Dying Without Killing : Self-Immolations , 1963 – 2002

  title={Dying Without Killing : Self-Immolations , 1963 – 2002},
  author={Michael Biggs},
David Halberstam, an American journalist, witnessed the self-immolation of Thich Quang Duc on 11 June 1963 (see also Browne 1965, 1993). It began when a Buddhist procession stopped at a major intersection in Saigon. The elderly monk assumed the Lotus position; other monks doused him with petrol. He set himself alight. A student, Chân Không, watched him… CONTINUE READING