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Timo Schmitz: "An Overview of Tibetan History, Part 6: Tibet in Republican China, foreign occupation and liberation by the Chinese army in the 1950s" (2015) [PDF]

In 1912, the Chinese Qing dynasty collapsed. In the last years of the Qing dynasty, Tibet had to deal with two invasions conducted by the Britaish who occupied the province for 2 years, until they offered China to rebuy the province. 109 more words

China

Lobsang in Tibetan Chupa

Lobsang Dorjee, 26. Tibetan.

What’s your usual day like?
Before when I used to work as a cook at Lhamo’s Croissant I was busy all day. 24 more words

India

Woman protesting Chinese rule in Tibet sets herself on fire

Tsepe Kyi set herself alight in the centre of a town in Aba county, known in Tibetan as Ngaba county, in southwest Sichuan province.

DHARAMSALA, Dec 22: A young Tibetan woman has set herself on fire today in restive Ngaba County in Eastern Tibet’s Amdo Province, according to an exiled Tibetan living in Dharamsala with contacts in the region. 356 more words

Consecrating a Sacred image

On September 1, 2014 in Amdo, Tibet, an official consecration ceremony was held for the newly erected statue of the Lord of the teachings, the Great Lama Drenpa Namkha.  247 more words

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Slightly late post this week – I am on the move again.

This past week was the National Day Golden Week holiday in China (the other Golden Week vacation is in the early spring, for Chinese New Year). 744 more words

Travel

Learn to appreciate thangka - Zangzu of Amdo in Qinghai

fot. Agata Pienkosz

Recommended cultural route in Amado part of Gangsu and Qinghai Province:  if you have a week or little less: Xiahe (direct bus from Lanzhou lub Jiuzhaigou) Xiahe – Tongren (direct bus in the morning at 7) Tongren – Kambala Park (hop on the bus to Xining and tell the driver to drop you at intersection to Kambala Park, then bargin for Hui or Zhanghu taxi lift to Kambala Park entrance) Kambala Park – Guide  (bargin for the van route through the park to Guide, really worth it picturesque route) – Qinghai Lake – Xining (direct bus, last at 16, be prepare that trying to catch the last one you will end up one day longer at the lake’s shore because all the tickets will be already sold out, in the summer season it is allowed to camp at the Qinghai Lake’s shore) 199 more words

Unique Cultural Travel

Ascending the pass on the Mt. Amnye Machen kora

Mt. Amnye Machen has long been considered a sacred mountain and a place of pilgrimage. In the past, up to 10,000 Tibetans would make the 120-mile circumambulation of the mountain each year. 31 more words

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