Tragedy in Crimson
A book talk by TIM JOHNSON (Beijing bureau chief for the MaClatchy newpaper), sponsored by the UCS US-China Institute
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
USC, Davidson Conference Center
University of Southern California
Tragedy in Crimson is award-winning journalist Tim Johnson’s account of the cat and mouse game between China and the Tibetan exile community. Johnson reports from the front lines, trekking to nomad resettlements to speak with the people who guard Tibet’s culture; and he travels alongside the Dalai Lama in the campaigns for Tibetan autonomy. Johnson unpacks how China is using its economic power around the globe to assail the Free Tibet movement. By encouraging massive Chinese migration and restricting Tibetan civil rights, the Chinese are also working to dilute Tibetan culture within the country itself. He also takes a sympathetic but unsentimental look at the Dalai Llama, a trendy figure in the West who is regarded as a failure by many of his own people.
Award-winning journalist Tim Johnson has spent the last twenty years as a foreign correspondent for the Miami Herald and the McClatchy Company. He currently is McClatchy’s Beijing bureau chief.
Tel: 213 821-4382
Sponsor(s): USC UC-China Institute