Elliot Sperling

March 13, 2009

A Year After the March 2008 Protests

I would like, at the outset, to express my gratitude to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China for inviting me to appear before you today. I have […]
March 8, 2009

Le Tibet et la Chine: l’interprétation de l’histoire depuis 1950

Résumé Cet article analyse la façon dont l’histoire du Tibet et ses relations avec la Chine ont été interprétées et décrites en Chine depuis 1950. La […]
November 27, 2008

He Has Got It Wrong

In the end, China was right. It is all about the Dalai Lama. Following a week-long “special meeting” to discuss the future of the Tibetan movement, […]
March 17, 2008

Big Brother Is Watching

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.
July 11, 2002

Some Considerations on the Tibet Issue

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 […]
December 31, 2001

»Orientalismus« und Aspekte der Gewalt in der tibetischen Tradition

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 […]
December 31, 2001

“Orientalism” and Aspects of Violence in the Tibetan Tradition

The dragon year of 1640-41, as described by the Fifth Dalai Lama in his autobiography, was marked by some rather unsettling events. Problems the Gelugpa (dGe […]
December 31, 2000

The 1913 Tibeto-Mongol Treaty: its International Reception and Circulation

Alas, Compatriots! Mongolia and Tibet are surely lost! Dismemberment is now surely in front of our very eyes. It is surely the end of our 5,000 […]