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  Opening of Tibet
By: Perceval Landon




 
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Author: Landon Perceval

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An account of Lhasa and the country and people of Central Tibet and of the progress of the mission sent there by the English Government in the year 1903-4. Doubleday, New York 1905.

The key to the sitution in Tibet, which was now becomingdesperate, is to be found in the deliberate and steady determination of the Tibetans to do away with the Chinese suzerainty. This is a policy of long standing. Thirty-Five years ago the spirit of independence was already abroad in Tibet, and there was recognized progressive party, headed by no less a dignitary than the treasure of Gaden monastery. Under the old regime, as is well known, a consistent policy of regency, and therefore also a continual opportunity for the assertion and reassertion of Chinese suzerainty, for no regent could be appointed without the sanction of Chinese Emperior. The very election of the Dalai Lamas himself was theoretically subject to the approval of Peking, but this prerogative was seldom, or never, exercised. In order parts of his dominions the Chine Emperer made undoubted use of his rights.

The Opening of Tibet, Perceval, Ross and Perry, Softcover, 478 pp. $39.95

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