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The Snow Lion and the Dragon: China, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama

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This volume, in spite of its brevity, will be welcomed by anyone curious about the “Tibet Question,” its history, and prospects for its resolution. Melvyn Goldstein, Director of Case Western Reserve University’s Center for Research on Tibet, is one of the West’s ablest students of Tibet. In The Snow Lion and the Dragon he presents a fair and balanced explanation of those factors that have contributed to the present crisis in Chinese-Tibetan relations as well as some serious suggestions for a melioration of tensions. Neither the principals involved in the crisis nor their ardent propagandists are likely to be pleased by this book which offers history rather than ideology and honest possibilities rather than nostalgic dreams.