Tibet and China: In the 21st Century Non-violence Vesus State Power
By: John Heath (author)Hardback
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The Chinese occupation of Tibet is one of the world's hot-button issues, but the social and political realities of the situation are more complex than commonly acknowledged and change frequently over time. John Heath's overview lends perspective to this conflict through a calm examination of the situation as it stands, as well as reviewing how it has arrived at the present state of affairs. Heath enquires into the origin of Mao Zedong's influences, rise to power and eventual decision to invade Tibet, and examines Chinese policy towards the country from Mao's time right up to the recent change of administration headed by Hu Jintao. Simultaneously, Heath reports on the various changes Tibetans have faced under Chinese rule, from eroding cultural traditions and ecology to economic development. The second part of the book addresses the contentious human-rights aspect of China's actions in Tibet, and explores the very real, and realistic, question of how best to negotiate with China to achieve a solution acceptable to both parties.
John Heath is a retired professor of economics and consultant, and former director of the MBA programme at the London Business School. Since 1987 he has shifted his focus from management and economics to human rights. In addition to authoring numerous reports for various international organisations and NGOs on Chinese and Mongolian economic issues, he has for the last seventeen years conducted research for the Tibetan Government-in-Exile and helped set up a treatment centre for Tibetan survivors of torture.
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