Tibet Foundation

100 Years of Anglo-Tibetan Relations (1903-2003)

Sep 13, 2003 at 12:30 PM

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An afternoon seminar on Anglo-Tibetan Relations explorin

An afternoon seminar on Anglo-Tibetan Relations exploring bilateral-relations of the past century. Leading authors and commentators will give short talks, followed by a panel discussion with a Question and Answer session with the audience. In 1903 a British expedition led by Colonel Francis Younghusband fought its way from India to Lhasa, forcing Tibet to agree to British demands. Today, the Expedition is regarded as Tibet's reluctant opening to the outside world. The seminar will examine the complex intertwining of Anglo-Tibetan relations. In a century of dramatic change, this central relationship has seen the Tibetans lose their homeland, the end of the British Empire and the emergence of China as a superpower. With renewed dialogue between Dharamsala and Beijing, the seminar will provide a broader historical analysis and essential contemporary insights into the road ahead for the Tibetan people. Panels include: - Charles Allen is best known as a historian of British India. He has travelled extensively in Tibet and the Himalayas and has written several books including: A Mountain in Tibet and The Search for Shangri La. His latest book, Duel in the Snows: The True Story of the Younghusband Mission to Lhasa, will be published by John Murray in March 2004. - John Billington is currently a vice-president of The Tibet Society of the United Kingdom. A long term supporter of Tibet, he was one of the first westerners to meet Tibetan refugees in Darjeeling in the early 1960s. - Laurent Deshayes, historian and author of Histoire du Tibet, Fayard, Paris, 1997, and (with F. Lenoir) L'épopée des Tibétains, entre mythe et réalité, Fayard, Paris, 2002. Member of the Centre de Recherches en Histoire Internationale et Atlantique (Université de Nantes, France). - Patrick French, author of Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer & Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land. - Tsering Shakya, author of The Dragon in the Land of Snows: A History of Modern Tibet since 1947. A Tibetan scholar on modern history of Tibet. Fellow in Tibetan Studies at the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), London University. - Tsering Tashi, Secretary of London's Office of Tibet, the Official agency of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. A senior civil servant, journalist and former Press Officer at the Private Office of the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.

Refreshments included


Venue:

Name :
Tibet Foundation Office (Old!)
Address:
2. St. James's Market, London, SW1Y 4SB, United Kingdom
Phone:
020 7930 6001
e-mail:
office@tibet-foundation.org
Web
www.tibet-foundation.org

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Tibet Foundation
Phone:
020 7930 6001
e-mail:
office@tibet-foundation.org
Web
www.tibet-foundation.org