REBELLIOUS CHINESE WRITER MEETS THE GYALWANG KARMAPA


8th September – Gyuto, Dharamsala.


One of China's most persecuted writers,Liao Yiwu, had an audience with His Holiness Karmapa this morning at Gyuto Monastery.
" The current situation of His Holiness Karmapa and the fact of continuous self immolations of the Tibetan people has brought me here to visit His Holiness Karmapa" said the musician Liao Yiwu, he played xiao, an ancient flutelike instrument during the audience, the flutelike instrument that sustained him as a street musician during long bouts of joblessness after his release. In 1990, he was jailed as "counterrevolutionaries."He spent four years in jail after publishing a poem titled Massacre about the Tiananmen Square crackdown.
Liao Yiwu, the outspoken Chinese dissident and writer, has won a top German literary prize recently.
The German book publishers' association named Liao as the winner of its annual Peace Prize. Previous winners of the $31,700 award, to be handed over during the Frankfurt Book Fair in October, include Orhan Pamuk and Mario Vargas Llosa. Liao has been living in Germany since 2011.
In the West, Mr. Liao is best known for "The Corpse Walker: Real-Life Stories, China from the Bottom Up," which was banned in China soon after it was published in Taiwan in 2001.
" I am very confident that he is the new hope for Tibet " said Mr. Liao Yiwu after meeting the Gyalwang Karmapa.

2012.9.8 法王噶瑪巴接見中國作家廖亦武先生 China's writers,Liao Yiwu, meeets HHK

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Govt set to lift travel restrictions on 17th Karmapa - Indian Express

'Tawang is a beautiful part of India': Karmapa Lama - Hard News

Live Webcast Announcement: Gyalwang Karmapa's UK Tour 2017

Sikkim monks seek early permission for Karmapas visit - India Today

Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok Attends Convocation Ceremony of Sarah Tibetan College - Central Tibetan Administration

Karmapa’s travel curbs to go - The Hindu

Updated Schedule of Winter Dharma Activities (2017.4.27)

The Gyalwang Karmapa’s historic first visit to the United Kingdom

The Gyalwang Karmapa Rings an Alarm: We Must Preserve Tibetan Language and Culture

Karmapa followers march in Gangtok demanding their leader’s visit to Sikkim - Tibet Express