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  • Dragon in the Land of Snows: A History of Modern Tibet Since 1947

Dragon in the Land of Snows

Dragon in the Land of Snows: A History of Modern Tibet Since 1947...

Based entirely on unpublished primary sources, Tsering Shakya's groundbreaking history of modern Tibet shatters the popular conception of the country as an isolated Shangri-la unaffected by broader international developments. Shakya gives a balanced, blow-by-blow account of Tibet's ongoing struggle to maintain its independence and safeguard its cultural identity while being sandwiched between the heavyweights of Asian geopolitics: Britain, India, China, and the United States. With thorough documentation, Shakya details the Chinese depredations of Tibet, and reveals the failures of the Tibetan leadership's divided strategies. Rising above the simplistic dualism so often found in accounts of Tibet's contested recent history, The Dragon in the Land of Snows lucidly depicts the tragedy that has befallen Tibet and identifies the conflicting forces that continue to shape the aspirations of the Tibetan people today.

Series: Compass
Paperback: 608 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books (October 1, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0140196153
ISBN-13: 978-0140196153
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


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