Nestled high in the snow peaks of the Himalayas, Tibet has become a passionate symbol of spiritual freedom in the face of political oppression. But as China's power continues to grow, some argue that Tibet's fate is sealed, while others insist that Tibet will prevail with the help of the Dalai Lama and its immense spiritual power. As the world commemorates sixty years of occupation, East Asia expert Diane Wolff explores the vast history of Chinese-Tibetan relations, tracing the long and tangled history of the two nations from the days of the Mongol invasion, to the emergence of the Dalai Lama in the fifteenth century, and up to the contentious twentieth century. With her deep knowledge of the region Wolff creates a forward thinking blueprint for the China and Tibet problem, grounded in the history of the region and the reality of today's political environment that will guide both countries to peace.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan