CONTENTS:- 1. China's Policy in the Early Reform Era. 2. Historical Background and Status of Tibet. 3. Argument of China and Tibet. 4. China's Claim to Tibet is Factor in Border Dispute. 5. China'a Development Strategy in Tibet. 6. Political System of Tibet. 7. China Invasion in Tibet. 8. Pure Land Concepts in Tibet.
The Chinese government claims for this time period are a matter of some controversy. For instance they claim to have “liberated the Tibetan serfs” but many Tibetans were nomads or owned their own land rent free, and for those who were under obligations, there is controversy about whether their status is similar to the European serf and how onerous the obligations were. Also the system based on recognition of “reincarnated Lamas” meant that any children from any family (though mostly males) might become recognised as the religious and political leaders of the nest generation. This unusual system of government has no analogy in the European system. There are other differences as well. Also starvation was common in China at the time, but was not common in Tibet. There are widely varying accounts of the effect of the takeover on welfare of Tibetans. This work is essentially useful for scholars researchers social activists academics government functionaries and the general reader alike.