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Shakya: The Dragon in the Land of Snows : The History of Modern Tibet Since 1947. Pb

  • The Dragon in the Land of Snows : The History of Modern Tibet Since 1947.
  • Tsering Shakya
  • Paperback, c. 624 pages, 234 x 153 mm.
Based entirely on unpublished primary sources, this remarkable book -the first authoritative history of modern Tibet - is also the first to provide detailed accounts of: * The covert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.
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