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Based entirely on unpublished primary sources, Tsering Shakya's groundbreaking history of modern Tibet shatters the popular conception of the country as an isolated Shangri-la unaffected by broader international developments. Shakya gives a balanced, blow-by-blow account of Tibet's ongoing struggle to maintain its independence and safeguard its cultural identity while being sandwiched between the heavyweights of Asian geopolitics: Britain, India, China, and the United States. With thorough documentation, Shakya details the Chinese depredations of Tibet, and reveals the failures of the Tibetan leadership's divided strategies. Rising above the simplistic dualism so often found in accounts of Tibet's contested recent history, The Dragon in the Land of Snows lucidly depicts the tragedy that has befallen Tibet and identifies the conflicting forces that continue to shape the aspirations of the Tibetan people today.

Synopsis:

Based entirely on unpublished primary sources, this extraordinary account chronicles the definitive history of modern Tibet and shatters the popular perception of the area as an isolated Shangri-La. "A deeply insightful and thorough account . . . likely to be the definitive history of modern Tibet for a generation or more".--"The New York Times Book Review". of photos.

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Maps

Abbreviations

Introduction

1. The Lull Before the Storm

Tibet and Its Neighbours

The Expulsion of the Guomindang and the Communist Victory in China

Tibet Prepares to Face the PRC

Tibet Seeks International Support

Tibet Negotiates with the Communists

2. China Invades

China Woos Tibet

The PLA Attacks

China Imposes Terms on Tibet

3. Tibet Appeals to the UN and the 17-Point Agreement

The UN Problem

UN Postpones Debate on Tibet

Tibet and China Negotiate

US Intervention in the Tibetan Issue

Tibetans Discuss the 17-Point Agreement

4. An Uneasy Co-existence

The Two Prime Ministers

Opposition of the People

Tasilhunpo Factions

The Indo-Chinese Trade Agreement

The Dalai Lama Meets Mao

Prepatory Committee for the TAR

5. The Rift

The Uprising in Kham and Amdo

Growing Opposition in Central Tibet

The Dalai Lama Visits India

Zhou Enlai Urges the Dalai Lama to Return to Tibet

6. The Revolt

The Founding of 'Four Rivers, Six Ranges'

Clandestine Support from America

Appeasing the Chinese and Quelling the Khampa Revolt

7. The Flight of the Dalai Lama

The Spark of the Uprising

Siege of the Summer Palace

The Last Attempts to Win Over the Dalai Lama

Escape of the Dalai Lama

8. The International Response and Tibet at the UN

Nehru and Tibet

Support for Tibet

UN Debates

9. Reform and Repression

Smash the Reactionaries!

The Panchen Rinpoche

The 70,000 Character Petition

10. War in the Himalayas

A Legacy of Empire

Tibetan Resistance

The Clash of India and China

11. Socialist Transformation of Tibet

The Purge of the Panchen Rinpoche

The Establishment of the Tibet Autonomous Region

12. The Cultural Revolution

Destruction of the 'Four Olds'

Smash the Power-holders

Two Factions

The Nyemo Revolt

13. Revolution Postponed?

Reconstruction of the Political System

The Lin Biao Affair and a New Party Secretary

Sino-US Rapprochement

Anti-Confucius, Anti-Dalai and Anti-Panchen Campaigns

The Death of Mao

The First Phase of Liberalisation

Beijing-Dharamsala Dialogue

The First Tibet Work Forum

14. A Road to the New Tibet

The Second Tibet Work Forum

Beijing Hardens Its Policy towards the Dalai Lama

A New Party Secretary

Sino-Indian Difficulties

Internationalisation of the Tibet Issue

Tibet under Martial Law

The Collapse of the Beijing-Dalai Lama Dialogue

15. Postscript

Western Criticism

Regional Solidarity

Economy

The Panchen Rinpoche Controversy

Conclusion

Appendix 1: The 17-Point Agreement

Appendix 2: Tibetan Spelling

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140196153
Author:
Shakya, Tsering
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Tsering
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
History
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
China
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Tibet
Subject:
Asia - Tibet
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
World History - India
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Compass
Series Volume:
no. 24
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
8.41x5.51x1.40 in. 1.23 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Based entirely on unpublished primary sources, this extraordinary account chronicles the definitive history of modern Tibet and shatters the popular perception of the area as an isolated Shangri-La. "A deeply insightful and thorough account . . . likely to be the definitive history of modern Tibet for a generation or more".--"The New York Times Book Review". of photos.

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