Thursday, December 30, 2010
Serfs Emancipation Day/Dalai Lama-III
On January 19, 2009, more than 380 legislators in Tibet endorsed a bill to mark March 28 as “Serfs Emancipation Day,” according to CCTV. In 1959, the date when one million serfs and slaves in the region were freed, the State Council dismissed the local government of Tibet and replace it with a preparatory committee of the Tibet Autonomous Region. The preceding of the date on March 17, 1959, Dalai Lama left Lhasa with 20 men to the Himalayan town of Dharamsala, India. In March, there are many extreme sensitive dates for the Tibetans; what will Dalai Lama and his followers do next? Will there be riot again to cerebrate Dalai Lama exile in March?
Labels: Dalai Lama
After growing up and studying in China and Japan, Dr. Suganuma went to the U.S. for graduate studies, earning master’s degrees at both St. John's University (in Chinese studies) and Syracuse University (in international relations) as well as a Ph.D. (in geography) from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.