The Tibetan Government-in-Exile

Politics at Large
Author: Stephanie Römer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134057229
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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This book provides a detailed account of the structure and political strategies of the Tibetan government-in exile, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), in northern India. Since its founding in 1959, it has been led by the 14th Dalai Lama who struggles to regain the Tibetan homeland. Based on a theoretical approach on exile organizations – and extensive empirical studies in Asia – this book discusses CTA’s political strategies to gain national loyalty, and international support, in order to secure its own organizational survival and the ultimate goal: the return to Tibet. The book is organized around the two fundamental questions: firstly, how the CTA fosters its claims to be the sole representative of all Tibetans over the last decades in exile; and, secondly, which policies have been carried out in order to regain the homeland. The book is divided into four substantial chapters: the historical background, providing a review of pre-1959 political Tibet a theoretical section which covers the critical position of exile organizations an examination of the exile Tibetan community and government from the early years an analysis of crucial CTA policies. Innovative and unique, this book combines a political science approach with Tibetan studies to analyse exile-Tibetan politics in particular, and exile governments in general.

Rehearsing the State

The Political Practices of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile
Author: Fiona McConnell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118661230
Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE
Page: 240
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Rehearsing the State presents a comprehensive investigation of the institutions, performances, and actors through which the Tibetan Government-in-Exile is rehearsing statecraft. McConnell offers new insights into how communities officially excluded from formal state politics enact hoped-for futures and seek legitimacy in the present. Offers timely and original insights into exile Tibetan politics based on detailed qualitative research in Tibetan communities in India Advances existing debates in political geography by bringing ideas of stateness and statecraft into dialogue with geographies of temporality Explores the provisional and pedagogical dimensions of state practices, adding weight to assertions that states are in a continual situation of emergence Makes a significant contribution to critical state theory

The Future of Tibet

The Government-in-exile Meets the Challenge of Democratization
Author: Helen R. Boyd
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820457277
Category: History
Page: 121
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This book discusses the emergence of democracy's modernizing force in an exiled community with a political history based on a feudal theocracy. Since his exile almost forty years ago, the Dalai Lama and his government-in-exile have steered this fledgling democratic community toward the fulfillment of his dream of converting a theocracy to a democracy. The establishment of a tripartite government with separate powers and the development of a framework for a future democratic polity - if and when Tibetans regain their land - is a testament to the ongoing democratizing revolution.

The Tibetan Government-in-Exile

Politics at Large
Author: Stephanie Roemer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0203928148
Category: Political Science
Page: 228
View: 4431

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This book provides a detailed account of the structure and political strategies of the Tibetan government-in exile, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), in northern India. Since its founding in 1959, it has been led by the 14th Dalai Lama who struggles to regain the Tibetan homeland. Based on a theoretical approach on exile organizations – and extensive empirical studies in Asia – this book discusses CTA’s political strategies to gain national loyalty, and international support, in order to secure its own organizational survival and the ultimate goal: the return to Tibet. The book is organized around the two fundamental questions: firstly, how the CTA fosters its claims to be the sole representative of all Tibetans over the last decades in exile; and, secondly, which policies have been carried out in order to regain the homeland. The book is divided into four substantial chapters: the historical background, providing a review of pre-1959 political Tibet a theoretical section which covers the critical position of exile organizations an examination of the exile Tibetan community and government from the early years an analysis of crucial CTA policies. Innovative and unique, this book combines a political science approach with Tibetan studies to analyse exile-Tibetan politics in particular, and exile governments in general.

Tibet Factor in India-China Relations

A Study with Special Reference to the Tibetan Government in Exile
Author: Sebastian N
Publisher: Educreation Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Chinese invasion over Tibet had major impacts on the geopolitics in the Himalayan region. The political asylum that India gave to Dalai Lama and Tibetan refugees had complicated the relations between India and China significantly. In this context, this book broadly discusses the historical background of the Tibetan issue and also Tibet issue as a factor in India-China relations during the post British period. The book also focuses on the Tibetan Government in Exile – a government without a state - and its activities. How do the exile government functioning in Indian territory impact India-China relations at this point of time is something interesting which this book looks into.

