Description - The Snow Lion and the Dragon by Melvyn C. Goldstein
Tensions over the political status of Tibet are escalating every day. The Dalai Lama has gained broad international sympathy in his appeals for autonomy from China, yet the Chinese government maintains a hard-line position against it. What is the history of the conflict? Can the two sides come to an acceptable compromise? In this thoughtful analysis, distinguished professor and longtime Tibet analyst Melvyn C. Goldstein presents a balanced view of the conflict as well as a proposal for the future. Clearly written and carefully argued, this book will become the source for anyone seeking to understand the "Tibet Question" during this dangerous turning point in its turbulent history.
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(210mm x 140mm x 12mm)
University of California Press
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Author Biography - Melvyn C. Goldstein
Melvyn C. Goldstein is John Reynolds Harkness Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University as well as Director of the University's Center for Research on Tibet. He is author or coauthor of over eighty articles and books on Tibet, including A History of Modern Tibet, 1913-1951 (California, 1989), Essentials of Modern Literary Tibetan: A Reading Course and Reference Grammar (California, 1991), and The Struggle for Modern Tibet: The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering (1997).