Monday, 24 November 2008

The use and abuse of Tibet

Date: Wednesday 12th November, 2008

Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm

Venue: E171, New Theatre, East Building

Speaker: Brendan O’Neill

In this lecture, journalist and author Brendan O'Neill will provocatively argue that Tibet has been turned into an anti-Chinese battering ram by Western governments and activists. Far from leading a genuine campaign for full political rights in Tibet, Western observers have turned Tibet into a reified fantasy land of eco-purity and mysticism in order to attack China's move towards progress and modernity. There is nothing progressive, he will argue, in contemporary "Tibetophilia".

Mr. Brendan O'Neill is a journalist based in London. He is currently the editor of Spiked. He has contributed articles to publications in the United Kingdom and the United States including the Spectator, the New Statesman, the The Guardian, BBC News Online, the Christian Science Monitor, The American Conservative and He also writes a blog for the Guardian.
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

This event is held by China Development Society. To join, please send an email to

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