The Snow Lion and the Dragon: China, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama / Edition 1

The Snow Lion and the Dragon: China, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama / Edition 1

by Melvyn C. Goldstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520219511

ISBN-13: 9780520219519

Pub. Date: 04/02/1999

Publisher: University of California Press

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…  See more details below

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520219519
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/02/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
165
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
The Imperial Era1
Interlude: De Facto Independence30
Chinese Communist Rule: The Mao Era37
The Post-Mao Era61
The Future100
Notes133
Bibliography143
Index147

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