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Tashi Dawa

Tashi Dawa (Tibetan: བཀྲ་ཤིས་ཟླ་བ་; Chinese: 扎西达娃; born February 1959) or Zhaxi Dawa, is a Chinese novelist of half-Tibetan half-Han ethnic background. He is a distinguished Tibetan writer in China, and one of the most controversial figures associated with modern Tibet.[2][3] He is best known for his novel The Fury Shambhala and short stories "Souls Tied to the Knots on a Leather Cord" and "On the Road to Lhasa", which were adapted into a film Soul on a String in 2017. He is a member of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles (CFLAC). He is a guest professor at Tibet Minzu University and Tibet University. His works have been translated into English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Czech, Russian, and Swedish.[4][5]

Tashi Dawa
Native name
བཀྲ་ཤིས་ཟླ་བ་
BornFebruary 1959 (age 63)
Batang County, Sichuan, China
OccupationNovelist
LanguageChinese, Tibetan
Alma materLhasa Middle School
Period1979–present
GenreNovel, short story
Literary movementAvant-garde[1]
Notable works"Souls Tied to the Knots on a Leather Cord"
"On the Road to Lhasa"
The Fury Shambhala
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese扎西達娃
Simplified Chinese扎西达娃
Transcriptions
Standard Mandarin
Hanyu PinyinZhāxī Dáwá
Tibetan name
Tibetanབཀྲ་ཤིས་ཟླ་བ་
Transcriptions
Wyliebkra-shis zla-ba

Biography

Tashi Dawa was born in Batang County, Sichuan, China, in February 1959. He attended the Lhasa Middle School.[6]

In December 1974, at the end of the Cultural Revolution, he worked in Tibetan Opera Troupe.

He started to publish works in January 1979. In October 1989, he became executive vice president of Tibet Writers Association, an affiliate of China Writers Association. Three years later, he was elected vice president of the 4th Youth Federation of Tibet Autonomous Region. He rose to become president of Tibet Writers Association in August 1995.

He entered politics in December 1992, when he was appointed a Standing Committee member of the 6th Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

In November 1999 he served as vice president of Tibet Film and Television Artists Association. He became vice president of Tibet Federation of Literary and Art Circles in August 2003, a position he held for almost eight years until he was elevated to the President position.[7] In December 2016 he was elected a member of the 9th National Committee of the China Writers Association.

Works

Novels

  • The Fury Shambhala (1993) (骚动的香巴拉)

Short stories

Book of travels

  • The Blue Buddhist Stone Pillar (古海蓝经幢)

Screenplay

Year English title Chinese title Director Notes
2000 Song of Tibet 益西卓玛 Xie Fei
2008 Ganglamedo 冈拉梅朵 Dai Wei
2010 Once Upon a Time in Tibet 西藏往事 Dai Wei
2016 Soul on a String 皮绳上的魂 Zhang Yang

Filmography

Film

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2017 Paths of the Soul 冈仁波齐 Himself

Awards

Date Award Category Result Notes
1994 Zhuang Zhongwen Literary Prize Won
2000 20th Golden Rooster Awards Best Writing Nominated
2017 53rd Golden Horse Award Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated

References

  1. ^ 西藏作协主席扎西达娃:不事张扬的先锋作家. Huaxia (in Chinese). 2009-07-01.
  2. ^ Patricia Schiaffini-Vedani, University of Pennsylvania (2002). "Tashi Dawa: Magical realism and contested identity in modern Tibet". upenn.edu.
  3. ^ Stephany Tighe (2013-01-29). "Tashi Dawa". prezi.
  4. ^ 扎西达娃 [Tashi Dawa]. chinawriter.com.cn (in Chinese). 2015-05-01.
  5. ^ 西藏作协主席扎西达娃:重庆是我的第二故乡(图). 163 (in Chinese). 2010-03-29.
  6. ^ Wei Yi (2017). 《扎西达娃:魔幻与现实》 [Tashi Dawa: Magic Realism]. Southern People Weekly (in Chinese). ISSN 1672-8335.
  7. ^ 扎西达娃当选西藏文联主席 引用论语名句自勉. 163 (in Chinese). 2011-12-23.

