History of Tibet
Tibetan history, as it has been recorded, is particularly focused on the history of Buddhism in Tibet. This is partly due to the pivotal role this religion has played in the development of Tibetan, Mo...
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Dalai Lama cancels entire US tour, including UMass Amherst visit
Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, has canceled his upcoming appearance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst along with his entire U.S. tour.
China accuses Dalai Lama of 'profaning' Buddhism by signalling end to reincarnation
A bizarre dispute involving the Dalai Lama and the Chinese Communist Party has broken out at China's annual meeting of parliament.
Incorporation of Tibet into the People's Republic of China - Discovering China - TIbet - Roof of the World
Alina: Hi, I'm Alina Wang Ben: And I'm Ben Hedges Alina: This week we will be heading to the high, snowy mountains of Tibet. Ben: Finding out about the histo...
Tibetan Empire
The Tibetan Empire existed from the 7th to 9th centuries AD when Tibet was unified as a large and powerful empire, and ruled an area considerably larger than the Tibetan Plateau, stretching to parts o...
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Potala Palace
The Potala Palace (Tibetan: པོ་ཏ་ལ, Wylie: Po ta la, ZYPY: Bodala; simplified Chinese: 布达拉宫; traditional Chinese: 布達拉宮; pinyin: Bùdálā Gōng) in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region...
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Princess Wencheng
Princess Wencheng (Tibetan: Mung-chang Kungco; Chinese: 文成公主; pinyin: Wénchéng Gōngzhǔ; Wade–Giles: Wen-ch'eng Kung-chu; 628–680/2), surnamed Li, was a member of a minor branch of the roya...
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Mongol-Tibetan relations in the 13th and 14th centuries
The Mongol invasion of Tibet can refer to the following campaigns by the Mongols against Tibet. The earliest is the alleged plot to invade Tibet by Genghis Khan in 1206, which is considered anachronis...
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Yuan Dynasty
The Yuan (/juːˈɑːn/) dynasty (Mongolian script: ᠶᠡᠬᠡ ᠦᠨ ᠤᠯᠤᠰ, Mongolian Cyrillic: Их Юань Улс; Chinese: 元朝; pinyin: Yuán Cháo), officially the Great Yuan (Chinese: 大元; pinyin:...
Tibet during the Ming Dynasty
The exact nature of relations between Tibet and the Ming dynasty of China (1368–1644) is unclear. Analysis of the relationship is further complicated by modern political conflicts and the application ...
Tibet during the Ming Dynasty - Wikipedia
Phagmodrupa Dynasty
The Phagmodrupa dynasty or Pagmodru (Tibetan: ཕག་མོ་གྲུ་པ་, Wylie: phag-mo-gru-pa, Chinese: 帕木竹巴; IPA: /pʰʌ́kmoʈʰupa/) was a dynastic regime that held sway over Tibet or parts thereof from 1354 to the...
Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama /ˈdɑːlaɪ ˈlɑːmə/ is a lama of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" school of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Tsongkhapa (1357–1419). The 14th and current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso, recognized sinc...
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Gendun Drup, 1st Dalai Lama
Gendun Drup (Tibetan: དགེ་འདུན་གྲུབ།, Wylie: dge-'dun grub, 1391–1474), also known as Gendun Drub and Kundun Drup, was considered posthumously to be the first of Tibet's Dalai Lamas, who are ...
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Golden Urn
The Golden Urn refers to a method introduced since the 18th century to select Tibetan lamas. In Tibet, on several occasions, children believed to be the reincarnations of the Dalai Lama or the Panchen...
Social classes of Tibet
There were three main social groups in Tibet prior to 1959, namely ordinary laypeople (mi ser in Tibetan), lay nobility (sger pa), and monks. The ordinary layperson could be further classified as a pe...
Historical money of Tibet
The use of historical money in Tibet started in ancient times, when Tibet had no coined currency of its own. Bartering was common, gold was a medium of exchange, and shell money and stone beads were u...
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History of exploration in Tibet
Tibet has attracted European missionaries and explorers for over 500 years. The location of Tibet, deep in the Himalaya mountains, made travel to Tibet extraordinarily difficult at any time, in addit...
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British Expedition to Tibet
The British expedition to Tibet began in December 1903 and lasted until September 1904. The expedition was effectively a temporary invasion by British Indian forces under the auspices of the Tibet Fro...
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Tibet (1912-1951)
The historical era of Tibet from 1912–1951 is marked following the collapse of the Qing dynasty in 1912, when the Provisional Government of the Republic of China replaced the Qing dynasty as the gover...
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Sino-Tibetan War
The Sino-Tibetan War is a war that began in 1930 when the Tibetan army under the 13th Dalai Lama invaded Xikang and Yushu in Qinghai in a dispute over monasteries. Ma clique warlord Ma Bufang secretly...
1938—1939 German expedition to Tibet
The 1938-1939 German Expedition to Tibet was a German scientific expedition from May 1938 to August 1939, led by German zoologist and SS officer Ernst Schäfer.
The Reichsführer-SS Himmler was atte...
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Tibet since 1950
The history of Tibet from 1950 to the present started with the Chinese People's Liberation Army invading Tibet in 1950–51. Before then, Tibet had declared independence from China since 1913. In 1951, ...
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Invasion of Tibet (1950-1951)
The Battle of Chamdo (Chinese: 昌都之战), also referred to as the Invasion of Tibet, the Chinese invasion of Tibet, or officially in China as the Liberation of Tibet was a military campaign by the Peo...
Invasion of Tibet (1950-1951) - Wikipedia
Government of Tibet in Exile
The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA; Tibetan: Tsänjöl Bhömī Drikdzuk, lit. "Exile Tibetan People's Organisation"), is an organization based in India with the stated goals of "reh...
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14th Dalai Lama
The 14th Dalai Lama (religious name: Tenzin Gyatso, shortened from Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, born Lhamo Dondrub, 6 July 1935) is the current Dalai Lama, as well as the longes...
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Tibetan sovereignty debate
The Tibetan sovereignty debate refers to two political debates. The first is whether the various territories within the People's Republic of China (PRC) that are claimed as political Tibet should sepa...
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Human rights in Tibet
Human rights in Tibet is a contentious issue. According to a 1992 Amnesty International report, judicial standards in China, including in Tibet, were not up to "international standards". The report ch...
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