Topless in Tibet. Revealing photos of a woman beside Yamdrok Lake in Tibet, some nude, have caused controversy on China's webosphere. Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility Help. Email or Phone Password Forgot account?
What a Semi-Naked Woman Posing by a Lake Says About China's Relationship With Tibet
Chinese woman poses nude at sacred Tibetan lake - People's Daily Online
In this blog I discuss a series of images that have sparked uproar and debate among Tibetan and Han netizens over the past few days. Cyberspace has been ablaze with heated commentary over whether or not this constitutes an act of disrespect to Tibetan culture. While the story has picked up widespread coverage in both Chinese and Western media, I want to use this blog to reflect on the necessity of situating this particular incident within a long series of state-sponsored practices of ethnic commodification, cultural appropriation, and violent defilement of Tibetan culture for Han desire. The incident was also widely covered across major media outlets in China, generating huge commentary online. The answer lies in the fact that it happened at Yamdrok Lake. Many Han netizens were sympathetic to Tibetans concerns. Others, however were much less understanding.
Naked in Tibet: The Yamdrok Lake Incident and the Violence of Han Hegemony
By Gabriel Samuels For Mailonline. A Chinese traveller and her photographer have come under fire after she posed naked for a controversial shoot at a famous holy lake in Tibet. The traveller, whose pictures were posted by user 'Youchum Dolkar' on Weibo, was branded 'disrespectful' to the culture of the country on social media, according to People's Daily Online.
A ccording to China Tibetan News, pictures of a Chinese woman getting naked by the Yamdrok Lake in Tibet went viral on Chinese social media on April 11, causing widespread discussions amongst Chinese netizens. YouchumDolkar posted a screenshot from WeChat, from the account of a photographer named Yu Feixiong, who also has a Weibo account where he regularly posts his work of pictures in taken in Tibet. Both photographs by Yu Feixiong, who also took the controversial naked pictures. In , netizens protested when it was announced that there would be sightseeing tours around the area, Sina reports.