Tibet, China and the western world


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History Today
Vol. 30, no. 12 (December 1980), p. 25-31


Twenty years ago the Chinese moved into Tibet from the north, building a road as they advanced. The first convoy of Chinese trucks reached Lhasa on Christmas Day, 1954. Under Chinese rule, few foreigners visited Tibet until last year when the first tourists were admitted, among them Sir Peter Allen, who here examines the history of Tibet's relationship with China and the Western World