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RZ-20585-00
A Political and Social History of the Cultural Revolution in Tibet (1966-1976)
Melvyn Goldstein, Case Western Reserve University

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On the Cultural Revolution in Tibet: The Nyemo Incident of 1969 (Book)
Title: On the Cultural Revolution in Tibet: The Nyemo Incident of 1969
Author: Melvyn C. Goldstein
Author: Ben Jiao
Abstract: Among the conflicts to break out during the Cultural Revolution in Tibet, the most famous took place in the summer of 1969 in Nyemo, a county to the south and west of Lhasa. In this incident, hundreds of villagers formed a mob led by a young nun who was said to be possessed by a deity associated with the famous warrior-king Gesar. In their rampage the mob attacked, mutilated, and killed county officials and local villagers as well as People's Liberation Army troops. This groundbreaking book, the first on the Cultural Revolution in Tibet, revisits the Nyemo Incident, which has long been romanticized as the epitome of Tibetan nationalist resistance against China. Melvyn C. Goldstein, Ben Jiao, and Tanzen Lhundrup demonstrate that far from being a spontaneous battle for independence, this violent event was actually part of a struggle between rival revolutionary groups and was not ethnically based. On the Cultural Revolution in Tibet proffers a sober assessment of human malleability and challenges the tendency to view every sign of unrest in Tibet in ethno-nationalist terms.
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/on-the-cultural-revolution-in-tibet-the-nyemo-incident-of-1969/oclc/225871392&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat listing
Secondary URL: http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520267909
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Access Model: Book
Publisher: University of California Press
Type: Multi-author monograph
ISBN: 9780520256828
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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