Povstání v Tibetu v roce 1959: Československý mediální obraz

Title in English Rebellion in Tibet 1959: Czechoslovak media image


Year of publication 2018
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description How did the contemporary media in Czechoslovakia create a picture of the Tibetan uprising that culminated in March 1959 with an open combat confrontation in Lhasa and the departure of the 14th Dalai Lama into Indian exile? And what was the picture? In addition to printed documents, we can also analyze audiovisual materials, i.e. films, as well as photographs, Chinese and Czechoslovak origin that created the picture. The contours of this image are clearly distinguishable from the Western, i.e. mainly American, but also Indian and Taiwanese, contemporary media images. Also the Tibetan exile media contributed to the polarization of both antagonistic images of the Tibetan uprising in U-Tsang, Kham and Amdo against Chinese military power. With current knowledge of facts, which is certainly not complete but certainly better than at the turn of the 1950s and 1960s, all contemporary media images can be confronted with historical events and analyzed their transformation over time. In this context, the transformation of the media image of the 14th Dalai Lama in the Czechoslovak media at the turn of the 1950s and 1960s is particularly remarkable.

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