A History of Modern Tibet, volume 2: The Calm before the Storm: 1951-1955 / Edition 1

A History of Modern Tibet, volume 2: The Calm before the Storm: 1951-1955 / Edition 1

by Melvyn C. Goldstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520259955

ISBN-13: 9780520259959

Pub. Date: 04/13/2009

Publisher: University of California Press

It is not possible to fully understand contemporary politics between China and the Dalai Lama without understanding what happened-and why-during the 1950s. In a book that continues that story of Tibet's history that he began in his acclaimed A History of Modern Tibet, 1913-1951: The Demise of the Lamaist State, Melvyn C. Goldstein critically revises our

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It is not possible to fully understand contemporary politics between China and the Dalai Lama without understanding what happened-and why-during the 1950s. In a book that continues that story of Tibet's history that he began in his acclaimed A History of Modern Tibet, 1913-1951: The Demise of the Lamaist State, Melvyn C. Goldstein critically revises our understanding of that key period in midcentury.

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ISBN-13:
9780520259959
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/13/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
676
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.70(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xvii

Note on Romanization xix

List of Abbreviations xxi

Glossary of Key Persons and Terms xxiii

Introduction: Tibetan Society on the Eve of Incorporation into China 1

Part One The Road to a Sino-Tibetan Agreement

1 Chinese Perspectives: Radio Beijing 19

2 Tibetan Perspectives: Contacts with the Chinese Communists 41

3 Tibet Appeals to the United Nations 59

4 Negotiations with Beijing 82

5 The United States Intervenes 114

6 The Dalai Lama Returns to Lhasa 138

Part Two The First Two Years: Confrontation and Adjustment

7 Initial Contacts and Strategies 169

8 The Advance PLA Force Arrives in Lhasa 206

9 The Food Crisis 244

10 The Panchen Lama and the People's Liberation Army 265

11 First Steps toward Implementing the Seventeen-Point Agreement 301

12 The Tibetan People's Association 314

13 Turning to the Dalai Lama and Removing the Sitsab 341

14 The Return of the Panchen Lama 385

Part Three Cooperation and Change

15 Winds of Change 399

16 Conflict within the Communist Party in Tibet 422

17 Tibet's First Steps toward Socioeconomic Reform 454

18 Events in India 464

19 The Dalai Lama Goes to Beijing 478

20 The Dalai Lama in Beijing 491

21 The Return to Lhasa 523

22 Conclusions 541

Appendix A Lobsang Samden's 1952 Letter to Tsipon Shakabpa 551

Appendix B Kashag's 1953 Edict Reforming Debts in Tibet 553

Appendix C Agreement of the Secret Resistance Organization in India, 1954 561

Appendix D List of Correct Tibetan Spellings 565

References 583

Index 605

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