The Life and Times of George Tsarong of Tibet, 1920-1970: A Lord of the Traditional Tibetan State
Paljor Tsarong (Author)
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DescriptionCenturies have passed since the demise of many precapitalist agricultural states. Despite the British invasion of 1903 and the Chinese invasion in 1950, the Tibetan state continued to fully function until 1959. For this reason, this biography of George Tsarong not only provides new and in-depth perspectives on the life of an official of the Tibetan state, but it will also contribute to the comparative study of precapitalist states. This book weaves together history and biography to narrate the life of an aristocratic state official, his education and social life, his registration and entrance into a civil service career. It also describes the various personal and state political intrigues he was involved in and the many grand ceremonies that dominated the life of a state official. George Tsarong's story is also the story of the fall of this traditional state and the complex social and psychological aspects of occupation, resistance, and exile.
January 04, 2022
6.0 X 9.0 X 1.06 inches | 1.77 pounds
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About the Author
Paljor Tsarong received his PhD in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.