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By Melvyn C. Goldstein

It isn't really attainable to completely comprehend modern politics among China and the Dalai Lama with no figuring out what happened—and why—during the Nineteen Fifties. In a publication that maintains the tale of Tibet's background that he begun in his acclaimed A heritage of contemporary Tibet, 1913-1951: The dying of the Lamaist nation, Melvyn C. Goldstein significantly revises our realizing of that key interval in midcentury. This authoritative account makes use of new archival fabric, together with by no means ahead of visible files, and broad interviews with Tibetans, together with the Dalai Lama, and with chinese language officers. Goldstein furnishes attention-grabbing and occasionally superb pictures of those significant avid gamers as he deftly unravels the fateful intertwining of Tibetan and chinese language politics opposed to the backdrop of the Korean warfare, the tenuous Sino-Soviet alliance, and American chilly battle policy.

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