A History of Modern Tibet, 1913-1951 (The Demise Of The Lamaist State)

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Item Code: IDD896
Author: Melvyn C. Goldstein
Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 1993
ISBN: 8121505828
Pages: 934 (B & W Illus: 61, Maps: 11)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 9.0" X 6.0"
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About the Book

Tibet's loss of independence to Communist China in 1951 has been the subject of bitterly competing views. Melvyn Goldstein's authoritative and comprehensive study presents a detailed, non-partisan account of the events that led to the demise of the Lamaist state.

About the Author

Melvyn C. Goldstein is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University, and co-author of Essentials of Modern Literary Tibet (New Delhi 1993)

Excerpts from Reviews:

"Goldstein's marvelous book, while compassionate, is also clearsighted… A magnificent study of modern Tibet."

-Jonathan Mirsky, New York Review of Books

"An extraordinary exposition- hard to surpass - of a most difficult and controversial historical period."

-Kidder SmithReligious Studies Review

"Masterfi….Goldstein examines, in the most intricate detail, the politics of the period when Tibet had de facto independence….[A] carefull, thoughtful and authoritative study."

-A. Tom Grunfeld, The China Quarterly

"If in your life you red only one book on Tibet, read this."

-Michael Hutt, South Asia Research


List of Illustrations


Explanation of Romanization and Abbreviations


Introduction: Tibetan Society 1913-1951

    1. The Early Years of the 13th Dalai Lama
    2. Tibet and the New Republic in China
    3. The Dalai Lama, the Army, and the Monastic Segment
    4. The Death of the 13th Dalai Lama
    5. The Fall of Kumbela
    6. In Search of a New Tibet: Lungshar's Reform Party
    7. The Mission of General Huang Mu-sung
    8. The British, the Chinese, and the Panchen Lama
    9. Reting Takes Control, Then Resigns
    10. Conclusion to Part One: The Reting Years

    1. The Early Years of the Taktra Regency: 1941-1943
    2. Change and Confrontation in the Twilight of World War II
    3. The Seeds of Rebellion
    4. The Reting Conspiracy
    5. The Victory Congratulations Mission, 1945-1946
    6. Further Attempts at International Visibility
    7. Tibet after the Fall of the Kuomintang
    8. The People's Liberation Army Ivades
    9. After the Fall of Chamdo
    10. Tibet Capitulates: The Seventeen-Point Agreement
    11. The Dalai Lama Returns to Lhasa

Conclusion: The Demise of the Lamaist State
Appendix A. Anglo-Chinese Convention of 1906

Appendix B. Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907

Appendix C. The Simla Agreements of 1914

Glossary of Tibetan Terms


Correct Tibetan Spellings

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