Tashi Dawa, བཀྲ་ཤིས་ཟླ་བ།, was born in Batang County, Sichuan Province, in 1959. His father is Tibetan, and his mother is Han Chinese; both are Chinese-speaking Communist Party members. His first fiction appeared in 1979; in 1993, he published the novel Turmoil in Shangri-La (Saodong de xiangbala). Regarded as the leading Tibetan author writing in Chinese, he has had his work translated into English, German, French, Italian, and Japanese. “Chimi, the Free Man” appears in Tibet: The Mysterious Age (Xizang yinmi suiyue), published by Changjuang Wenyi Chubanshe (Yangzi River Publishing Co.) in China in 1996. “The Glory of the Wind Horse” appears in Listening to Tibet (Lingting xizang), published by Yunnan Renmin Chubanshe (Yunnan People’s Publishing Co.) in China in 1999.
Tashi Dawa has also adapted one of his literary works for film: the novel Ming, which he transformed into the screenplay for the film Yeshe Drolma.