“Changes on the Roof of the World: Reflections on Tibet” is an attempt by young Tibetan research scholars from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), to create a source book on the issue of Tibet.
With China’s emergence as a global power, Tibet becomes highly relevant as it remains a “core issue” to China, affecting its security and basic sovereignty. Much of the Tibetan issue remains mired in strong contestations between China and its opponents, which includes Tibetans both inside and outside China, their supporters and numerous foreign governments. It is seen as one of the most polarized issues in the current period, especially with China’s growing economic clout in the world. Hence through the chapters that deal with the political, economic, military, foreign policy and ecological aspects of Tibet, the volume hopes to shed more light on the Tibet issue.
Editor Jigme Yeshe Lama is a doctoral candidate in the Chinese division of the Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, JNU. He completed his schooling from St. Joseph’s North Point, Darjeeling and graduated in History from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. He has a Masters in Political Science from JNU and M.Phil from the Chinese division of the Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies. He was awarded the 2015 Mira Sinha Bhattachejea Award for best paper by the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi India.
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