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    Chinese Occupation of Tibet

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    Chinese Occupation of Tibet In 1949, China entered Tibet using military force and has been occupying the country since. During China’s occupation of Tibet, countless human rights violations have been committed towards the Tibetan citizens. By killing off and forcing millions of Tibetans out of their country, destroying most of the Tibetan monasteries and forcing Communist beliefs on the Tibetans, China has succeeded in permanently altering the Tibetan culture. Tibet has received some support from

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    Tibetan Women Under Chinese Occupation

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    Tibetan Women Under Chinese Occupation Prior to the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959, Tibetan women were treated with the utmost respect. They served as equals to men, nothing less and in some instances even more. However, since the Chinese have occupied Tibet the status of Tibetan women in the country has changed. Women’s basic human rights are violated every day under the Chinese, rights such as reproduction and education. They face violence and coercion and must live their lives in

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    Helling English 10 3 March 2014 Chinese occupation of Tibet Starting in the early 1950’s China began an invasion and occupation of neighboring Tibet. For centuries Tibetans had lived in their own, independent country with their own religion and culture along with their own government. Over this time period China and its people have seen Tibet in a different way; they see it as always being part of China. This is an important issue for not just Tibetans and Chinese, but for the world even with many

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    Tibetan Independence

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    The Question of Tibetan Independence China has occupied the Tibetan plateau with military force for over 50 years now. The legitimacy of Chinese claims to lawful control over Tibet is an extremely complicated issue, in many ways made more difficult by the unusual relationship Tibet maintained in relation to the international community before 1950. There are several competing considerations regarding Tibet’s rightful status, each to be addressed in turn. A historical account is necessary to

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    The Tibetan Family

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    indirectly affected by the Chinese occupation. The Tibetan people have been forced to abandon their old methods and principles that defined who they were as a culture and now have to try to adapt to the new ones that have been forced upon them. This paper will examine the many ways in which Tibetan families have been directly and indirectly affected through examining the inherent components that define a Tibetan family, and how these have changed since the Chinese occupation. Family life in Tibet has

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    Women in Tibet

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    Women in Tibet Although Buddhism embraces compassion as the means to end suffering, the Chinese occupation of 1949 used force and torture to manipulate the Tibetan people, despite the country’s strong pacifist beliefs. Chinese troops aimed to imprison anyone who demonstrates support for the Dalai Lama and often looked for excuses to make public mockeries of these people. In order to implement this idea of genocide in Tibetan culture, China used the practice of ethnic cleansing, or eliminating

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    democratic method, the method of discussion, or criticism, of persuasion and education and not by the method of coercion or repression.” This statement was made by Mao Tse Tung, the Communist leader of China, in February of 1957. Seven years earlier, Chinese forces had invaded and begun the destruction of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism. The Plateau of Tibet comprises nearly the entire southeastern portion of China. Wedged between the Kunlun and Himalayan Mountain Ranges it is a beautiful plateau with breathtaking

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    China and Tibet

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    Tibetans from feudal serfdom in 1951. Since then the People’s Republic of ... ... middle of paper ... ...nd The Dalai Lama, Pg.15 [18] Dawa Norbu, China’s Tibet Policy, Pg. 381 [19] Nathan Sivin, The Contemporary Chinese Almanac, Pg.52 [20] Nathan Sivin, The Contemporary Chinese Almanac, Pg. 52 [21] The House of International Relations Committee: U.S. Policy Considerations In Tibet, March 2000 [22] Dawa Norbu, China’s Tibet Policy, Pg. 230 [23] Eric S. Margolis, War at the Top of

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    remained steadfast is Tibet before the Chinese occupation in 1950, with the integration Buddhism into a political system where the head of state is a religious figure, the position of Dalai Lama. Many have debated and criticized the mixture of religion and government but Tibet is an exception to the rule and these sentiments. There are many different factors that led to the stabilization and prosperity of the Tibetan state before the Chinese communist occupation in 1950. Most fundamentally, the integration

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    Tibetan Oracles

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    first time that the spirit of Nechung was possessed in a human being. The name of oracle was Drag Trang Go-Wa Lobsang Palden. Many oracles used to be present in Tibet, but their numbers have diminished as a result of various factors such as Chinese occupation. However, the phenomenon of oracles still remains central to Tibetan life. The oracle is not only used to predict the future, but they are also sometimes used as protectors and healers. The main function of oracles in Tibet is to answer

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