A History of Modern Tibet, volume 2 : The Calm before the Storm: 1951-1955 / Melvyn C. Goldstein.
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- Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, 
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- In English.
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- It is not possible to fully understand contemporary politics between China and the Dalai Lama without understanding what happened-and why-during the 1950s. In a book that continues the story of Tibet's history that he began in his acclaimed A History of Modern Tibet, 1913-1951: The Demise of the Lamaist State, Melvyn C. Goldstein critically revises our understanding of that key period in midcentury. This authoritative account utilizes new archival material, including never before seen documents, and extensive interviews with Tibetans, including the Dalai Lama, and with Chinese officials. Goldstein furnishes fascinating and sometimes surprising portraits of these major players as he deftly unravels the fateful intertwining of Tibetan and Chinese politics against the backdrop of the Korean War, the tenuous Sino-Soviet alliance, and American cold war policy.
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List of Abbreviations
Glossary of Key Persons and Terms
Introduction: Tibetan Society on the Eve of Incorporation into China
Part 1. The Road to a Sino-Tibetan Agreement
Part 2. The First Two Years Confrontation and Adjustment
Part 3. Cooperation and Change
Appendix A. Lobsang Samden's 1952 Letter to Tsipön Shakabpa
Appendix B. Kashag's 1953 Edict Reforming Debts in Tibet
Appendix C. Agreement of the Secret Resistance Organization in India, 1954
Appendix D. List of Correct Tibetan Spellings
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- De Gruyter.
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- De Gruyter University Press Library.
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- 10.1525/9780520933323 doi
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