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    David G. Atwill

    Chapter from the book: Atwill, D. 2018. Islamic Shangri-La: Inter-Asian Relations and Lhasa’s Muslim Communities, 1600 to 1960.


    Lhasa changed dramatically with the arrival of the People’s Liberation Army in 1951. Despite the sudden appearance of the Chinese communists and the swift acceptance by many global powers of China’s control over Tibet, Tibet’s traditional diplomatic ties to Nepal, Bhutan and Sikkim remained in place for several years. Conversely, China’s interest in expanding China’s influence in those states remained an open question to many outside of China. This chapter adopts a broad lens approach to the region also showing how Nepalese politician K.I. Singh’s decision to flee to China in 1951 also offers a rare insight to China’s attitude towards Nepal, Bhutan and Sikkim.

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    Atwill, D. 2018. Himalayan Asia. In: Atwill, D, Islamic Shangri-La. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.55.d

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    Published on Oct. 8, 2018


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