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The snow lion and the dragon : China, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama / Melvyn C. Goldstein
Bib ID 1619627
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Goldstein, Melvyn C
 
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Description Berkeley : University of California Press, c1997 
xiii, 152 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 0520219511 (paperback)
0520212541
Summary

Tensions over the "Tibet Question" - the political status of Tibet - are escalating every day. The Dalai Lama has gained broad international sympathy in his appeals for autonomy from China, yet the Chinese government maintains a hard-line position against it. What is the history of the conflict? Can the two sides come to an acceptable compromise?

Drawing upon his deep knowledge of the Tibetan culture and people, Goldstein takes us through the history of Tibet, concentrating on the political and cultural negotiations over the status of Tibet from the turn of the century to the present. He describes the role of Tibet in Chinese politics, the feeble and conflicting responses of foreign governments, overtures and rebuffs on both sides, and the nationalistic emotions that are inextricably entwined in the political debate. Ultimately, he presents a plan for a reasoned compromise, identifying key aspects of the conflict and appealing to the United States to play an active diplomatic role.

Full contents
  • The Imperial Era
  • Interlude: De Facto Independence
  • Chinese Communist Rule: The Mao Era
  • The Post-Mao Era
  • The Future.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-145) and index.

A digital reproduction is available from E-Editions, a collaboration of the University of California Press and the California Digital Library's eScholarship program.

Subjects Bstan-Ź¾dzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935-  |  Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Relations -- China.  |  China -- Relations -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region.

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