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

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

by John Powers

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Overview

Despite Chinese efforts to stop foreign countries from granting him visas, the Dalai Lama has become one of the most recognizable and best loved people on the planet, drawing enormous crowds wherever he goes. By contrast, China's charismatically-challenged leaders attract crowds of protestors waving Tibetan flags and shouting "Free Tibet!" whenever they visit foreign countries. By now most Westerners probably think they understand the political situation in Tibet. But, John Powers argues, most Western scholars of Tibet evince a bias in favor of one side or the other in this continuing struggle. Some of the most emotionally charged rhetoric, says Powers, is found in studies of Tibetan history. narratives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198038849
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/14/2004
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

John Powers is a Reader at the Centre for Asian Studies and Histories at the Australian National University in Canberra. He is the author of numerous books, including A Concise Encyclopedia of Buddhism (2000) and Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism (1995).

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