Tears of the lotus: accounts of Tibetan resistance to the Chinese invasion, 1950-1962

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McFarland & Co.,
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[1997]
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English
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In 1949 Mao Tse-tung first sent his People's Liberation Army into the eastern Tibetan province of Amdo; he followed with an invasion of the province of Kham in 1950. Ill-prepared, disorganized and badly outnumbered, the small Tibetan armed forces were no match for the invaders. At first the Chinese persuaded many Tibetans that their intent was merely to help them share in the future greatness and wealth that Mao had promised all. In a short time the Tibetan tribesmen realized, however, that the true purpose of the invasion was otherwise. Their religion and their freedom were at stake. Despite the repeated efforts by the Dalai Lama and others in Lhasa to dissuade them, the people resisted the Chinese--at great cost: over one million dead in the 1950s. This work includes accounts of the role of Tibetans who collaborated with the Chinese invaders, the resistance movement, the Dalai Lama's lack of support for the movement, and how even so the resistance made it possible for the Dalai Lama to escape from Lhasa in 1959.
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subject_facetGuerrillas -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- History
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Politics and government
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Politics and government -- 1951-
title_displayTears of the lotus : accounts of Tibetan resistance to the Chinese invasion, 1950-1962
title_fullTears of the lotus : accounts of Tibetan resistance to the Chinese invasion, 1950-1962 / Roger E. McCarthy
title_shortTears of the lotus
title_subaccounts of Tibetan resistance to the Chinese invasion, 1950-1962
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Politics and government