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The Resource Arrested histories : Tibet, the CIA, and memories of a forgotten war, Carole McGranahan

Arrested histories : Tibet, the CIA, and memories of a forgotten war, Carole McGranahan

Label
Arrested histories : Tibet, the CIA, and memories of a forgotten war
Title
Arrested histories
Title remainder
Tibet, the CIA, and memories of a forgotten war
Statement of responsibility
Carole McGranahan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1950s, thousands of ordinary Tibetans rose up to defend their country and religion against Chinese troops. their citizen army fought through 1974 with covert support from the Tibetan exile government of India, Nepal, and the United States. Decades later, the story of this resistance is only beginning to be told and has not yet entered the annals of Tibetan national history. In this book, the author shows how and why histories of this resistance army are "arrested" and explains the ensuing repercussions for the Tibetan refugee community. Recognition hinges on the Dalai Lama and "historical arrest", a practice in which the telling of certain past events is suspended until an undetermined time in the future. In this analysis, struggles over history emerge as a profound pain of belonging. Tibetan cultural politics, regional identities, and religious commitments cannot be disentangled from imperial histories, contemporary geopolitics, and romanticized representations of Tibet. Moving deftly from armed struggle to nonviolent hunger strikes, and from diplomatic offices to refugee camps, this book provides powerful insights into the stakes of political engagement and the cultural contradictions of everyday life. -- from Back Cover
Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGranahan, Carole
Dewey number
951.05/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS786
LC item number
.M3865 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Memory
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
Label
Arrested histories : Tibet, the CIA, and memories of a forgotten war, Carole McGranahan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Empire and the state of Tibet -- The pains of belonging -- 1956 : year of the fire monkey -- The golden throne -- History and memory as social practice -- War in exile -- In a clouded mirror -- Secrets, the CIA, and the politics of truth -- A nonviolent history of war -- Conclusion : truth, fear, and lies
Control code
503828130
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780822347712
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010017150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)503828130
Label
Arrested histories : Tibet, the CIA, and memories of a forgotten war, Carole McGranahan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Empire and the state of Tibet -- The pains of belonging -- 1956 : year of the fire monkey -- The golden throne -- History and memory as social practice -- War in exile -- In a clouded mirror -- Secrets, the CIA, and the politics of truth -- A nonviolent history of war -- Conclusion : truth, fear, and lies
Control code
503828130
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780822347712
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010017150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)503828130

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