January 30, 2011

History of Tibet

Cultural/historical Tibet (highlighted) depict...Image via WikipediaCultural/historical Tibet (highlighted) depicted with various competing territorial claims.

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  • 1938–1939 German expedition to Tibet - Wikipedia
  • Bön - "Bön is the oldest extant spiritual tradition of Tibet... the pre-Buddhist religious practices of Tibetans that are "imperfectly reconstructed [yet] essentially different from Buddhism" and were focused on the personage of a divine king..." - Wikipedia
  • British expedition to Tibet - "The British expedition to Tibet during 1903 and 1904 was an invasion of Tibet by British Indian forces, seeking to prevent the Russian Empire from interfering in Tibetan affairs and thus gaining a base in one of the buffer states surrounding British India..." - Wikipedia
  • Foreign relations of Tibet - "The Foreign relations of Tibet are documented from the 7th century onward, when Buddhism was introduced by missionaries from India." - Wikipedia
  • History of European exploration in Tibet - "The location of Tibet, deep in the Himalaya mountains, made travel to Tibet extraordinarily difficult at any time, in addition to the fact that it traditionally was forbidden to all foreigners." - Wikipedia
  • History of Tibet - Wikipedia
  • Tibetan Empire - "From the 7th to the 11th century a series of emperors ruled Tibet... the power of the empire gradually increased ... in the opening years of the ninth century, its influence extended as far south as Bengal and as far north as Mongolia." - Wikipedia
  • Timeline of Tibetan history - Wikipedia

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