The Dalai Lama Goes to Beijing

Melvyn C. Goldstein

in A History of Modern Tibet, volume 2

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780520249417
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933323 | DOI:
The Dalai Lama Goes to Beijing

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At the same time that an anti-Chinese resistance organization was developing in India, a major political event occurred within Tibet — an invitation from the Central Committee for the Dalai Lama to visit China. In the spring of 1954, the Central Committee set September as the date for the inaugural meeting of the National People's Congress. With things going well in Tibet, this was to be China's first chance to gain direct access to the Dalai Lama and influence his attitudes and thinking. The invitation to the Dalai Lama had another important consequence; it led to a revival of the People's Association.

Keywords: anti-Chinese resistance; Dalai Lama; India; China; Tibet

Chapter.  6126 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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