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History As Propaganda: Tibetan Exiles versus the People's Republic of China

John Powers


Debates over how Tibetan history should be construed have raged for centuries and have been particularly intense in recent years. Chinese historians wish to construct a narrative that gives them a right to be in Tibet and that justifies China’s record since its takeover in the 1950s. Tibetan historians offer a very different picture, one that excludes China and pushes it to the periphery and derives Tibet’s history and culture from indigenous sources and India. One of the main contributions of this book is its exploration of the ideology that underlies China’s concern with Tibet and its willin ... More

Keywords: Tibet, China, history, historiography, colonialism, Buddhism, Chinese nationalism, Tibetan nationalism, Chinese minority discourses

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195174267
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005 DOI:10.1093/0195174267.001.0001


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John Powers, author
Australian National University
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