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Epilogue: Peking-Lhasa-New Delhi

  • George Ginsburgs
  • Michael Mathos

Abstract

Recent outbreaks of violence in Tibet and northern India have once again drawn world attention to these remote, but strategically important, spots on the surface of the globe. Yet, actually these incidents cannot be termed particularly novel or entirely unexpected occurrences. They come as an almost inexorable culmination to a long series of political, diplomatic and military conflicts which have during the last ten years frequently embittered relations between Peking, Lhasa and New Delhi, and which were caused, primarily, by the incompatibility of the three capitals’ aims and desires in an area where their spheres of influence and interest overlapped. In order to under¬stand the current crisis, therefore, one must study the historical antecedents of the present problem, as well as the more nearly contemporary circumstances in which Red China has emerged as the dominant Power on the Tibetan highland and as a rival of India for supremacy over other vast tracts of territory along their mutual frontier.

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Indian Government Tibetan Autonomous Region Chinese Authority Preparatory Committee Chinese Border 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Ginsburgs
    • 1
  • Michael Mathos
    • 2
  1. 1.State University of IowaUSA
  2. 2.Planning Research CorporationUSA

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