Life In The Red Flag People’s Commune
Dhondub Choedon was born in 1942 in the Nyethang district of the Lhoka region of Tibet. Her family was what the Chinese would later call among the serf class, since they belonged to the estate of Dhargyal Ling Monastery, which was part of the Labrang (monastic estate) of Ling Rinpoche. They were one of twenty families who had to do labor for the Dhargyal Ling Monastery in order to provide food for the monks.



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Son Of Mount Everest
Dhingri Ngawang was a former Tibetan Army soldier who was arrested two days after the beginning of the 1959 revolt against Chinese rule over Tibet simply because he had been in the Tibetan Army.



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Memoirs Of A Graduate
New Tibet, by Tsering Dorje Gashi, is the story of a Tibetan who was educated at the Beijing National Minorities Institute from 1956 to 1961. He was one of many Tibetans educated at the various minority nationality institutes, most of whom were sent back to Tibet after the 1959 revolt.



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Tibet Under Chinese Communist Rule
Tibet Under Chinese Communist Rule is a collection of twenty-seven Tibetan refugee statements published by the Information and Publicity Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1976. At that time Tibet was closed to the outside world and Chinese propaganda was mostly unchallenged in portraying Tibet as having abolished the former system of feudal serfdom and having achieved democratic reforms and socialist transformation as well as self-rule within the Tibet Autonomous Region.



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Tibet's Path Of Devlopment
China’s ninth (April 2015) State Council White Paper on Tibet, titled Tibet’s Path of Development is Driven by an Irresistible Historical Tide, pursues the theme of all previous White Papers: that the issue of Tibet is about progress, development, and inevitable change, to the exclusion of any political issues about Tibet’s past or present political status.



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Regional Ethnic Autonomy
In September, 2015, China published another State Council White Paper on Tibet, the second that year. This White Paper, titled Successful Practice of Regional Ethnic Autonomy in Tibet, was issued on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Tibet Autonomous Region in 1965.



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Tibet Transformed
This is by far the most lengthy (550 pages), authoritative (although biased) and informative account in English of the 30-year period of Tibet's history from 1950 to 1980, when few but sympathetic socialist journalists had access.



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Transformation Of Tibetan National Identity
This article is a revised and updated synopsis of a series of RFA “Expert on Tibet” programs, originally broadcast in 2000, on China’s attempt to transform Tibetan national and cultural identity, to integrate Tibet into China, and to transform Tibetans into Chinese.



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Lhasa, The Open City
This article is a revised and updated synopsis of a series of RFA “Expert on Tibet” programs, originally broadcast in 2000, on China’s attempt to transform Tibetan national and cultural identity, to integrate Tibet into China, and to transform Tibetans into Chinese.



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When Serfs Stood Up In Tibet
Anna Louise Strong was 73 years old in 1959 when she went to Tibet. Although describing herself as an American journalist, she was a proponent of the Chinese Communists from the earliest years, writing her first book about the revolution in China, China's Millions, in 1927.



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The Timely Rain
The Timely Rain is the title of a book written by an English couple, Stuart and Roma Gelder, about their trip to Lhasa in 1962.1 The title refers to a poem written by the Dalai Lama for Mao in 1954 in which the Dalai Lama refers to Mao as the "timely rain" needed in Tibet.



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High Peaks, Pure Earth
High Peaks, Pure Earth is the title of the collected works on Tibetan history and culture by Hugh Richardson, a British diplomat who became a historian of Tibet. He was British representative in Lhasa from 1936 to 1940 and again from 1946 to 1950, during which time he did many studies on ancient and modern Tibetan history. He wrote numerous articles on Tibetan history and culture, all of which have been published in this book of his collected writings.



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Orphans Of The Cold War
Orphans of the Cold War is a history of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) support for the Tibetan Resistance against China. The author, John Kenneth Knaus, was one of the CIA officers responsible for the Tibet operation.



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Historical Status Of China’s Tibet
The Historical Status of China’s Tibet is the title of a Chinese Government propaganda publication that attempts to substantiate China’s claim that Tibet is an inalienable part of China. This book was originally published in Chinese and distributed widely within China. It was awarded the Excellent Book Award in 1996.



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China's Tibet Policy
Dawa Norbu was for many years the editor of Tibetan Review. He received a doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley and was, until his death in 2006, a professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Tibetan history and politics.



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Panchen Lama’s 70,000 Character Petition
In May 1962 the Panchen Lama, the then acting chairman of the Preparatory Committee for the Tibet Autonomous Region (PCTAR), submitted a personal petition to Zhou Enlai, the premier of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), expressing concerns about the results of the suppression of the 1959 revolt and the subsequent “democratic reforms” campaign.



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Red Star Over Tibet
Dawa Norbu was for many years the editor of Tibetan Review. He received a doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley and until his death in 2006 was a professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India.



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China’s Exploitation Of Tibet’s Mineral Resources
Gabriel Lafitte has done extensive research on mining in Tibet. His new book, Spoiling Tibet, is the best analysis to date of the history of Chinese state-sponsored mining in Tibet, its current status and its future in Chinese plans for Tibet.



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Voices From Tibet
Voices From Tibet is a recently published collection of articles about Tibet by Tsering Woeser and her husband Wang Lixiong. The articles were translated into English and published by a Chinese-American woman named Violet Law. Woeser is well-known to many Tibetans as a commentator on the political situation in Tibet. Wang Lixiong is a Chinese democracy activist and supporter of Tibetan human rights.



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A Reply To China’s White Paper On Tibet
In October 2013, China published its eighth White Paper on Tibet. China’s State Council White Papers are the highest level official publications of the PRC and a major part of its international propaganda.



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