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Freeing Tibet: 50 Years of Struggle, Resilience, and Hope

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In March of 1959, a 23-year-old Tibetan youth named Tenzin Gyatso burst onto the world stage. Fleeing his native country to govern in exile from India, the Dalai Lama would go on to become one of the great leaders of our time. Then, in March 2008, the diplomat, icon, and winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize was blamed for inciting violence in Tibet's traditional capital of ...more
Hardcover, 279 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by AMACOM/American Management Association (first published 2009)
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Brett Folk
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Imagine waking up and realizing that the country you live in has been invaded. Then imagine fighting for over 60 years to regain your once independent country. This is the scenario the region of Tibet has been going through for over 60 years, and also what my book Freeing Tibet: 50 Years of Struggle, Resilience, and Hope is about. The book is told in third person so there wasn’t a main character. It is set in a region of China n
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Michael Mcclelland
Aug 01, 2011 Michael Mcclelland rated it really liked it
An intelligent and readable account of the efforts of Tibetans - and the related positions of successive U.S. administrations - to exercise autonomy and maintain cultural and religious traditions after 20th century Chinese colonisation of their territory.



While the question of historical Tibetan sovereignty isn't as cut-and-dried as this book makes out, what seems certain is that a distinct cultural group was subjugated by Communist authorities as part of the "Chinese Civil War" (an estimated 40-
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Rinchen
This was one of my exhibition books. I haven't read all the chapters in the book but i read majority of the chapters. I thought that this was a really good book on Tibet because it had a lot of information that i didn't know before, for example it talked a lot about the CIA's involvement in the Tibet-China issues and how President Eisenhower actually helped Tibet with military before Mao Zedong had hit the cultural revolution in Tibet and before Mao wanted to get rid of the four old and said tha ...more
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