Tibet Through Dissent Chinese Eyes: Essays on Self-Determination

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Although there have been numerous publications that argue the merit of Chinese rule over Tibet, and many more that argue for Tibetan self-determination, the world has not heard many Chinese voices supporting the latter view. This book exposed the reader to just that perspective from no less famous writers and activists than Wei Jingsheng, Yan Jiaqi, Shen Tong, Wang Rouwang, and others. Though theirs is the view of a small minority of Chinese, history may still record the publication of these essays as a milestone...
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Overview

Although there have been numerous publications that argue the merit of Chinese rule over Tibet, and many more that argue for Tibetan self-determination, the world has not heard many Chinese voices supporting the latter view. This book exposed the reader to just that perspective from no less famous writers and activists than Wei Jingsheng, Yan Jiaqi, Shen Tong, Wang Rouwang, and others. Though theirs is the view of a small minority of Chinese, history may still record the publication of these essays as a milestone in the history of this issue.
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Translated, expanded, and revised for western readers from (Chinese Mainland Intellectuals on the Subject of Tibet) published by Shidai Chuban Press, Taipei, in 1996. The 13 contributors represent the small minority of Chinese who believe that Tibetans have been the victims of Chinese imperialism. Most are in exile, and the best (perhaps only) known to westerners is probably the vociferous Harry Wu. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563249228
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/6/1997
  • Series: East Gate Reader Series
  • Pages: 164
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.21 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Preface
Introduction
Independence: The Tibetan People's Right 3
Brainwashing the Chinese 25
Tibetans' Rights and Chinese Intellectuals' Responsibility 31
Tibetan Chinese and Human Rights 37
Tibet: An Unavoidable Issue 41
Reflections on the Seventeen-point Agreement of 1951 55
The Status of Tibet: Recalling a Visit to Lhasa 71
A Letter to Deng Xiaoping 75
My View on the Tibet Issue 91
Independence and Unification 97
Ripple on the River of History 103
Federalism and the Future of Tibet 107
Two Focuses of the Tibet Issue 121
Contributors 125
Index 129
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