1st Edition

The British Empire and Tibet 1900-1922

ISBN 9780415646253
Published July 11, 2012 by Routledge
208 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

USD $62.95

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Book Description

In August 1904 Sir Francis Younghusband's invasion force reached the forbidden city of Lhasa. The British invasion of Tibet in 1903 acted as a catalyst for change in a world transformed by revolution, war and the rise of a new order. Using unofficial government sources, private papers and the diaries and memoirs of those involved, this book examines the impact of Younghusband's invasion and its aftermath inside Tibet.

Table of Contents

1. The Younghusband Invasion, 1900-1904  2. Masterly Inactivity: Britain's Non-involvement Policy, 1905-1908  3. Beyond the Frontier: The British Administration in Tibet, 1904-1908  4. Delicate Work: The Dalai Lama, The China Service and East Tibet, 1904-1909  5. Revolution, Invasion and Independence: Britain, Tibet and China, 1910-1913  6. Spreading the Rug: The Simla Conference and the Bipartite Settlement, 1912-1914  7. Jordan's Initiative: The China Service and East Tibet, 1914-1919  8. Lhasa Unveiled: Britain and Tibet in the Post War World, 1918-1922  Conclusion

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Dr Wendy Palace is a founder member of the Tibet Society at Cambridge University. She has worked as Lecturer in History at Durham University and as an Associate Lecturer for The Open University.


'The great value of Dr. Palace's study is to highlight the much neglected China angle to the Tibetan issue ... [this book is] helping to indicate the very important place of the Tibetan affair in the story of Western imperialism' - Asian Affairs