External links

  • Tashi Dawa Mtime (in Chinese)

Tashi Dawa
tashi, dawa, tibetan, བཀ, chinese, 扎西达娃, born, february, 1959, zhaxi, dawa, chinese, novelist, half, tibetan, half, ethnic, background, distinguished, tibetan, writer, china, most, controversial, figures, associated, with, modern, tibet, best, known, novel, fu. Tashi Dawa Tibetan བཀ ཤ ས ཟ བ Chinese 扎西达娃 born February 1959 or Zhaxi Dawa is a Chinese novelist of half Tibetan half Han ethnic background He is a distinguished Tibetan writer in China and one of the most controversial figures associated with modern Tibet 2 3 He is best known for his novel The Fury Shambhala and short stories Souls Tied to the Knots on a Leather Cord and On the Road to Lhasa which were adapted into a film Soul on a String in 2017 He is a member of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles CFLAC He is a guest professor at Tibet Minzu University and Tibet University His works have been translated into English Dutch French German Italian Japanese Czech Russian and Swedish 4 5 Tashi DawaNative nameབཀ ཤ ས ཟ བ BornFebruary 1959 age 63 Batang County Sichuan ChinaOccupationNovelistLanguageChinese TibetanAlma materLhasa Middle SchoolPeriod1979 presentGenreNovel short storyLiterary movementAvant garde 1 Notable works Souls Tied to the Knots on a Leather Cord On the Road to Lhasa The Fury ShambhalaChinese nameTraditional Chinese扎西達娃Simplified Chinese扎西达娃TranscriptionsStandard MandarinHanyu PinyinZhaxi DawaTibetan nameTibetanབཀ ཤ ས ཟ བ TranscriptionsWyliebkra shis zla ba Contents 1 Biography 2 Works 2 1 Novels 2 2 Short stories 2 3 Book of travels 2 4 Screenplay 3 Filmography 3 1 Film 4 Awards 5 References 6 External linksBiography EditTashi Dawa was born in Batang County Sichuan China in February 1959 He attended the Lhasa Middle School 6 In December 1974 at the end of the Cultural Revolution he worked in Tibetan Opera Troupe He started to publish works in January 1979 In October 1989 he became executive vice president of Tibet Writers Association an affiliate of China Writers Association Three years later he was elected vice president of the 4th Youth Federation of Tibet Autonomous Region He rose to become president of Tibet Writers Association in August 1995 He entered politics in December 1992 when he was appointed a Standing Committee member of the 6th Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the Chinese People s Political Consultative Conference In November 1999 he served as vice president of Tibet Film and Television Artists Association He became vice president of Tibet Federation of Literary and Art Circles in August 2003 a position he held for almost eight years until he was elevated to the President position 7 In December 2016 he was elected a member of the 9th National Committee of the China Writers Association Works EditNovels Edit The Fury Shambhala 1993 骚动的香巴拉 Short stories Edit Souls Tied to the Knots on a Leather Cord On the Road to Lhasa 去拉萨的路上 Book of travels Edit The Blue Buddhist Stone Pillar 古海蓝经幢 Screenplay Edit Year English title Chinese title Director Notes2000 Song of Tibet 益西卓玛 Xie Fei2008 Ganglamedo 冈拉梅朵 Dai Wei2010 Once Upon a Time in Tibet 西藏往事 Dai Wei2016 Soul on a String 皮绳上的魂 Zhang YangFilmography EditFilm Edit Year English title Chinese title Role Notes2017 Paths of the Soul 冈仁波齐 HimselfAwards EditDate Award Category Result Notes1994 Zhuang Zhongwen Literary Prize Won2000 20th Golden Rooster Awards Best Writing Nominated2017 53rd Golden Horse Award Best Adapted Screenplay NominatedReferences Edit 西藏作协主席扎西达娃 不事张扬的先锋作家 Huaxia in Chinese 2009 07 01 Patricia Schiaffini Vedani University of Pennsylvania 2002 Tashi Dawa Magical realism and contested identity in modern Tibet upenn edu Stephany Tighe 2013 01 29 Tashi Dawa prezi 扎西达娃 Tashi Dawa chinawriter com cn in Chinese 2015 05 01 西藏作协主席扎西达娃 重庆是我的第二故乡 图 163 in Chinese 2010 03 29 Wei Yi 2017 扎西达娃 魔幻与现实 Tashi Dawa Magic Realism Southern People Weekly in Chinese ISSN 1672 8335 扎西达娃当选西藏文联主席 引用论语名句自勉 163 in Chinese 2011 12 23 External links EditTashi Dawa Mtime in Chinese Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Tashi Dawa amp oldid 1043674326, wikipedia, wiki, book, books, library,

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