Political and Military History of Tibet  -  Volume II

Political and Military History of Tibet - Volume II

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Author: Gyaltse Namgyal Wangdue
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Yeshi Dhondup
Publisher: Library of Tibetan Works & Archives
Year: 2012
Language: English
Pages: 318
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789380359243


The Political and Military History of Tibet is virtually the first comprehensive Tibetan military history.

Based on many historical and biographical sources, including eyewitness accounts of many veterans of Tibetans’ war of resistance against the communist Chinese in 1950-59, as well as the author’s own experience during his military service in Tibet, this volume elaborates the evolution of the Tibetan Army and various wars it fought with foreign forces throughout the Tibetan history.

Besides military history, this volume covers Tibetan political history, especially Sino-Tibetan political intricacies and Tibetan internal political struggle during the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as detailed description of the XIV Dalai Lama’s miraculous escape to India in 1959 on the eve of PLA’s violent suppression.

The author, Namgyal Wangdu, is a retired army officer of the special Frontier Force (SFF), also known by Est. 22, based in Dehradun, India. HE also served as an army officer in the traditional Tibetan army Until 1959.



1. The Invasion of Tibet by Manchu Lu Chun’s Army, and their expulsion from Tibet
2. Internal Power Struggle during the periods of Regent Reting and Regent Taktra
3. The Status of Tibet on the Eve of the Chinese Communist invasion
4. The Chinese Communists Invade Tibet
5. Tibetan Resistance Movements
6. Chinese Military Suppression
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