By Melvyn C. Goldstein
It's not attainable to totally comprehend modern politics among China and the Dalai Lama with no figuring out what happened--and why--during the Fifties. In a ebook that maintains the tale of Tibet's heritage that he started in his acclaimed A historical past of contemporary Tibet, 1913-1951: The death of the Lamaist country, 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 obvious files, and broad interviews with Tibetans, together with the Dalai Lama, and with chinese language officers. Goldstein furnishes attention-grabbing and occasionally fabulous photographs of those significant gamers as he deftly unravels the fateful intertwining of Tibetan and chinese language politics opposed to the backdrop of the Korean battle, the tenuous Sino-Soviet alliance, and American chilly warfare coverage.
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Additional resources for A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 2: The Calm before the Storm: 1951-1955 (Philip E. Lilienthal Books)
The three acting ministers were Thubden Ramyang (monk ofﬁcial), Shasur (also known as Shenkawa) (Gyurme Dorje), and Dombor (Kyenrab Wangchuk) (monk ofﬁcial). 7. The staff of seven junior ofﬁcials comprised two kadrung, two kandrön, and three Kashag shöpa, all of whom were aristocratic ofﬁcials. introduction 5 ing was done collectively, with consensus required for action. The fundamental power of the Kashag was that no secular matter could reach the ruler for settlement without ﬁrst passing through its hands.
Drönyerchemmo). He was the conduit to the Dalai Lama for such things as private petitions and requests for audiences, so although lower in rank than the jigyab khembo, he could be extremely powerful, because he controlled access to the Dalai Lama. In the period covered by this history, Phala was the inﬂuential and powerful lord chamberlain. Also important in the Dalai Lama’s entourage were his senior and junior tutors (and their assistants). They had constant access to the Dalai Lama and 4. The Dalai Lama’s secretariat was small.
12 THE (NATIONAL) ASSEMBLY, OR TSONDU The institution of the Assembly (tib. Tsondu) appears to have arisen during the 1860s when the lay aristocrat Shatra convened an ad hoc meeting that called itself “the great Ganden Monastery, Drepung Monastery, and the government ofﬁcials” (tib. gandredrungche). It deposed the regent and replaced him with Shatra. After Shatra’s death, the Assembly, or Tsondu, as it came to be called, selected the regents and came to play an important role in national affairs.