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From Rome to Lhasa

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/9780195377866.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter provides back story. Desideri sails for India, arrives in Goa, meets Manoel Freyre, ascends into Ladakh, and enters Lhasa. This chapter shows how Desideri's rather exuberant letters ... More


Muslim, Trader, Nomad, Spy: China's Cold War and the People of the Tibetan Borderlands

Sulmaan Khan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621104
eISBN:
9781469623252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621104.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1959, the Dalai Lama fled Lhasa, leaving the People's Republic of China with a crisis on its Tibetan frontier. This book tells the story of the PRC's response to that crisis and, in doing so, ... More


Migration in the Tibetan Autonomous Region

Rong MA

in Population and Society in Contemporary Tibet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622092020
eISBN:
9789882207288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622092020.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

As one of the fundamental fields of research in population studies, migration involves movements that entail changing residence from a certain community type to another, and crossing the following ... More


Residential Patterns and Social Contacts between Han and Tibetan Residents in Urban Lhasa

Rong MA

in Population and Society in Contemporary Tibet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622092020
eISBN:
9789882207288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622092020.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

China has considered Han-Tibetan relations as a major concern since the first Lhasa street demonstration in 1987. Official reports and documents have often drawn attention to the central government's ... 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


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 Advance PLA Force Arrives in 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/9780520249417.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

On 9 September 1951, approximately six hundred troops of the Eighteenth Army Corps's Advance Force, under the command of Wang Qimei, arrived in Lhasa accompanied by Ngabö.These were the first PLA ... More


To Lhasa

Melvyn C. Goldstein, Dawei Sherap, and William R. Siebenschuh

in A Tibetan Revolutionary: The Political Life and Times of Bapa Phuntso Wangye

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240896
eISBN:
9780520940307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240896.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chagö Tomden and Phüntso Wangye had been careful to bring gifts—bricks of tea and silk—for the various officials they would need to deal with. Phüntso had heard many stories about the arrogance of ... More


The Food Crisis

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/9780520249417.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

The PLA now far outnumbered the Tibetan army. However, while the presence of this large influx of troops provided military security for the Chinese side, it further strained relations with the sitsab ... More


The Tibetan People’s Association

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/9780520249417.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

Tibetan politics traditionally was the prerogative of a tiny elite of lay and monk officials. There was no notion of popular democracy. However, the signing of the Seventeen-Point Agreement and the ... More


The Return of the Panchen Lama

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/9780520249417.003.0015
Subject:
History, Asian History

With the Dalai Lama back in Lhasa, a key issue for the Chinese was ensuring that the Panchen Lama returned to Tibet with his rights and powers restored. It was at their insistence that this issue had ... More


Winds of Change

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/9780520249417.003.0016
Subject:
History, Asian History

With the Kashag now in charge on the Tibetan side and Mao directly controlling and moderating operational decisions in Tibet on the Chinese side, a new era of cordiality and cooperation began. The ... More


From Lhasa to Yunnan

Melvyn C. Goldstein, Dawei Sherap, and William R. Siebenschuh

in A Tibetan Revolutionary: The Political Life and Times of Bapa Phuntso Wangye

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240896
eISBN:
9780520940307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240896.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

The group's trip to Chamdo was uneventful. However, Phüntso Wangye's meeting with Yuthok was not. He arrived in Lhasa at the end of 1947 together with his brothers Chömpel and Thuwang. Phüntso ... More


To Lhasa Again

Melvyn C. Goldstein, Dawei Sherap, and William R. Siebenschuh

in A Tibetan Revolutionary: The Political Life and Times of Bapa Phuntso Wangye

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240896
eISBN:
9780520940307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240896.003.0014
Subject:
History, Asian History

The agreement was now signed and Tibet ready to be peacefully liberated. But a significant problem remained. The central government wanted to make direct contact with the Dalai Lama as soon as ... More


With the PLA in Lhasa

Melvyn C. Goldstein, Dawei Sherap, and William R. Siebenschuh

in A Tibetan Revolutionary: The Political Life and Times of Bapa Phuntso Wangye

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240896
eISBN:
9780520940307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240896.003.0015
Subject:
History, Asian History

The main force of the 18th Army arrived in Lhasa, under the command of Zhang Guohua, who was the senior commander of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) forces in Tibet. The PLA leaders in Lhasa had ... More


A Year of Problems

Melvyn C. Goldstein, Dawei Sherap, and William R. Siebenschuh

in A Tibetan Revolutionary: The Political Life and Times of Bapa Phuntso Wangye

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240896
eISBN:
9780520940307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240896.003.0016
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1952, serious conflict was experienced on two fronts: with Tibetans in Lhasa and within the Communist Party in Tibet. But significant progress was also made in beginning to create new, modern ... More


Beginning Reforms

Melvyn C. Goldstein, Dawei Sherap, and William R. Siebenschuh

in A Tibetan Revolutionary: The Political Life and Times of Bapa Phuntso Wangye

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240896
eISBN:
9780520940307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240896.003.0018
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chen Yi clearly stated that reforms would be carried out in Tibet at some point. Under the leadership of Fan Ming, plans were made to start trial reforms in Tibet later in 1956, and Fan set about ... More


Tension in Lhasa

Melvyn C. Goldstein, Dawei Sherap, and William R. Siebenschuh

in A Tibetan Revolutionary: The Political Life and Times of Bapa Phuntso Wangye

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240896
eISBN:
9780520940307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240896.003.0019
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Dalai Lama arrived in Lhasa on April 1, 1957. In the summer of 1957, Phüntso Wangye returned to Beijing to attend that year's session of the National People's Congress. Not long after he arrived, ... More


Labeled a Local Nationalist

Melvyn C. Goldstein, Dawei Sherap, and William R. Siebenschuh

in A Tibetan Revolutionary: The Political Life and Times of Bapa Phuntso Wangye

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240896
eISBN:
9780520940307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240896.003.0020
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Central Committee decided to bring Phüntso Wangye to Beijing. His new work assignment would be as deputy director of the Nationalities Institute at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The ... More


Theos Bernard, the White Lama: Tibet, Yoga, and American Religious Life

Paul Hackett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158879
eISBN:
9780231530378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158879.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In 1937, Theos Casimir Bernard (1908–1947), the self-proclaimed “White Lama,” became the third American in history to reach Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. During his stay, he amassed the largest ... More


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