Digitize, Archive and Disseminate Tibetan History
The biggest threat Tibet and the Tibetan people face is China's policy of assimilation and eradication of Tibetan history and identity. While there are important initiatives addressing the preservation of Tibetan Buddhism, art and classical knowledge, the same cannot be said when it comes to Tibetan history, Tibet’s past as an independent nation and civilization, and areas related to Tibetan identity.
1Tibet, an initiative of the Asia Freedom Institute, will map and digitally unite materials of historical, political and socio-cultural importance. It will develop a digital platform and make accessible to the world historic documents, images, video, objects and artifacts with a focus on Tibet's past as an independent nation and civilization.
The project will have three components: mapping, research and assembling of materials; development and launch of the digital platform to archive and disseminate the materials; and an educational campaign. The educational campaign will take place concurrently.
This crowdfunding campaign is for phase one of the project and funds raised will go towards hiring of researchers, research and travel.
More information on 1Tibet and the Asia Freedom Institute is available at: https://www.asiafreedominstitute.org/1tibet
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