). Shortly after Thondup recognition as the new…

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    The Shih-Tzu Dogs

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    The Shichon or “teddy bear puppy” is a great breed of dog. They have a sweet temperament, cute face, and love to be with their family. The Shichon breed cannot be traced back to any one breeder because it is the crossing of two purebred breeds and this is a fairly common. The Bichon Frise is bred from the Barbet and the Standard Poodle, and was possibly created as early as the 1300’s in France. The first Bichon Frise was brought to the United States in 1955. The Shih-Tzu is known as one of…

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