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The Dragon in the Land of Snows by Tsering Shakya

The Dragon in the Land of Snows

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The Dragon in the Land of Snows by Tsering Shakya
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Oct 01, 2000 | ISBN 9780140196153

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Table Of Contents


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
The Panchen Rinpoche Controversy

Appendix 1: The 17-Point Agreement
Appendix 2: Tibetan Spelling

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