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 Tibetan Government-in-Exile

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

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 Agendas of Tibetan Refugees

Survival Strategies of a Government-in-Exile in a World of International Organizations
Author: Thomas Kauffmann
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1782382836
Category: Social Science
Page: 226
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Since the arrival of the first Tibetans in exile in 1959, a vast and continuous wave of international – especially Western – support has permitted these refugees to survive and even to flourish in their temporary places of residence. Today, these Tibetan refugees continue to attract assistance from Western governments, organizations and individuals, while other refugee populations are largely forgotten in the international agenda. This book shows and discusses how Tibetan refugees continue to attract resources, due, notably, to the dissemination of their political and religious agendas, as well as how a movement of Western supporters, born in very different conditions, guaranteed a unique relationship with these refugees.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The art of exile

paintings by Tibetan children in India
Author: Sarah K. Lukas,Kitty Leaken,Clare Harris,Museum of International Folk Art (N.M.),Friends of Tibetan Women's Association
Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 135
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The Tibetan Homes Foundation in Mussoorie, India, was established in 1962 under the direction of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It was formed as an emergency measure to receive the waves of refugee children arriving from Tibet, escaping persecution. Along with a standard English curriculum, THF has created a traditional living environment and classes that are designed to foster the knowledge and preservation of Tibetan culture. A painting club was established in 1995 by the Friends of Tibetan Women's Association to provide these children with a creative way to share their stories of leaving Tibet, their remembrances of home, and to give new and colorful expression to their lives as exiles in India.The Art of Exile: Paintings by Tibetan Children in India is a moving collection of interviews, photographs, and paintings from the children of Tibet-in-exile. It reveals the deep personal struggles and triumphs of these brave and vibrant individuals. It also illuminates the depth of commitment by the Tibetan people to keep their unique culture and language alive. Visually it presents often remarkably accomplished works of art, many that derive from the ancient thangka tradition of Tibet.

Tibetan Buddhism in Diaspora

Cultural re-signification in practice and institutions
Author: Ana Cristina O. Lopes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317572807
Category: Religion
Page: 266
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The imperialist ambitions of China – which invaded Tibet in the late 1940s – have sparked the spectacular spread of Tibetan Buddhism worldwide, and especially in western countries. This work is a study on the malleability of a particular Buddhist tradition; on its adaptability in new contexts. The book analyses the nature of the Tibetan Buddhism in the Diaspora. It examines how the re-signification of Tibetan Buddhist practices and organizational structures in the present refers back to the dismantlement of the Tibetan state headed by the Dalai Lama and the fragmentation of Tibetan Buddhist religious organizations in general. It includes extensive multi-sited fieldwork conducted in the United States, Brazil, Europe, and Asia and a detailed analysis of contemporary documents relating to the global spread of Tibetan Buddhism. The author demonstrates that there is a "de-institutionalized" and "de-territorialized" project of political power and religious organization, which, among several other consequences, engenders the gradual "autonomization" of lamas and lineages inside the religious field of Tibetan Buddhism. Thus, a spectre of these previous institutions continues to exist outside their original contexts, and they are continually activated in ever-new settings. Using a combination of two different academic traditions – namely, the Brazilian anthropological tradition and the American Buddhist studies tradition – it investigates the "process of cultural re-signification" of Tibetan Buddhism in the context of its Diaspora. Thus, it will be a valuable resource to students and scholars of Asian Religion, Asian Studies and Buddhism.

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.

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.

High Frontiers

Dolpo and the Changing World of Himalayan Pastoralists
Author: Kenneth Michael Bauer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231509022
Category: Science
Page: 336
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Dolpo is a culturally Tibetan enclave in one of Nepal's most remote regions. The Dolpo-pa, or people of Dolpo, share language, religious and cultural practices, history, and a way of life. Agro-pastoralists who live in some of the highest villages in the world, the Dolpo-pa wrest survival from this inhospitable landscape through a creative combination of farming, animal husbandry, and trade. High Frontiers is an ethnography and ecological history of Dolpo tracing the dramatic transformations in the region's socioeconomic patterns. Once these traders passed freely between Tibet and Nepal with their caravans of yak to exchange salt and grains; they relied on winter pastures in Tibet to maintain their herds. After 1959, China assumed full control over Tibet and the border was closed, restricting livestock migrations and sharply curtailing trade. At the same time, increasing supplies of Indian salt reduced the value of Tibetan salt, undermining Dolpo's economic niche. Dolpo's agro-pastoralists were forced to reinvent their lives by changing their migration patterns, adopting new economic partnerships, and adapting to external agents of change. The region has been transformed as a result of the creation of Nepal's largest national park, the making of Himalaya, a major motion picture filmed on location, the increasing presence of nongovernmental organizations, and a booming trade in medicinal products. High Frontiers examines these transformations at the local level and speculates on the future of pastoralism in this region and across the Himalayas.

Voice of An Exiled Tibetan

Hopes of freedom and struggle
Author: Yeshe Choesang
Publisher: Yeshe Choesang
ISBN: 8192698882
Category: Political Science
Page: 200
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This book is about the abuses of human rights in Tibet include restricted freedom of religion, culture, language, belief, and association. Particularly, Tibetans have faced arbitrary arrest and maltreatment in custody, including torture at the hands of Chinese authorities. Freedom of the Press in the China is still absent, and Tibet’s media is tightly controlled by the Chinese leadership, making it difficult to determine accurately the scope of human rights abuses. Today, China sees the Tibetan religion and culture as the main threat to the leadership of the Communist Party. Cover photo: After China’s 65-year-long brutal repression of the Tibetan people, Tibet is still an occupied territory and Tibetans live under constant military and police surveillance.

The Tibetan History Reader


Author: Gray Tuttle,Kurtis R. Schaeffer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231513542
Category: History
Page: 752
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Covering the social, cultural, and political development of Tibet from the seventh century to the modern period, this resource reproduces essential, hard-to-find essays from the past fifty years of Tibetan studies, along with several new contributions. Beginning with Tibet's emergence as a regional power and concluding with its profound contemporary transformations, the collection is both a general and specific history, connecting the actions of individuals, communities, and institutions to broader historical trends shaping Asia and the world. With contributions from American, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Tibetan scholars, the anthology reflects the international character of Tibetan studies and its multiple, interdisciplinary perspectives. By far the most concise scholarly anthology on Tibetan civilization in any Western language, this reader draws a clear portrait of Tibet's history, its relation to its neighbors, and its role in world affairs.