The Tibetan Rebellion of 1959 and China's Changing Relations with India and the Soviet Union

  title={The Tibetan Rebellion of 1959 and China's Changing Relations with India and the Soviet Union},
  author={Jian Chen},
  journal={Journal of Cold War Studies},
  pages={101 - 54}
  • Jian Chen
  • Published 31 July 2006
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Cold War Studies
Tibet, which had enjoyed de facto independence from 1911 to 1950, was resubordinated to China in late 1950 and 1951 through a combination of political pressure and military force. On 10 March 1959 a mass revolt broke out in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Amid growing turmoil, the 14th Dalai Lama fled the capital. After Chinese troops moved into Lhasa on 20 March to crush the rebellion, the Tibetan leader took refuge in neighboring India. The Chinese People's Liberation Army quelled the unrest and… 

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