The 13th Dalai Lama’s diplomatic parleys in Peking in 1908

August 19, 2015 11:54 pm0 comments
The 13th Dalai Lama’s diplomatic parleys in Peking in 1908

This article appeared in the March-April 2015 edition of Tibetan Review. Matteo Miele* examines the diplomatic activities of the 13th Dalai Lama in Beijing during his escape there in the aftermath of the British invasion of Tibet in 1903-04, which explains why he made the 1912 declaration of Tibet’s independence: […]

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China’s White Paper on Tibet, 2015: The Case of an Empty Vessel?

April 23, 2015 2:15 pm1 comment
China’s White Paper on Tibet, 2015: The Case of an Empty Vessel?

Tshering Chonzom Bhutia* contends that China’ latest white paper on Tibet, issued on Apr 15, answers little but raises many questions (TibetanReview.net, Apr23, 2015) – China has just released a new white paper on Tibet titled ‘Tibet’s Path of Development is driven by an Irresistible Historical Tide’. More interesting than […]

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The Tibet issue as it remains

April 19, 2015 8:07 pm0 comments
The Tibet issue as it remains

This editorial appeared in the Jan-Feb 2015 edition of Tibetan Review. The last half a decade or so has not been the best of times for speaking about prospects for the resolution of the issue of Tibet. The state of Sino-Tibetan relations today is such that the Tibetan side keeps […]

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Being patriotic by collaborating with the enemy?

March 25, 2015 2:04 pm0 comments
Being patriotic by collaborating with the enemy?

This obituary appeared in the Jan-Feb 2015 edition of Tibetan Review. Tashi Tsering, 1929-2014 OBITUARY “Old” Tibet was devoid of self-made men. Your fate was sealed at birth and, as a result of deeds from your previous lives, supposed to be accepted with humility, whether you were peasant, nomad or […]

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A geopolitical reading of the 1913 Treaty between Tibet and Mongolia

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A geopolitical reading of the 1913 Treaty between Tibet and Mongolia

This article appeared in the Jan-Feb 2015 edition of Tibetan Review. An analysis of the geopolitical consequences of the treaty signed on 11 January, 1913 between Mongolia and Tibet, after the end of Ch’ing dynasty Despite an initial doubt about its validity under strict Western standards, the Tibeto-Mongol treaty of […]

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The Loose Reins Model: Why the Chinese Leadership Must Rethink Its Minorities Policy

March 19, 2015 1:28 am0 comments
The Loose Reins Model: Why the Chinese Leadership Must Rethink Its Minorities Policy

This article appeared in the Jan-Feb 2015 edition of Tibetan Review. Diane Wolff* argues that China’s orthodox communist ideology of ethnic sensitivity and assimilation practiced within the framework of a “tight reins” policy is inherently faulty, that it has failed and reportedly reached a dead end in Tibet, as well […]

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Rehabilitation policy unlikely to stem Tibetans’ emigration dreams

January 10, 2015 11:52 am0 comments
Rehabilitation policy unlikely to stem Tibetans’ emigration dreams

(Editorial appeared in the November-December 2014 edition of Tibetan Review.) On Oct 20 this year, the government of India issued a document titled “The Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy, 2014”. It is a significant document which enables one to know what the policy status of the Tibetans living in India since 1959 […]

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Tibetan protest self-immolation: ecology, health and politics

January 8, 2015 4:58 pm0 comments
Tibetan protest self-immolation: ecology, health and politics

Professor Colin D Butler* contends that aside from the politics of the issue and the last words left behind by many, the protest self-immolation by Tibetans under Chinese rule since Feb 2009 have a deeper underlying driving force rooted in the ecological devastation of their land which has severely affected […]

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Tibet: The cause célèbre without closure

January 2, 2015 1:07 pm0 comments
Tibet: The cause célèbre without closure

(This article appeared in the November-December 2014 edition of Tibetan Review.) Tibet as a cause célèbre has moved on, now drawing only incidental global attention, while the genocidal tragedy there keeps growing ever more serious; there is an urgent need for the wider international community to understand the gravity of […]

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The impediments to Tibetan entrepreneurial growth in India

December 10, 2014 6:47 pm0 comments
The impediments to Tibetan entrepreneurial growth in India

Tsewang Rigzin* says growth of modern enterprises is vital for sustaining the Tibetan community in India but finds that it is beset with legal, procedural and bureaucratic hurdles that need to be  addressed with urgency. With the help of many individuals and organizations I was able to conduct a study […]

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