“Resistance and Unity: The Chinese Invasion, Makchi Shangri Lhagyal, and a History of Tibet (1947-1959)” By Tashi Gelek, Dorjee Damdul and Tashi Dhondup

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Published by Notion Press, “Resistance and Unity: The Chinese Invasion, Makchi Shangri Lhagyal, and a History of Tibet (1947-1959)” by Tashi Gelek, Dorjee Damdul and Tashi Dhondup and edited by Carole McGranahan, is an intellectual and familial labor of love and important contribution to the contemporary history of Tibet.

The book was launched in Zurich in September 2019 with a public event.

According to Warren W. Smith, author of Tibetan Nation: A History of Tibetan Nationalism and Sino-Tibetan Relations:

This book is an important addition to the history of Tibetan opposition to the Chinese takeover of their country. Shangri Lhagyal was one of many Tibetans who refused to cooperate with the Chinese as they tried to substantiate and legitimate their claim to sovereignty over Tibet. He, like many others, was forced into open opposition as the only honorable option. Although he modestly resisted a leadership role in the Resistance, his competence and reputation for integrity led others to choose him as one of the most important Resistance leaders. Although he did not leave an extensive written record, several members of his family have admirably filled in the historical record of the events in which he played such an important role. As the editors of this account have emphasized, it is important for Tibetans as well as the outside world to know the true history of the Tibetan resistance to China’s forcible imposition of its rule over the formerly independent country.

Article about the book by author Dorjee Damdul: http://www.tibetanreview.net/opinion-the-last-words-of-a-tibetan-freedom-fighter/

Publishers’ page about the book: https://notionpress.com/read/resistance-and-unity

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