As the Chinese government tightens already strict controls in Tibet and Tibetans set themselves on fire in protest of Chinese rule, leading experts Robert Barnett and Tsering Shakya explore what can be done to save Tibetan culture and identity. Barnett is director of Modern Tibetan Studies at Columbia University. He is a frequent commentator on Tibet and nationality issues in China for the BBC, CNN, NPR, and other media. Shakya is the Canadian Research Chair in Religion and Contemporary Society in Asia at the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia and he also reports for Radio Free Asia.
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