Hostage of Beijing: The Abduction of the Panchen Lama

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The 11th Panchen Lama, Guendun Tcheukyi Nyima, one of the most important dignitaries in Tibet and officially recognized as such by the Dalai Lama, was kidnapped in 1995 by the Chinese authorities, together with his family, when he was just 6 years old. At about the same time, another child from the same village was appointed Panchen Lama by the Chinese, although he is not recognized by the Tibetan people. This text presents an investigation into the kidnapping of the Panchen Lama.

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Gilles van Grasdorff is a French journalist specializing in Tibetan affairs who has close links with the Tibetan communities in exile. He is the author of many books on Tibet, including 'Tibet: My Story', co-written with Jetsun Pema (sister of the Dalai Lama).

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Since the 17th century, reincarnated Panchen Lamas have administered the famous Tashilhunpo monastery and shared with the Dalai Lamas the forefront of the dominant Dge-lugs-pa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. This translation of the previously published Panchen-Lama: Otage De Pekin (Paris: Ramsay, 1998) relates the Byzantine interrelationships among the Panchen Lamas, Dalai Lamas, Tibetan aristocracy, and various Chinese regimes beginning with the Ninth Panchen Lama in 1900 and ending with the alleged Chinese abduction of the Eleventh in 1995. Van Grasdorff's telling, intended to spur action against the Chinese, is marred by awkward presentation (perhaps owing to translation), quoted conversations from private meetings without citation to a source, and this reviewer's inability to establish the author's credentials. Not recommended.AJames R. Kuhlman, Univ. of North Carolina Lib., Asheville
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