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Dragon In The Land Of Snows The History of Modern Tibet since 1947 by Tsering Shakya

Dragon In The Land Of Snows The History of Modern Tibet since 1947


Dragon In The Land Of Snows The History of Modern Tibet since 1947 by Tsering Shakya

Based entirely on unpublished primary sources, this remarkable book -the first authoritative history of modern Tibet - is also the first to provide detailed accounts of: * The covert political manoeuverings in Tibet and the role of the Tibetan, Chinese and British governments; * The Dalai Lama's escape in 1959; * The CIA's involvement and the establishment of a secret military base in the Nepalese Himalayas; * The British government lying to the UN and Douglas Hurd's role in that process; * The power struggles during th Cultural Revolution and the mass uprising against the Chinese that has remained secret until now.

About the Author

Tsering Shakya was born in Tibet in 1959. In 1967, with the onslaught of the Cultural Revolution, his family fled to India. Following secondary education in England he went to the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University and in 1982 graduated with BA Hons in History and Social Anthropology. Over the last ten years Tsering Shakya has regularly briefed politicians on Tibet at the Foreign Office and the European Parliament. He has written numerous articles, taken part in television and radio discussions, and is frequently consulted on Tibetan matters by the BBC, The Times the Observer and the Guardian. In addition to his work as a journalist, broadcaster, researcher and adviser he is the author of Fire Under the Snow: The Testimony of a Tibetan Prisoner (1997). In recognition of his work in 1997 Tsering Shakya was awarded a four-year Research Fellowship in Tibetan Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

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Publication date

21st January 1999


Tsering Shakya

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Pimlico an imprint of Vintage Publishing


624 pages


Asian history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000



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