Woeser has sued Chinese government, investigated Tibet's March uprising, and flouted the official line about Tibet. Woeser's fans have plenty of reasons to worry that she'll be thrown in jail. The government has banned her work. But from Tennessee to Tibet, her fans hang on every unauthorized poem, essay, and blog. To them, she risks her life, to tell the real Tibetan story a narrative that unites the Tibetan community even as it diverges over politics, she brings a unique combination of experience and ability at the moment, and she's willing to stand up" says Elliot Sperling, a Tibet expert at Indiana University in Bloomington. Her writings contribute significantly to the general perception of what's going on in Tibet." " She is not someone who's primarily political. Her reactions are of somebody who's actually interested in the way they feel through language and culture," says Robbie Barnett, a Tibet expert at Columbia University in New York.
Information for this report was provided byThe Christian Science Monitor and Phayul.