[Friday, 13 Friday 2010, 3:55 p.m.]
Three Chinese writers based in North America and Canada have written books on the Tibetan people’s struggle for truth and justice, pledging to use the might of the pen to continuously highlight the just cause of Tibet.
The books written in Chinese language by Chen Po Kong, Li Jiang Lin and Zhu Rui were published in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
US-based Li Jiang Lin’s book “Lhasa in 1959: Why the Dalai Lama came into exile?” was recently published in Hong Kong. The special features of Ms Li’s book are her interviews with many Tibetans who had experienced the events of 1959 in Lhasa and her conversation with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The book details Ms Li’s research on events that occurred between 1956 to 1959, to show how the Chinese government described the event and what is the reality. For this she had interviewed a large number of Tibetans by visiting many Tibetan communities, including those in Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Gangtok. According to media reports, the book received wide publicity in the press and provoked the interest of many readers.
In her book titled “A Chinese Perspective on Tibet”, Canada-based Ms Zhu Rui has written about the mutually beneficial Middle-Way Approach for Tibet and China proposed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and approved by the majority of Tibetans. The book also talks about how His Holiness made efforts to introduce democracy in the exile Tibetan community. The author says her literary work tells how she as a Chinese view the successful preservation of Tibet’s cultural heritage by exile Tibetans under the leadership of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She says her book, published in Taiwan, has attracted interest from many Chinese readers.
Mr Chen Po Kong, who is residing in North America, has written 6 chapters on Tibet in his book “Thick and Black in Zhongnanhai”, which narrates the intricacies of internal power struggle between Chinese leaders. It was published in Hong Kong. He told the Office of Tibet in New York that his books had made good selling in Hong Kong as copies from the first edition sold off and that he has asked for reprinting.
With good knowledge about the issue of Tibet, their numerous articles on Tibet are highly admired among many Chinese authors. They have attended many conferences on Tibet, such as the meeting of Common Ground, a Sino-Tibetan dialogue conference held in Geneva last year. They also had opportunities to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama on many occasions.
“The opportunity and freedom to visit Tibetan communities to study their issue and to speak with His Holiness the Dalai Lama has immensely helped in writing the books,” the writers said. They further said: “Since the struggle of Tibet is a quest for truth and justice, we will continue to write about the issue of Tibet based on facts. As writers, we have a moral responsibility to raise the issue of Tibet whenever there is opportunity to do so.”