Tibet And China In The Twenty-First Century

Overview

John Heath's overview lends perspective to this conflict through an impartial examination of the situation as it stands, as well as to how it has arrived at the present state of affairs. Heath enquires into the origin of Mao Zedong's influences, rise to power and eventual decision to invade Tibet and examines Chinese policy towards the country from Mao's time right up to the recent change of administration headed by Hu Jintao. Simultaneously, Heath reports on the various changes Tibetans have faced in modern ...
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Overview

John Heath's overview lends perspective to this conflict through an impartial examination of the situation as it stands, as well as to how it has arrived at the present state of affairs. Heath enquires into the origin of Mao Zedong's influences, rise to power and eventual decision to invade Tibet and examines Chinese policy towards the country from Mao's time right up to the recent change of administration headed by Hu Jintao. Simultaneously, Heath reports on the various changes Tibetans have faced in modern times, from eroding cultural traditions and ecology to economic development. The second part of the book addresses the contentious human-rights aspect to China's actions in Tibet, and explores the very real, and realistic, question of how to actually negotiate with China.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780863565915
  • Publisher: Saqi Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue : Tibet today under Chinese occupation 15
1 Influences from Chinese history 43
2 The rise of Mao Zedong : triumph 52
3 The Tibetan people and their culture 74
4 The invasion of Tibet and its aftermath 91
5 The great helmsman : disaster 112
6 Policy developments after 1959 : in exile and in Tibet 132
7 Deng Xiaoping : recovery, then tragedy 159
8 Jiang Zemin : a lot for China, little for Tibet 178
9 Hu Jintao : a new beginning? 198
10 Tibet's ecology and economic development 214
11 Human rights law 233
12 Negotiating with China 250
Epilogue : what now? 269
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