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The Resource Tibet in agony : Lhasa 1959, Jianglin Li ; translated by Susan Wilf

Tibet in agony : Lhasa 1959, Jianglin Li ; translated by Susan Wilf

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Tibet in agony : Lhasa 1959
Title
Tibet in agony
Title remainder
Lhasa 1959
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Jianglin Li ; translated by Susan Wilf
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  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
On March 17, 1959, the Dalai Lama slipped out of his summer palace, the Norbulingka, in disguise, evading detection both by the Chinese Communist authorities stationed in the city and by the thousands of Tibetan demonstrators who had gathered in the area, fearful that the Chinese were plotting to abduct their beloved leader. After a hair-raising trek across the Himalayas, he re-emerged weeks later in India, where he set up his government in exile. Soon after he left Lhasa, however, the Chinese People's Liberation Army pummeled the city in the savage "Battle of Lhasa." The poorly prepared Tibetans were forced to capitulate, putting Mao in a position to fulfill his long-held dream of imposing Communist rule over Tibet. Partisan politics has tended to overshadow history ever since these fateful developments. For decades, independent scholars have lacked the source materials necessary for evaluating these conflicting allegations and placing them in their proper historical context. Chinese sources, in particular, have remained shrouded in secrecy until quite recently. Meanwhile, unrest has continued to erupt periodically in Lhasa, which had its third major disturbance in 2008. What really happened in Lhasa in March 1959, and why did it happen? Tibet in Agony sets the historical record straight by extensive examination of Chinese and Tibetan sources, many of which are either new or have never before been used by independent scholars. From these sources emerges the first narrative to trace the crisis in Lhasa in March 1959 to its roots in Mao's plan to take over Tibet, and in the fears and suspicions that the step-by-step execution of his plan aroused among Tibetans.--
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1956-
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Li, Jianglin
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non fiction
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Wilf, Susan,
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  • Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
  • Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
  • Uprising of 1959 (Tibet Autonomous Region, China)
  • International relations
  • Politics and government
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
  • China
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
  • China
  • China
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Tibet in agony : Lhasa 1959, Jianglin Li ; translated by Susan Wilf
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Translated from the Chinese
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • nc
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  • txt
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Contents
The seeds of war -- Summit in Delhi -- Tragedy at Lake Qinghai -- Uneasy spring in Lhasa -- The exorcists' dance at the Potala Palace -- Peril at the prayer festival -- The Dalai Lama may not bring bodyguards -- The most momentous day in Tibetan history -- The undercover men of Kham -- Protect the Norbulingka! Protect the Dalai Lama! -- The gathering clouds of war -- A secret plan -- Go! go! tonight! -- The night ferry -- Into the Himalayas -- Battle at daybreak -- The death of the Medicine Buddha -- River of blood -- Inferno -- Surrender, and save the temple! -- The aftermath -- The eternal crossing
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946579956
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 410 pages, 39 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674088894
Lccn
2016014170
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)946579956
Label
Tibet in agony : Lhasa 1959, Jianglin Li ; translated by Susan Wilf
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the Chinese
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The seeds of war -- Summit in Delhi -- Tragedy at Lake Qinghai -- Uneasy spring in Lhasa -- The exorcists' dance at the Potala Palace -- Peril at the prayer festival -- The Dalai Lama may not bring bodyguards -- The most momentous day in Tibetan history -- The undercover men of Kham -- Protect the Norbulingka! Protect the Dalai Lama! -- The gathering clouds of war -- A secret plan -- Go! go! tonight! -- The night ferry -- Into the Himalayas -- Battle at daybreak -- The death of the Medicine Buddha -- River of blood -- Inferno -- Surrender, and save the temple! -- The aftermath -- The eternal crossing
Control code
946579956
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 410 pages, 39 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674088894
Lccn
2016014170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)946579956

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