Tibetan nation: a history of Tibetan nationalism and Sino-Tibetan relations

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Westview Press, Oct 24, 1996 - History - 732 pages
This detailed history offers the most comprehensive account available of Tibetan nationalism, Sino-Tibetan relations, and the issue of Tibetan self-determination. Warren Smith explores Tibet's ethnic and national origins, the birth of the Tibetan state, the Buddhist state and its relations with China, Tibet's quest for independence, and the Chinese takeover of Tibet after 1950.Focusing especially on post-1950 Tibet under Chinese Communist rule, Smith analyzes Marxist-Leninist and Chinese Communist Party nationalities theory and policy, its application in Tibet, and the consequent rise of Tibetan nationalism. Concluding that the essence of the Tibetan issue is self-determination, Smith bolsters his argument with a comprehensive analysis of Tibetan and Chinese histories and their close interrelationship.

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TIBETAN NATION: A History of Tibetan Nationalism and Sino-Tibetan Relations

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A quiet, scholarly, but devastating study of Tibet from the earliest times to the present. While there is useful material on the ethnic origins of the Tibetans and their early history, Smith, an ... Read full review

Contents

Chinese Frontier Policies
19
Foundations of the Tibetan State
37
The Tibetan Empire
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Warren W. Smith Jr., an independent scholar in Alexandria, Virginia, received his Ph.D. in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

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