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A History of Modern Tibet, volume 2: The Calm before the Storm: 1951-1955

Melvyn Goldstein

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249417
eISBN:
9780520933323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249417.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

It is not possible to fully understand contemporary politics between China and the Dalai Lama without understanding what happened — and why — during the 1950s. Continuing the story of Tibet's history ... More


The Zünghar Invasion

Trent Pomplun

in Jesuit on the Roof of the World: Ippolito Desideri's Mission to Tibet

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377866
eISBN:
9780199869466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377866.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Desideri flees the capital to escape the Zünghar invasion of 1717 in the fourth chapter, which will largely be taken up by Desideri's narrative of the carnage that followed. This chapter outlines the ... More


Struggle for Buddhist Government

Peter Schwieger

in The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China: A Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168526
eISBN:
9780231538602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168526.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter details events that ultimately led to the incorporation of Tibet into the Qing Empire and its administration. These include the death of the fifth dalai Lama in 1682, which was kept ... More


The Dalai Lama Returns to Lhasa

Melvyn C. Goldstein

in A History of Modern Tibet, volume 2: The Calm before the Storm: 1951-1955

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249417
eISBN:
9780520933323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249417.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

The final decision about whether the Dalai Lama should return to Lhasa came after a three-day Assembly meeting of all government officials present in Yadong in early July 1951. The largest group in ... More


The Dalai Lama in Beijing

Melvyn C. Goldstein

in A History of Modern Tibet, volume 2: The Calm before the Storm: 1951-1955

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249417
eISBN:
9780520933323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249417.003.0021
Subject:
History, Asian History

The arrival of the Dalai Lama and his top officials in Beijing on 4 September 1954 opened a critical window of opportunity for the Chinese leadership. Winning over the Dalai Lama had been central to ... More


The Emperor Takes Control

Peter Schwieger

in The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China: A Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168526
eISBN:
9780231538602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168526.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses how the emperor increasingly used to the social role of the trülku for his own political agenda. It details the how important control of the Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism ... More


Initial Contacts and Strategies

Melvyn C. Goldstein

in A History of Modern Tibet, volume 2: The Calm before the Storm: 1951-1955

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249417
eISBN:
9780520933323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249417.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

The challenge for the Dalai Lama was to develop a strategy for Tibet to coexist successfully as part of the People's Republic of China. A new era in Tibet was clearly beginning, but it was not at all ... More


The Dalai Lama Goes to Beijing

Melvyn C. Goldstein

in A History of Modern Tibet, volume 2: The Calm before the Storm: 1951-1955

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249417
eISBN:
9780520933323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249417.003.0020
Subject:
History, Asian History

At the same time that an anti-Chinese resistance organization was developing in India, a major political event occurred within Tibet — an invitation from the Central Committee for the Dalai Lama to ... More


The Return to Lhasa

Melvyn C. Goldstein

in A History of Modern Tibet, volume 2: The Calm before the Storm: 1951-1955

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249417
eISBN:
9780520933323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249417.003.0022
Subject:
History, Asian History

After an amazing six months in Beijing and inland China, on 12 March 1955, the two lamas and their entourages set off for Qinghai Province to start their trip back to Tibet. Whenever the Dalai Lama ... More


The Panchen Lama and the People’s Liberation Army

Melvyn C. Goldstein

in A History of Modern Tibet, volume 2: The Calm before the Storm: 1951-1955

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249417
eISBN:
9780520933323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249417.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

Another thorny problem still outstanding in these early months was the return of the Panchen Lama. In addition to the lack of a unified strategy within the Tibetan government, there was also a ... More


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