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Author Halper, Lezlee Brown, author.

Title Tibet : an unfinished story / Lezlee Brown Halper, Stefan Halper.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  951.5 HAL    AVAILABLE
Description xxii, 367 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary "The mythologising of Tibet in the West and the Himalyan state's subsequent abandonment to China are recounted in this briskly-paced and revealing new history"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-353) and index.
Contents Earliest beginnings in the western imagination -- Sir Francis Younghusband : soldier, visionary, romantic -- British and Nazi versions of the Tibetan image -- Stilwell, the Burma hump, and the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) -- The first Truman administration -- The iron triangle : the China lobby, the red scare, and the Catholic Church -- Truman and India -- Tibetan independence : resting upon a three-legged stool -- The matter of Tibet's status -- Lowell Thomas in Tibet -- Major Douglas Mackiernan : a tragic incident -- "The Bearded Khampa" : Tibet's Paul Revere -- 1950 : the PLA invades Korea and Tibet -- Nehru's non-alignment, the Korean War, and Tibet -- The Dalai Lama and Henderson's plan -- Mr. Nehru again -- Formosa : the unsinkable aircraft carrier -- The Eisenhower era -- Pakistan : a new American ally -- The Panchsheel agreement : an Indo-Chinese condominium -- Nehru's bid for global prominence -- NSC Directive 5412 : structuring CIA operations -- Mobilizing religion -- Meanwhile, a world away -- Gyalo Thondup : a mystery wrapped in an enigma -- Washington's covert program in Tibet -- The South Asian Rubik Cube -- The Dalai Lama leaves Tibet -- Tibet and the United Nations -- The Dalai Lama, Nehru, and the Chinese : a difficult mix -- Appendix: Seventeen-point plan for the peaceful liberation of Tibet (1951).
Subject Myth -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century.
World politics -- 1945-1989.
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- History -- 1951-
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Foreign relations -- 20th century.
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Foreign public opinion, Western.
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Strategic aspects.
India -- Foreign relations -- China.
China -- Foreign relations -- India.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1953.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1953-1961.
Added Author Halper, Stefan A., author.
ISBN 9780199368365 (hardback) (acid-free paper)
0199368368 (hardback) (acid-free paper)

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