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  Tibet
Locked in by towering mountains, the Tibet Autonomous Region, on the southwestern border of China, lies in the main part of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, which is the highest in the world.
Set up as an autonomous region in 1965, it is situated 78'24"-99'06" east longitude and 26'52"-36'32" north latitude with an area of more than 1.2 million square kilometers, taking up 1/8 of the country's total area and ranking the 2nd in China, only next to Xinjiang.
The Tibetan opera is one of the famous opera forms in China.
www.chinaculture.org /gb/en_map/2003-09/24/content_21644.htm   (649 words)

  
 Tibet:A Study of Passive Resistance for Environmental Sovereignty
In 1965 the PRC declared Tibet the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR).
Tibetans contend that the Chinese have unjustly colonized Tibet and continue to pursue self-determination.
Conversely, the PRC identifies Tibet as the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR), and is considered a provincial entity.
www.american.edu /ted/ice/tibet.htm   (3315 words)

  
  The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Introduction
Tibetans believe that it is crucial for both the dying person and those around him or her to avoid causing excessive regret or longing in the patient, but instead to foster virtuous states of mind.
Tibetan Buddhism recognizes four stages in the life cycle of a sentient being: birth, the period between birth and death, death, and the period between death and the next birth, or bardo.
Tibetan paper is strong and generally poisonous, for it is often treated with an arsenic-like substance to prevent it from being damaged by mold, fungi, or insects.
www.lib.virginia.edu /small/exhibits/dead/intro.html   (3608 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Tibetan people   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ladakh (Tibetan script: ལ་དྭགས་, Hindi: लद्दाख़, Urdu: لدّاخ; IPA:, land of high passes) is a region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in Northern India sandwiched between the Karakoram mountain range to the north and the Himalayas to the south.
Tibetan art is deeply religious in nature, from the exquisitely detailed statues found in Gompas to wooden carvings and the intricate designs of the Thangka paintings.
Tibetan opera was founded in the 14th century by Thangthong Gyalpo, a lama and a bridge builder.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Tibetan-people   (1317 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Xining   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Tibetan language is typically classified as member of the Tibeto-Burman which in turn is thought by some to be a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family.
Gyêgu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (simplified Chinese: çŽ‰æ ‘è—æ—è‡ªæ²»å·ž; pinyin: Yùshù Zà ngzú Zìzhìzhōu; Tibetan: ཡུལ་ཤུལ་བོད་རིགས་རང་སྐྱོང་ཁུལ་ / Yul-shul Bod-rigs rang-skyong-khul) is an autonomous prefecture in Qinghai.
Haixi Mongol and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (simplified Chinese: 海西蒙古族藏族自治州; pinyin: Hǎixī Měnggǔzú Zà ngzú Zìzhìzhōu; Tibetan: མཚོ་ནུབ་སོག་རིགས་ཆ་བོད་རིགས་རང་སྐྱོང་ཁུལ་; Wylie: Mtsho-nub Sog-rigs dang Bod-rigs rang-skyong-khul) is an autonomous prefecture in Qinghai.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Xining   (1045 words)

  
 History is Speaking
The chairman or vice chairman of the standing committee of the autonomous regions, the chairman of an autonomous region, head of an autonomous prefecture or an autonomous county should be citizens of the ethnic groups.
Tibetan languages are used in all big conferences attended by the public and the Tibetan language is the main course in all schools.
The autonomous government has set up the Everest Mountain Environmental Protection District, protection districts of wild animals, etc, and established the Environmental Protection Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Region, which is in charge of such undertakings in the whole region.
tibet.cn /en/newfeature/tibet55/regiona/t20050309_115281.htm   (1996 words)

  
 Tibet
Tibetan women continue to face a systematic policy of medically unnecessary, highly coercive, and often harmful sterilizations and forced abortions, ostensibly justified by China's nationwide population control policies.
For example, a 61-year-old Tibetan reported that poor women from his village, regardless of the size of their families, were summoned by Chinese authorities to undergo birth control measures.
Another Tibetan woman, from the Tsolho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province, was threatened with severe consequences if she refused to abort her second child: "No words have the power to express the excruciating pain I experienced during the operation," she told TCHRD.
www.ilhr.org /ilhr/regional/tibet/womenrights.html   (1328 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Tibetan Autonomous Region
Within the People's Republic the region is used synonomously with the the term Tibet, although many exile groups including the Government of Tibet in Exile consider the term Tibet to include regions with large Tibetan populations outside of the TAR.
The position of the Government of Tibet in Exile and the Free Tibet movement[?] is that it was formerly an independent nation and was conquered by China in 1951.
The Tibetan Plateau[?] is a large, elevated area, sometimes referred to as the "roof of the world", formed by the collision of the Indian and Asian tectonic plates.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ti/Tibetan_Autonomous_Region   (308 words)

