A combination of factors has come together, including Tibetan awareness of China's sensitivity to negative international attention in the build-up to the Olympics and the arrival of March 10, the day when Tibetans mark the 1959 uprising against China. But the most important element has to be the persistent, underlying resentment of China's presence in Tibet. The banned Tibetan national flag has been unfurled in Lhasa and on its streets the familiar cry for Tibet's independence has been shouted.
Statement by Elliot Sperling, Associate Professor of Tibetan Studies and Chair, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, Congressional-Executive Commission on China, June 10, 2002 I […]
In seiner Autobiographie beschrieb der 5. Dalai Lama das Drachenjahr 1640/41 als ein Jahr voller beunruhigender Ereignisse. Angesichts der noch ungesicherten politischen Stellung der Gelugpa-Sekte sah […]