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(FOR READERS: I’ve defined the following terminologies to smooth out the read:
Invisibility: Erasure: Silences.
Formation: as how things are formed
Discourse: narrative: discursive: polemics: writings: texts: as the mediums in which the conqueror, narrates the story of their conquest and the people they conquered, in the way they like to imagine themselves, to themselves.
Colonizer: Oppressor: Conqueror: Aggressor: as the governance or group that is exerting power on another group.
The Orient: Colonized: Oppressed: Conquered: as the group that the governance or more powerful group is exerting power on.)
What does an ethnographic discourse on the invisibility of a colonial empire in the 21st century look like? What does that invisibility contribute to, or rather take away from, the experiences of Tibetans inside and outside Tibet? In this post, I examine the historical and contemporary discourses on Tibet that frame Tibet as either
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