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The Tibetan Independence Movement

Political, Religious and Gandhian Perspectives

Jane Ardley



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09 June 2015
Tibet has been occupied for over fifty years, yet no progress has been made in solving the Tibetan problem. The first serious analysis of the Tibetan independence movement, this book is also the first to view the struggle from a comparative perspective, making an overt comparison with the Indian independence movement. It rectifies the problem that the Tibetan independence movement is not taken seriously from a political perspective. The book is particularly concerned with the relationship between Buddhism and Tibetan politics and resistance, comparing this with the relationship between Hinduism and Gandhian political thought. It also expands on the limited literature concerning violent resistance in Tibet, examining guerilla warfare and the hunger strike undertaken by the Tibetan Youth Congress in 1998, rejecting the 'Shangri-la-ist' approach to Tibetan resistance.
By:   Jane Ardley
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   340g
ISBN:   9781138862647
ISBN 10:   1138862649
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   09 June 2015
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jane Ardley is a Lecturer in Politics in the School of Politics, International Relations and the Environment, Keele University. Her main areas of research and teaching are in contemporary Tibetan politics, democratisation in Asia, political sociology, Chinese politics, and Gandhian political thought.

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