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Tibet has been imagined in a very particular way by Westerners for over a century: for example, as a fantasy world replete with mythical beasts, fantastic treasures and magical beings capable of defying death (Bishop, 1989; Lopez, 1998; Schell, 2000; Brauen, 2004).

Following the oppositional dualism which operates in Orientalist logic, Westerners have historically been simultaneously repelled and fascinated by Tibetan art; horrified and enchanted by Tibetan Buddhism (Lopez, 1998: 4; cf. It is through the latter, Tibetan Buddhism and especially the personage of the Dalai Lama, that most Westerners come into contact with Tibet, hence the emphasis has been on Buddhism in popular Western discourse concerning the region.

In keeping with our goal to make China a responsible international member, the centre actively engages with the UN human rights mechanism and special procedures submitting reports and cases of specific human rights violations in Tibet.

In an effort to engender a culture of human rights and democratic practices among Tibetans, the centre organises workshops, talk series, public discussions and campaigns every year for students, activists, grassroots leaders, etc.

In the case of Tibetan culture, curatorial staff in British and American museums cater to a variety of audiences, including Tibetans settled in the UK and US, and non-Tibetan Tibetan Buddhists.

In producing narratives and representations of Tibetanness in their displays, staff contend with these audiences’ preconceptions about Tibetan culture.

The dove and olive branch are universal emblems of peace.

TCHRD logo features the image of a white dove rising out of flames.The centre’s all-Tibetan staff recognize the reality of living under occupation, of being born in exile and of having that access to provide accurate, up-to-date insights into life in occupied Tibet.The centre enjoys direct and immediate access to information from Tibetan refugees escaping Tibet via Nepal to Dharamsala.Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is a registered non-governmental human rights organisation established in January 1996 in Dharamsala (India) with the mission to protect the human rights of the Tibetan people in Tibet and promote the principles of democracy in the exile Tibetan community.The centre is entirely run and staffed by Tibetans in exile.

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