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

Tibet in agony : Lhasa 1959, Jianglin Li ; translated by Susan Wilf, (electronic resource)

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Tibet in agony : Lhasa 1959
Title
Tibet in agony
Title remainder
Lhasa 1959
Statement of responsibility
Jianglin Li ; translated by Susan Wilf
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Language
  • 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
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Wilf, Susan
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  • Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
  • China
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
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Tibet in agony : Lhasa 1959, Jianglin Li ; translated by Susan Wilf, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-396) and index
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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ssj0001726543
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 410 pages, 39 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780674088894
Lccn
2016014170
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001726543
Label
Tibet in agony : Lhasa 1959, Jianglin Li ; translated by Susan Wilf, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-396) and index
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
ssj0001726543
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 410 pages, 39 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780674088894
Lccn
2016014170
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001726543

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