This book offers the most comprehensive account available of Tibetan nationalism, Sino-Tibetan relations, and the issue of Tibetan self-determination. It explores Tibet's ethnic origins, the birth of the Tibetan state, Tibet's quest for independence, and the Chinese takeover of Tibet after 1950.
1. Tibetan Ethnic Origins and Sino-Tibetan Ethnic Relations 2. Chinese Frontier Policies 3. Foundations of the Tibetan State 4. The Tibetan Empire 5. The Emergence of the Tibetan Buddhist State 6. Tibet Under the Ch'ing 7. The Thirteenth Dalai Lama and the Quest for Independence 8. Interregnum 9. The Chinese Invasion of Tibet 10. Chinese Nationality Policy and the Occupation of Tibet 11. The Revolt in Tibet 12. Tibet Transformed 13. The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in Tibet 14. Revival of Tibetan Nationalism 15. Internationalization of the Tibet Issue 16. Tibetan Self-Determination