Answer to What is the average Tibetan’s opinion of the Chinese government? by Godfree Roberts
What is the average Tibetan’s opinion of the Chinese government? Godfree Roberts · Updated May 10, 2018Ed.D. in Education & Geopolitics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Graduated 1973)
A woman friend with an Indian guru who just walks into people’s homes wherever she goes (somehow, they never seem to mind) came back from a visit to Lhasa. She stayed at the place on the far corner in this photograph:
She told me of visiting Tibetans’ homes and studying their household shrines.
Almost half the homes’ shrines were devoted to the current Dalai Lama, some to earlier Dalai Lamas, and the rest had shrines to Mao Zedong. When she asked about the Mao shrines, the old folk explained that Mao had liberated them or their parents from slavery and, by so doing, had done more for them than anyone else, ever. This is what their grandparents looked like in the 1930s:
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