Britain and Tibet 1765-1947: A Select Annotated Bibliography of British Relations with Tibet and the Himalayan States Including Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan

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Psychology Press, 2005 - History - 607 pages
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This bibliography is a record of British relations with Tibet in the period 1765 to 1947. As such it also involves British relations with Russia and China, and with the Himalayan states of Ladakh, Lahul and Spiti, Kumaon and Garhwal, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and Assam, in so far as British policy towards these states was affected by her desire to establish relations with Tibet. It also covers a subject of some importance in contemporary diplomacy. It was the legacy of unresolved problems concerning Tibet and its borders, bequeathed to India by Britain in 1947, which led to border disputes and ultimately to war between India and China in 1962. These borders are still in dispute today. It also provides background information to Tibet's claims to independence, an issue of current importance.
The work is divided into a number of sections and subsections, based on chronology, geography and events. The introductions to each of the sections provide a condensed and informative history of the period and place the books and article in their historical context. Most entries are also annotated. This work is therefore both a history and a bibliography of the subject, and provides a rapid entry into a complex area for scholars in the fields of international relations and military history as well as Asian history.
  

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Contents

Sources consulted I
1
General
11
First British contacts with the Himalayan area and the policy
34
Nepal 17881903
57
TibetanNepalese Wars 17881792
72
Western Tibet and the Western Himalayan area 18001903
116
Exploration in the Western Himalayas and Tibet 18461884
170
Sikkim 18141903
189
a General
268
Assam Himalayan Region to 1903
291
The Twentieth Century
334
Younghusband Expedition 19031904
357
British and Chinese relations with Tibet 19051914
399
Assam Himalayan Region 19051914
451
British and Chinese relations with Tibet 19141947
466
Britain China and Tibet 19331940
495

to 1847
195
Bhutan 18001903
224
Tibet and Western China 18001903
245
Assam Himalayan Region 19141947
537
IndiaChina border disputes
556
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Julie G. Marshall is a Research Associate in Asian Studies at La Trobe University in Melbourne where she was formerly Head Reference Librarian. She has published numerous bibliographic works in the field of social sciences and has traveled widely in the Himalayan Region including Tibet.

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