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by Elliot Sperling

  • ISBN: 1932728120
  • Category: History
  • Author: Elliot Sperling
  • Subcategory: Asia
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: East-West Center Washington (June 20, 2004)
  • Pages: 64 pages
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1 Policy Studies 7 The Tibet-China Conflict: History and Polemics Elliot Sperling East-West Center Washington.

Academic journal article Policy Studies. The Tibet-China Conflict: History and Polemics

Academic journal article Policy Studies. The Tibet-China Conflict: History and Polemics. Academic journal article Policy Studies. The status of Tibet is at the core of the dispute, as it has been for all parties drawn into it over the past century. China maintains that Tibet is an inalienable part of China.

The fundamental place of history in the Tibet issue is not something imposed by outside parties.

When Chinese writers and political figures assert that Tibet is a part of China, they do so not on the basis of Chinese rule being good rule (although they do not hesitate to make that assertion, either), but on the basis of history. As one of China's more well-known spokesmen once put it, "'Is Tibet, after all, a part of China?' History says it i. The fundamental place of history in the Tibet issue is not something imposed by outside parties.

The status of Tibet has been at the core of the Tibet-China conflict for all parties drawn into it over the past century

The status of Tibet has been at the core of the Tibet-China conflict for all parties drawn into it over the past century. China maintains that Tibet is an integral part of China. Elliot Sperling is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. Series: Policy Studies.

East-West Cente. olicy Studies. The Tibet-China conflict : history and polemics. Authors: Sperling, Elliot. LC Subject Headings: Tibet (China) - History Tibet (China) - Politics and government - 1951- China - Politics and government - 1976- Central-local government relations - China - Tibet.

Sperling studied modern and classical Tibetan, perfected his knowledge of modern and classical Chinese, and wrote his doctoral dissertation . Sperling, Elliot (2004). The Tibet-China Conflict: History and Polemics (PDF). Washington: East-West Center.

Sperling studied modern and classical Tibetan, perfected his knowledge of modern and classical Chinese, and wrote his doctoral dissertation, Early Ming Policy toward Tibet: An Examination of the Proposition that the Early Ming Emperors Adopted a "Divide and Rule" Policy toward Tibet, in 1983 A product of the public education system, Sperling took his first faculty position also at a public institution, the University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

China maintains that Tibet is an inalienable part of China oceedings{Sperling2004TheTC, title {The Tibet-China Conflict: History and Polemics}, author {Elliot Sperling}, year {2004} }. Elliot Sperling.

China maintains that Tibet is an inalienable part of China. Tibetans maintain that Tibet has historically been an independent country. In reality, the conflict over Tibet's status has been a conflict over history. When Chinese writers and political figures assert that Tibet is a part of China, they do so not on the basis of Chinese rule being good rule (although they do not hesitate to make that assertion, either), but on the basis of history. oceedings{Sperling2004TheTC, title {The Tibet-China Conflict: History and Polemics}, author {Elliot Sperling}, year {2004} }.

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Sperling starts the discussion by first looking at the modern day arguments presented by both parties. At the heart of the prevailing Chinese position is the contention that Tibet has been an integral and inseparatable part of China since the early 13th Century Yuan dynasty.

The status of Tibet has been at the core of the Tibet-China conflict for all parties drawn into it over the past century. China maintains that Tibet is an integral part of China, while Tibetans maintain that Tibet has historically been an independent country. In reality the conflict over Tibet's status has been a conflict over history. When Chinese writers and political figures assert that Tibet is a part of China, they do so on the basis of history. The People's Republic of China has pointedly accused the Dalai Lama of duplicity, stating that his unwillingness to recognize that Tibet has been an integral part of China for centuries renders his attempts to compromise on the Tibet issue unacceptable. The centrality of history in the question of Tibet's status could not be made clearer. This paper is a guide to the historical arguments made by the primary parties to the Tibet-China conflict. It draws on the key assertions about the issue as they have been framed in Chinese and Tibetan to examine the extent to which positions on the Tibet issue that are thought to reflect centuries of popular consensus are actually very recent constructions, often at variance with the history on which they claim to be based.
Reviews about The Tibet-China Conflict: History and Polemics (Policy Studies) (2):
Fenrikasa
This book is a very short overview of the conflicting historical narratives that both the PRC and the Tibetan GIE have constructed in the past half century. At only 36 pages the text is very concise and very straightforward. It gives the two perspectives, and analyses both of them and their basis in historical fact, or lack thereof, using primary Chinese and Tibetan source material, with ample footnotes and bibliography.

The text is very moderate in it's conclusions, which is refreshing for such a polarized issue. Not only are both the PRC and the GIE's narratives based in half-truth fashion (emphasizing different historical periods or facts depending on what sounds better to either side's cause), but both are very recent constructs that have only formed in the past few decades, and have changed at various periods.

The last chapter on "The Invasion Question, or What Constitutes Tibet?" and the conclusion are very useful sections.
Cala
in 1986 according to this tract, the tibetan academy of sociology published a book entitled tibet has always been an inseperable part of china with documentation of the treaties between tibet and china. in light of this one wonders how the tibetans can sustain an argument that tibet has never been a part of china. comissioned by the congress of the united states the document is illuminating and causes one to wonder how the tibetans came to their conclusions about the legitimacy of an independent tibet.

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