Culture & Conflict on the Roof of the World: China & Tibet 2020
As China’s influence grows, smaller states nearby feel the pressure. Rick Lohr will discuss the dynamics around Tibet in his presentation at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2020, at the Marathon County Public Library-Spencer Branch, 105 S. Park St., Spencer. This talk is part of the History Speaks in Your Town series presented by the Marathon County Historical Society and the Continuing Education office of UW-Stevens Point at Wausau.
This presentation will discuss the Chinese effort to incorporate Tibet within the Chinese state through a process of sinification, the spread of Chinese culture, whereby every aspect of Tibetan culture has become a target of Han Chinese domination. The Chinese state has instituted a repressive regime in Tibet to combat all opposition to its will. Tibetan resistance has been shaped by the Buddhist religious philosophy of their Himalayan homeland, but is ineffectual against the power of the modern, and rising, Chinese state.
Rick Lohr is a former world history teacher at Wausau West and Newman Catholic high schools in Wausau. He holds a master’s degree in teaching from UW-Stevens Point, with concentration in 20th century East Asian history.
This talk is free and open to the public. All donations are appreciated. Registration is not required.
The Historical Society is grateful to the Murco Foundation and the Larry and Elsie Lohr Fund for their support for History Speaks In Your Town.
For more information, please call the Marathon County Historical Society at 715-842-5750.