THE DRAGON IN THE LAND OF SNOWS: A History of Modern Tibet since 1947
Author: Tsering Shakya
This definitive history of Tibet is based entirely on unpublished primary sources and written by a Western-educated Tibetan author. It shatters the popular perception of Tibet as an isolated Shangri-la unaffected by broader international developments and rises above the simplistic dualism so often encountered in accounts of Tibets contested recent history. Charting a clear course through the intricacies of the historical record, Tsering Shakya gives a balanced account of Tibets desperate attempts to maintain her independence and safeguard her cultural identity.