Authenticating Tibet Answers to China's 100 Questions

ISBN-10: 0520249283

ISBN-13: 9780520249288

Edition: 2007

Authors: Anne-Marie Blondeau, Katia Buffetrille, Donald Lopez, Donald Lopez

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The land of Tibet-its people, culture, and religion-has long been both an object of contention and a source of fascination. Since 1959, Tibet has also been at the center of controversy when China's "peaceful liberation" of the land of snows led to the Lhasa uprising and the Dalai Lama's escape to India.Authenticating Tibet: Answers to China's "100 Questions"offers clear and unbiased responses to a booklet published by the Chinese government in 1989, which sought to counter the criticism generated by the Dalai Lama and his followers and offer the PRC's "truth" about Tibet and Tibetans. InAuthenticating Tibet,international Tibet scholars provide historically accurate answers to the "100 Questions" and deal evenhandedly with both China's "truth" about Tibet and that of the Dalai Lama and his followers. Designed for use by a general audience, the book is an accessible reference, free of the polemics that commonly surround the Tibet question. Although these experts refute many of the points asserted by China, they do not offer blanket endorsements for the claims made by the pro-Tibet movement. Instead they provide an accurate, historically-based assessment of Tibet's past and its troubled present.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 4/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 402
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Foreword
Preface to the English edition by Katia Buffetrille
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations and Conventions Maps
Historical Facts
Human Rights
Policies toward the Dalai Lama
Population
Religious Belief
Right to Autonomy
Culture and Education
Economic Development
Livelihood of the People
About the Riots in Lhasa
A Comparative Chronology of Tibet and China
Glossary
References
Contributors
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