Exile as Challenge

The Tibetan Diaspora
Author: Hubertus von Welck
Publisher: Orient Blackswan
ISBN: 9788125025559
Category: Refugees, Tibetan
Page: 488
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This Book Is An Attempt To Document The Lives Of Members Of The Exiled Tibetan Community In Indian And Elsewhere. It Thus Aims To Fill A Gap In Our Understanding. The Book Focuses On Two Main Themes: How Tibetans In Exile Preserve Their Culture, And How The Community Prepares Itself For The Return To Tibet. The Book Also Carries An Interview With His Holiness The Dalai Lama

A Doctor in Little Lhasa: One Year in Dharamsala with the Tibetans in Exile


Author: M. D. Timothy H. Holtz,Holtz
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1598588834
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 232
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Required reading for students searching for a connection between medical training and social justice. Timothy Holtz's intimate recounting of a year spent serving Tibetan refugees in India describes his struggles with being unable, as one young physician with only a year to spend, to fix the many wrongs he witnessed. Holtz concludes that "practicing good medicine-whether in a modern city or an impoverished refugee community-is far more complex than opening up a magic bag and handing out its contents." Although Holtz may not be aware of it, his memoir is a testament to the fact that he did in fact learn to practice good medicine, and he has been at it ever since. His year in "Little Lhasa" led Holtz to deepen his understanding not only of clinical medicine, but of the social roots of disease and of the indivisibility of health and human rights, broadly conceived. Students and practitioners alike will find this book inspiring. - Paul E. Farmer, Presley Professor, Harvard Medical School; and Co-founder, Partners in Health Timothy Holtz's account is no romance about the joys of practicing medicine among Tibetan exiles in northern India. It is rather about people's suffering from diseases that should easily be prevented, a doctor's efforts to provide good care without the resources he should have, and a community's struggles to cope with the consequences of torture. Even more important for the practice of medicine, it is a story of how a doctor's duty to take care of patients is quite inseparable from seeking to protect their human rights. - Len Rubenstein, Executive Director, Physicians for Human Rights Open this book to find a wonderful story about a transformative journey for a young physician. Timothy Holtz went to India with a purpose, to help Tibetan refugees in their struggle for a better life and better health. Little did he know how much his year working in a small hospital with few resources would change the trajectory of his life. Filled with stories that are both compassionate and humbling, it reminds us all that changing the world happens one person at a time. - Zorba Paster, Professor of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; and Author of The Longevity Code - Your Personal Prescription for a Longer Sweeter Life In this warm and sensitive memoir, Timothy Holtz portrays the challenges confronting the Tibetan exile community in Dharamsala as it struggles to preserve its culture and traditions. In recounting heartwarming stories of illness and healing, Holtz also reveals his own personal path of growth and discovery as a physician. The episodes he tells are sobering, but also inspiring, such as fighting drug-resistant tuberculosis in newly arrived refugees, and assisting nuns who survived torture in their native Tibet only to face the hardships of an unfamiliar country. I recommend this book for anyone interested in better understanding the lives of Tibetans in exile, as they fight to survive and to safeguard their traditional culture and human dignity. - Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Director, Emory-Tibet Partnership; and Spiritual Director, Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.

In Exile from the Land of Snows

The Definitive Account of the Dalai Lama and Tibet Since the Chinese Conquest
Author: John Avedon
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804173389
Category: History
Page: 512
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Tibet, “the roof of the world,” had been aloof and at peace for most of its 2,100 years. But in 1932, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, in his final testament, warned: “It may happen that here, in the center of Tibet, religion and government will be attacked both from without and from within.” By the time his successor was enthroned in 1950, the Chinese occupation had begun. In this gripping account, John F. Avedon draws on his work and travels with the Fourteenth Dalai Lama to bring us the riveting story of Tibet and its temporal and spiritual leader. Included is an extensive interview with the Dalai Lama, who speaks about the conditions in Tibet, the mind of a Buddha, and the events of his life. Rigorously researched, passionately written, the original edition of In Exile from the Land of Snows was instrumental in launching the modern Tibet movement when it was published in 1984. Now, some three decades later, Avedon’s testimony is more wrenching and relevant than ever. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Contemporary Tibet

Politics, Development, and Society in a Disputed Region
Author: Barry Sautman,June Teufel Dreyer
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765613547
Category: History
Page: 360
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Introduction: the Tibet question in contemporary perspective / Barry Sautman and June Teufel Dreyer -- Beyond the collaborator-martyr model: strategies of compliance, opportunism, and opposition within Tibet / Robert Barnett -- The Dalai Lama's autonomy proposal: a one-sided wish? / He Baogang -- The question of Tibet and the politics of the "real" / Amy Mountcastle -- Indirect representation versus a democratic system: relative advantages for resolving the Tibet question / Wang Lixiong -- Economic development in Tibet under the People's Republic of China / June Teufel Dreyer -- Economic policy and practice in contemporary Tibet / Dawa Norbu -- Market formation and transformation: private business in Lhasa / Hu Xiaojiang and Miguel A. Salazar -- Development and change in rural Tibet: problems and adaptations / Melvyn C. Goldstein [and others] -- Riding high on the Manchurian dream: three paradigms in the construction of the Tibetan question / P. Christiaan Klieger -- "Demographic annihilation" and Tibet / Barry Sautman -- Life in Lara village, Tibet / Yu Changjiang -- The Tibet question and the West: issues of sovereignty, identity, and representation / Dibyesh Anand -- The Tibet question: a new cold war / Xu Mingxu and Yuan Feng -- Tibet and the United States / A. Tom Grunfeld.

