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Love Song of the Foreign Liberator: Teaching Tibetan History to American Students in the PRC

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Adam Cathcart

Pacific Lutheran University, US
About Adam
Adam Cathcart is Assistant Professor of Chinese History at Pacific Lutheran University, and chief editor of SinoNK.com.
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This article takes as its point of departure Love Song of Kangding (康定情歌), a romantic film from fall 2010 which propagandizes the positive consequences of the liberation of Tibetan cultural areas by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in 1950-51.  The article describes how the film fit into a semester-long course on contemporary Tibet taught to American students in Chengdu, Sichuan, and the particular sensitivities and difficulties relating to learning about Tibetan history in China.    

Keywords: Tibet movie Kangding propaganda serf 
DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/ane.28
How to Cite: Cathcart, A., (2012). Love Song of the Foreign Liberator: Teaching Tibetan History to American Students in the PRC. ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts. 19(2), pp.42–46. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/ane.28
Published on 30 May 2012.
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