Tibet is now a focal point in international politics. Drawing on newly available archives, this provides important background for this controversy, situating Tibet in the context of the Anglo-Russian rivalry in Asia at the end of the last century. The author shows the importance role of Russian foreign policy for and describes Tibet's relations with Russia, China, Great Britain, and Mongolia. She shows how the Anglo-Russian convention of 1907 created an opportunity for China to strengthen its position in Tibet and provides details on the Dalai Lama's declaration of independence following the Chinese Revolution in 1911.
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Tatiana Shaumian is Deputy Head at the Centre for Indian Studies Moscow; and a Member, Editorial Board, 'Orient' Moscow.Review:
`will be especially valued as a viewpoint culled from detailed studies of Russian records'
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Book Description New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. ix, 223 pages ; 22 cm. I. Tibet Caught between China and British India at the End of the Nineteenth Century --II. The Far-Eastern and Tibet Policies of Russian Tsarism. Ngavang Losang Dorjieff and His Role in the Establishment of Russo-Tibetan Relations. Press Reports on Russia's Secret Treaties with China and Tibet and British Reactions. The Question of the Establishment of a Russian Consulate in Kandin (Da-Tszin-Lu) --III. Russia's 'Threat to India' and Lord Curzon. British Invasion of Tibet 1903-4 and Russia's Attitude --IV. The Dalai Lama's Sojourn in Mongolia Gauged through Russian Diplomatic Activity. The Question of the Dalai Lama's Passage to Russia. Agvan Dorjieff's Negotiations in St. Petersburg. Bookseller Inventory # 7ri45