Wrestling The Dragon

In search of the Tibetan lama who defied China
Author: G Naher,Gaby Naher
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446408787
Category: Religion
Page: 320
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He's master of the PlayStation, he listens to rap music, he writes poetry and, in his eighteen-year-old hands, may hold the future of the Tibetan people. He is Ogyen Trinley Dorje, a Tibetan lama and the seventeenth incarnation of the Karmapa (third in line to the Dalai Lama). When he was fourteen, Ugyen fled Tibet and began his journey into exile - and the Chinese lost the boy they hoped would one day replace the Dalai Lama in the hearts of six million Tibetans. Today, he lives under house arrest, ostensibly being 'protected' by the Indian Government - which is more likely protecting its relationship with China. So begins the true story of the 17th Karmapa of Tibet, a story which has all the elements of a cracking tale: magical portents at his birth, a village childhood on the Roof of the World, attempted indoctrination by the Chinese-his short life provides a fascinating insight into the Contemporary Tibetan struggle, while his future as a religious leader of global significance is already being forecast. To write this story, Gaby Naher intends to travel throughout the region and interview key players of the Tibetan Government in Exile, as well as religious figures in the area.

Echoes from Dharamsala

Music in the Life of a Tibetan Refugee Community
Author: Keila Diehl
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520936003
Category: Music
Page: 337
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In "Echoes from Dharamsala, "Keila Diehl uses music to understand the experiences of Tibetans living in Dharamsala, a town in the Indian Himalayas that for more than forty years has been home to Tibet's government-in-exile. The Dalai Lama's presence lends Dharamsala's Tibetans a feeling of being "in place," but at the same time they have physically and psychologically constructed Dharamsala as "not Tibet," as a temporary resting place to which many are unable or unwilling to become attached. Not surprisingly, this community struggles with notions of home, displacement, ethnic identity, and assimilation. Diehl's ethnography explores the contradictory realities of cultural homogenization, hybridity, and concern about ethnic purity as they are negotiated in the everyday lives of individuals. In this way, she complicates explanations of culture change provided by the popular idea of "global flow."Diehl's accessible, absorbing narrative argues that the exiles' focus on cultural preservation, while crucial, has contributed to the development of essentialist ideas of what is truly "Tibetan." As a result, "foreign" or "modern" practices that have gained deep relevance for Tibetan refugees have been devalued. Diehl scrutinizes this tension in her discussion of the refugees' enthusiasm for songs from blockbuster Hindi films, the popularity of Western rock and roll among Tibetan youth, and the emergence of a new genre of modern Tibetan music. Diehl's insight into the soundscape of Dharamsala is enriched by her own experiences as the keyboard player for a Tibetan refugee rock group called the Yak Band. Her groundbreaking study reveals the importance of music as a site where official and personal, old and new representations of Tibetan culture meet and where different notions of "Tibetan-ness" are being imagined, performed, and debated.

The Tibetan Independence Movement

Political, Religious and Gandhian Perspectives
Author: Jane Ardley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135790248
Category: History
Page: 224
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Tibet has been occupied for over fifty years, yet no progress has been made in solving the Tibetan problem. The first serious analysis of the Tibetan independence movement, this book is also the first to view the struggle from a comparative perspective, making an overt comparison with the Indian independence movement. It rectifies the problem that the Tibetan independence movement is not taken seriously from a political perspective. The book is particularly concerned with the relationship between Buddhism and Tibetan politics and resistance, comparing this with the relationship between Hinduism and Gandhian political thought. It also expands on the limited literature concerning violent resistance in Tibet, examining guerilla warfare and the hunger strike undertaken by the Tibetan Youth Congress in 1998, rejecting the 'Shangri-la-ist' approach to Tibetan resistance.

Born in Sin

The Panchsheel Agreement : the Sacrifice of Tibet
Author: Claude Arpi
Publisher: Mittal Publications
ISBN: 9788170999744
Category: China
Page: 241
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Looks At The Gensis Of The Panchsheel Agreement Between India And China Which Surrenderd Tibet To China. What We Did Still Haunts Us. This Study Concludes With Some Tentative Proposals To Resolve The Current In Passe. 14 Chapters-Appendices-Bibliogrpahy-Index. 10 Maps, 6 Illustrations.

