Tibet and Nationalist China's Frontier

Tibet and Nationalist China's Frontier : Intrigues and Ethnopolitics, 1928-49

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In this ground-breaking study, Hsiao Ting Lin demonstrates that theChinese frontier was the subject neither of concerted aggression on thepart of a centralized and indoctrinated Chinese government nor of anideologically driven nationalist ethnopolitics. Instead, Nationalistsovereignty over Tibet and other border regions was the result ofrhetorical grandstanding by Chiang Kai-shek and his regime. Tibetand Nationalist China's Frontier is invaluable for anunderstanding of past and present China-Tibet relations.

Tibet and Nationalist China's Frontier makes acrucial contribution to the understanding of past and presentChina-Tibet relations. A counterpoint to erroneous historicalassumptions, this book will change the way Tibetologists and modernChinese historians frame future studies of the region.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23.11mm | 560g
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • English
  • 10 b&w illustrations, 2 maps, 3 tables
  • 0774813016
  • 9780774813013
  • 1,968,981

Table of contents


Part 1: The Setting

1 The Nationalist Government, National Image, and TerritorialFragmentation in the Prewar Decade (1928-37)

2 The Professed Policy, the Policy Planners, and the ImaginedSovereignty

Part 2: The Prewar Decade, 1928-37

3 The Unquiet Southwestern Borderlands

4 The Mission to Tibet

5 The `Commissioner' Politics

Part 3: The Wartime Period, 1938-1945

6 Building a Nationalist-controlled State in Southwest China

7 The Issue of China-India Roadway via Tibet

8 Rhetoric and Reality in Wartime China's Tibetan Concerns

Part 4: The Postwar Period, 1945-49

9 Postwar Frontier Planning vis-a-vis non-Han SeparatistMovements

10 The Sera Monastery Incident




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About Hsaio-Ting Lin

Hsiao-ting Lin is a Visiting Fellow at the HooverInstitution, Stanford University.
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