John Kenneth Knaus's Beyond Shangri-La: America and Tibet's Move into the PDF

By John Kenneth Knaus

ISBN-10: 0822352192

ISBN-13: 9780822352198

ISBN-10: 0822352346

ISBN-13: 9780822352341

Beyond Shangri-La chronicles kinfolk among the Tibetans and the U.S. on the grounds that 1908, whilst a Dalai Lama first met with U.S. representatives. What used to be first and foremost a far off alliance grew to become extra intimate and entangled within the overdue Nineteen Fifties, whilst the Tibetan humans introduced an armed resistance circulate opposed to the chinese language occupiers. The Tibetans fought to oust the chinese language and to take care of the presence of the present Dalai Lama and his course in their state. In 1958, John Kenneth Knaus volunteered to serve in an enormous CIA software to help the Tibetans. For the following seven years, as an operations officer operating from India, from Colorado, and from Washington, D.C., he cooperated with the Tibetan rebels as they applied American tips to contest chinese language domination and to realize overseas acceptance as an self sufficient entity.

Since the past due Nineteen Fifties, the rugged get to the bottom of of the Dalai Lama and his humans and the transforming into appreciate for his or her efforts to loose their place of birth from chinese language career have made Tibet's political and cultural prestige a urgent factor in overseas affairs. So has the belief via international locations, together with the U.S., that their geopolitical pursuits might most sensible be served through the defeat of the chinese language and the success of Tibetan self-determination. Beyond Shangri-La presents certain perception into the efforts of the U.S. executive and devoted U.S. electorate to aid a loose Tibet.

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