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Muslim, Trader, Nomad, Spy: China's Cold War and the People of the Tibetan Borderlands

Sulmaan Khan


In 1959, the Dalai Lama fled Lhasa, leaving the People's Republic of China with a crisis on its Tibetan frontier. This book tells the story of the PRC's response to that crisis and, in doing so, brings to life an extraordinary cast of characters: Chinese diplomats appalled by sky burials, Guomindang spies working with Tibetans in Nepal, traders carrying salt across the Himalayas, and Tibetan Muslims rioting in Lhasa. Moving from capital cities to far-flung mountain villages, from top diplomats to nomads crossing disputed boundaries in search of pasture, this book shows Cold War China as it has ... More

Keywords: diplomats, Dalai Lama, Lhasa, People's Republic of China, Tibet, Guomindang spies, Nepal, Himalayas, Tibetan Muslims, Cold War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469621104
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621104.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sulmaan Khan, author