Beyond Shangri-La: America and Tibet's Move into the by John Kenneth Knaus PDF

By John Kenneth Knaus

ISBN-10: 0822352192

ISBN-13: 9780822352198

ISBN-10: 0822352346

ISBN-13: 9780822352341

Beyond Shangri-La chronicles kin among the Tibetans and the us for the reason that 1908, whilst a Dalai Lama first met with U.S. representatives. What used to be at the start alliance turned extra intimate and entangled within the past due Nineteen Fifties, while the Tibetan humans introduced an armed resistance move opposed to the chinese language occupiers. The Tibetans fought to oust the chinese language and to keep up the presence of the present Dalai Lama and his course in their kingdom. In 1958, John Kenneth Knaus volunteered to serve in a tremendous CIA software to aid the Tibetans. For the following seven years, as an operations officer operating from India, from Colorado, and from Washington, D.C., he cooperated with the Tibetan rebels as they applied American information to contest chinese language domination and to achieve overseas acceptance as an self reliant entity.

Since the overdue Fifties, the rugged get to the bottom of of the Dalai Lama and his humans and the turning out to be appreciate for his or her efforts to loose their fatherland from chinese language career have made Tibet's political and cultural prestige a urgent factor in overseas affairs. So has the conclusion by means of international locations, together with the U.S., that their geopolitical pursuits might top be served by means of the defeat of the chinese language and the success of Tibetan self-determination. Beyond Shangri-La presents certain perception into the efforts of the U.S. executive and devoted U.S. electorate to help a unfastened Tibet.

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