China's view of Tibet
March 2, 2009 10:57 AM Subscribe
West 'uses Tibet to attack China'.
posted by shetterly (33 comments total)
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Against a background of Chinese authorities denying police had shot a young Tibetan monk who tried to set himself on fire
, China has issued Fifty Years of Democratic Reform in Tibet
. For a little background: FACTBOX - Historical ties between China and Tibet
Xinhua has a flurry of articles on Tibet. Origin of the title of "Dalai Lama" and its related background
tells about "soul boys" and how Chinese authorities have always approved the choices of Dalai Lamas. White paper: Tibetan people suffered from feudal serfdom, darker than medieval Europe
has a great quote from Edmund Candler's The Unveiling of Lhasa
, "Powerful lamas controlled everything in Tibet, where even the Buddha himself couldn't do anything without the support of the lamas."
A warning: With Chinese sources in English, you have to watch more carefully for typos and copyeditor errors. For example, that White paper
says, "All the farmers in Tibet are serfs saddled with lifelong debts, and it is almost impossible to find any of them who have paid off their debts," French traveler Alexandre David-Neel wrote in his book, Old Tibet Faces New China.
. That should be "Alexandra
David-Neel wrote in her
Also perhaps of interest: Relics renovation promotes employment in Tibet
and Tibet to spend 450 mln yuan on environmental protection
An earlier MeFi post on related issues: Chinese Nationalism