Tibet and Nationalist China's Frontier: Intrigues and Ethnopolitics, 1928-49 by Hsaio-ting LinTibet and Nationalist China's Frontier: Intrigues and Ethnopolitics, 1928-49 by Hsaio-ting Lin

Tibet and Nationalist China's Frontier: Intrigues and Ethnopolitics, 1928-49

byHsaio-ting Lin

Hardcover | October 6, 2006

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In this ground-breaking study, Hsiao Ting Lin demonstrates that theChinese frontier was the subject neither of concerted aggression on thepart of a centralized and indoctrinated Chinese government nor of anideologically driven nationalist ethnopolitics. Instead, Nationalistsovereignty over Tibet and other border regions was the result ofrhetorical grandstanding by Chiang Kai-shek and his regime. Tibetand Nationalist China’s Frontier is invaluable for anunderstanding of past and present China-Tibet relations.

Tibet and Nationalist China’s Frontier makes acrucial contribution to the understanding of past and presentChina-Tibet relations. A counterpoint to erroneous historicalassumptions, this book will change the way Tibetologists and modernChinese historians frame future studies of the region.

Hsiao-ting Lin is a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
Title:Tibet and Nationalist China's Frontier: Intrigues and Ethnopolitics, 1928-49Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.89 inPublished:October 6, 2006Publisher:Ubc PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0774813016

ISBN - 13:9780774813013

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Table of Contents


Part 1: The Setting

1 The Nationalist Government, National Image, and TerritorialFragmentation in the Prewar Decade (1928-37)

2 The Professed Policy, the Policy Planners, and the ImaginedSovereignty

Part 2: The Prewar Decade, 1928-37

3 The Unquiet Southwestern Borderlands

4 The Mission to Tibet

5 The ‘Commissioner’ Politics

Part 3: The Wartime Period, 1938-1945

6 Building a Nationalist-controlled State in Southwest China

7 The Issue of China-India Roadway via Tibet

8 Rhetoric and Reality in Wartime China’s Tibetan Concerns

Part 4: The Postwar Period, 1945-49

9 Postwar Frontier Planning vis-à-vis non-Han SeparatistMovements

10 The Sera Monastery Incident





Editorial Reviews

This book adds an important Chinese dimension to the current scholarly discourse on the Tibet question. Lin’s coverage of recently declassified Chinese government files and his mastery of the literature in both English and Chinese is remarkable. De-centralizing and de-ideologizing Chinese Nationalists’ frontier policies, his provocative arguments will certainly invite serious responses from others in the field. - Xiaoyuan Liu, author of Frontier Passages: Ethnopolitics and the Rise of Chinese Communism, 1921-45