Buddhism Between Tibet and China


Author: Matthew Kapstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861718062
Category: Religion
Page: 480
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Exploring the long history of cultural exchange between 'the Roof of the World' and 'the Middle Kingdom,' Buddhism Between Tibet and China features a collection of noteworthy essays that probe the nature of their relationship, spanning from the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 CE) to the present day. Annotated and contextualized by noted scholar Matthew Kapstein and others, the historical accounts that comprise this volume display the rich dialogue between Tibet and China in the areas of scholarship, the fine arts, politics, philosophy, and religion. This thoughtful book provides insight into the surprisingly complex history behind the relationship from a variety of geographical regions. Includes contributions from Rob Linrothe, Karl Debreczeny, Elliot Sperling, Paul Nietupski, Carmen Meinert, Gray Tuttle, Zhihua Yao, Ester Bianchi, Fabienne Jagou, Abraham Zablocki, and Matthew Kapstein.

Feminism, Nationalism, and Exiled Tibetan Women


Author: Alex Butler
Publisher: Zubaan
ISBN: 9788186706527
Category: Nationalism and feminism
Page: 242
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On September , 1995, Tibetan nationalism and international feminism came together in front of a global audience when nine exiled Tibetan women staged a demonstration at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. From the Tibetan perspective, the women had created history by becoming the first Tibetans ever to hold a protest on Chinese soil. This book traces the history of organized political resistance by Tibetan women over the forty year period leading upto the Bejing Conference. It describes and analyses the development of the Tibetan Women s Association, the mass women s organization of the Tibetan exile community, and in particular the impact of feminism on it. It looks at the overlaps and tensions between nationalism and feminism, and examines how both can be constructed in exile. In doing so, the book raises questions of belonging and representation, of change and permanence, of political expediency and idealism. Overall, it provides a unique insight into the nature of Tibetan nationalism and its interaction with international forces and movemnents.

Encyclopedia of Monasticism


Author: William M. Johnston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113678716X
Category: Reference
Page: 2000
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Tibet since 1950

silence, prison or exile
Author: Human Rights Watch (Organization)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 183
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Through photographs, history, personal interviews, and stories, this collection looks beyond Tibet's Shangri-la image to the impact of Chinese political repression on Tibetan lives.

Born in Lhasa

The Autobiography of Namgyal Lhamo Taklha
Author: Namgyal Lhamo Taklha
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 9781559399319
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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It is a fabulous account of the old traditions of her culture and the inspiring strength with which she faced her own personal struggles and the loss of the world she knew as a child.

Varieties of Secularism in Asia

Anthropological Explorations of Religion, Politics and the Spiritual
Author: Nils Ole Bubandt,Martijn Van Beek
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136668640
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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Varieties of Secularism is an ethnographically rich, theoretically well-informed, and intellectually coherent volume which builds off the work of Talal Asad, Charles Taylor, and others who have engaged the issue of secularism(s) and in socio-political life. The volume seeks to examine theories of secularism/secularity and examine concrete ethnographic cases in order to further the theoretical discussion. Whereas Taylor’s magisterial work draws up the conditions and problems of a belief in God in Western modernity, it leaves unexplored the challenges posed by the spiritual in modernity outside of the North Atlantic rim. This anthology seeks to begin that task. It does so by suggesting that the kind of secularity described by Taylor is only one amongst others. By attending to the shifting relationship between proper religion and ‘bad faiths’; between politically valorised and embarrassing spiritual phenomena; between the new visibilities and silences of magic, ancestors, and religion in democratic politics, this book seeks to outline the particular formations of secularism that have become possible in Asia from China to Indonesia and from Bahrain to Timor-Leste. This book will appeal to students and scholars of Asian religion, politics and anthropology.

Tibetan Meditation


Author: Venerable Samdhong Rinpoche
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 9788183282185
Category: Philosophy
Page: 140
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This book consists of a series of talks given to a group of international students at The School of the Wisdom at the Theosophical Society headquarters in Chennai, India. The sheer simplicity and unimposing nature of Tibetan Buddhist meditation can be truly experienced with the words and expressions of this much admired scholar. From the concepts of Samatha and Vipassana to the Noble Eightfold Path; from the objects and methods of concentration to the totality of perception-it succinctly and beautifully captures the entire gamut of the principles of Buddhist meditation. Sharp and perceptive at the same time, it makes us think, prod, ask questions and find our own answers. Stemming from the author's own deep experiences of meditation, these pages strike a chord with the reader enabling him to touch an unexplored realm within.