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Tibet, the Last Cry

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by Eric Meyer (text) and Laurent Zylberman (images)

Eric Meyer and Laurent Zylberman were the only freelance journalists allowed into Tibet after the 2008 riots which left parts of Lhasa in ruins. They saw the friction between two cultures: police and soldiers patrol the towns, while crowds of Han immigrants pour into the region like new frontier settlers seeking their fortunes. Tibet is going through drastic economic change, shaking up ancient ways of life and altering the fragile ecological balance of the once-nomadic high plateau.

China is massively investing to turn Tibet into a modern country. Downtown shops crammed with made-in-China fashion are run by battalions of saleswomen in uniform, and nightclubs draw crowds of Tibetan teenagers in search of Western music.

A series of black-and-white photographs intertwine – often in a single shot – the clashes between two very different communities who have never fully understood each other. Narrated day by day, both text and images immerse the reader in an eye-opening journey across the roof of the world.

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Eric Meyer and Laurent Zylberman were the only freelance journalists allowed into Tibet after the 2008 riots which left parts of Lhasa in ruins. They saw the friction between two cultures: police and soldiers patrol the towns, while crowds of Han immigrants pour into the region like new frontier settlers seeking their fortunes. Tibet is going through drastic economic change, shaking up ancient ways of life and altering the fragile ecological balance of the once-nomadic high plateau.

China is massively investing to turn Tibet into a modern country. Downtown shops crammed with made-in-China fashion are run by battalions of saleswomen in uniform, and nightclubs draw crowds of Tibetan teenagers in search of Western music.

A series of black-and-white photographs intertwine – often in a single shot – the clashes between two very different communities who have never fully understood each other. Narrated day by day, both text and images immerse the reader in an eye-opening journey across the roof of the world.

“The authors open a window onto modern Tibet: not what it used to be, but what it is and what it could become.” – Annelie Rozeboom, author of Waiting for the Dalai Lama

Additional information

Dimensions216 x 216 mm
Pages

204

Binding

Paperback

Illustrations

40 photographs

About the authors

Eric Meyer was born in France. He graduated from Sorbonne University with a Ph.D. in German literature and started his career as a Press Correspondent to the European Union in Brussels. In 1987 he was accredited in Beijing as a China correspondent. He has been living in Beijing since then. Eric is the editor of Le Vent de la Chine, a business newsletter. He has written seven books, all of them on China.

Laurent Zylberman shot his first assignments on the music scene in London in 1980. Leaving and hitch-hiking to NYC via Greenland, Laurent spent a decade abroad (Mexico, China, India) and founded the agency Graphix-Images. As the Asia-based correspondent for Sygma and Asiaweek, he covered the industrial and social development of the region. Back in Europe since ’97, he is involved in workshops with marginalised members of society. Passionate about digital photo technology, he also teaches. Laurent enriches each day with an image from his travels on his blog 365 Degrees.

Le Vent de la Chine
365 Degrees