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'White Crane...' a poignant cry for Tibetan freedom

New Delhi— He was the first Tibetan to be admitted a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons but could re-visit his beloved "mystic" homeland only in 2007, four years before he died aged 79, to find it had "withered away not so much from Communist Chinese genocide as from geno-dilution" -- or inward mass migration.

British actors Tilda Swinton and Benedict Cumberbatch pose during a promotion of film "Doctor Strange" in Hong Kong, China October 13, 2016. BOBBY YIP / Reuters

A group of Tibetans and supporters of Tibet is planning a silent protest outside a Manhattan movie theater Thursday night to criticize a film studio's decision to have actress Tilda Swinton play a character in the movie "Doctor Strange," which opens in the U.S. this week.

Cover of Voice of an Exiled Tibet. Photo: TPI

On 10 December Yeshe Choesang, editor-in-chief of the Tibet Post International (TPI), released his book "Voice of an Exiled Tibetan" at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Dalai Lama's receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize and the 66th International Human Rights Day.

Gyari Dolma launching a Tibetan book titled "Famous Women in the World", by Ghang Lhamo, a former Tibetan political prisoner, in Dharamshala, India, May 16, 2016. Photo: TDT

Kalon Gyari Dolma recently acclaimed works of former political prisoners and encouraged Tibetans to amplify their own voices in the world through platform of media in an occasion of a new book launch.

Tibet: an unfinished story, by Lezlee Brown Halper and Stefan Halper. Photo: Media File

London: - Tibet’s enduring myth, animated by the tales of Himalayan adventurers, British military expeditions, and the novel Lost Horizon, remains an inspirational fantasy, a modern morality play about the failure of brutality to subdue the human spirit.

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