  
 Tibet Autonomous Region - Definition, explanation
The opinion of the PRC is that the TAR has ample autonomy, as guaranteed under Articles 111-122 of the Constitution of the People's Republic of China as well as the Law on Regional Ethnic Autonomy of the People's Republic of China.
Following Soviet practice, there is a convention that the governor of the TAR is an ethnic Tibetan from the TAR while the general secretary of the local Communist Party committee is an outsider, usually Han Chinese.
The TAR is bounded on the north and east by Xinjiang, Qinghai, and Sichuan, on the west by Kashmir and on the south by Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/t/ti/tibet_autonomous_region.php   (805 words)

  
 Tenzin Delek Rinpoche
Tibetans, on the other hand, often use the term to refer to a larger, Tibetan area which includes the TAR and Tibetan areas in four neighboring provinces, the northeastern part of which they refer to as Amdo and the eastern and southeastern part as Kham.
After PLA forces entered Tibetan areas in the eastern part of the Tibetan plateau in 1949, the new PRC government implemented a series of policy changes that led to massive Tibetan resistance and a ten-year period of instability and intermittent warfare in all Tibetan areas.
Tenzin Delek was born in 1950 in Kham, the eastern portion of the Tibetan plateau.
www.tibetancommunity.org.uk /tenzindelekrinpoche.asp   (2906 words)

  
 Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
Geographically, the...Shanxi, Henan, and the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and Tibet Autonomous Region.
...Plain of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, in the western...in the Hetao region at the north...installed in Ningxia and the Hetao...in Chinese) Ningxia Water Conservancy...Loess Plateau Region Chinese Academy...
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/ningxia_hui_autonomous_region.jsp   (1106 words)

  
 Tibet story
The Tibetans were still subjected to heavy interference by the Gorkhas and the British, as attested by the treaties signed with Nepal in 1856, with no reference to China or to the Manchu, and with the Mongols, in Urga (today Ulan-Bator), in 1913.
Tibetan children are denied their basic education and their right to be Tibetan young.
The Tibetan Government in exile and the Dalai Lama answered favourably; this resulted in a series of visits by some Delegations, which were aimed at ascertaining Tibet's actual situation and at organising exploratory missions to China.
www.tibetanrefugee.org /storia-uk.asp   (3626 words)

  
 A Look at Tibetan Books
This article will cover the changes in the state of affairs of the publishing of Tibetan books, moving from the national level, to the provincial, down to autonomous region research offices and libraries, and the monastery printing houses, miles from the nearest major town.
The hiatus in classification of Tibetan texts by the Library of Congress is mirrored in the inconsistencies found in the Tibetan library at Dartsendo in the use of the LOC numbering system.
The Tibetans speak of “tendel”, which also means “connection” or “affinity.” If you really hit it off with someone, if you are lucky and happen to be interested in Tibetan books, he or she might show you what’s in the family library.
www.khamaid.org /programs/culture/books.htm   (2897 words)

  
 Tibet travel guide - Wikitravel
The Tibetan autonomous prefectures found in Qinghai, western Sichuan, southwest Gansu and northwest Yunnan provinces along with the Tibet Autonomous Region form the Greater Tibet region of China.
All Tibetan restaurants in Lhasa featured in guidebooks and frequented by non-Chinese tourists are westernized ones serving a few Tibetan dishes along with pizzas, spaghetti, pancakes, etc. Inspite of its small number in terms of visitors, Western tourism has eroded away parts of Tibetan culture.
Tibetan Buddhism and its impact of Tibetan culture is a major draw for tourists.
wikitravel.org /en/Tibet   (4635 words)

  
 2005 Route Map | YAMAHA MOTOR
Lhasa means "holy place" in Tibetan and is the capital of the Tibetan Autonomous Region situated at an elevation of 3600 m above the sea level.
The city was established as the capital of the once mighty Tibetan Empire that ruled the Silk Road in the 7th century and as a city it has a history of 1,300 years.
Urumqi is the capital of the Uighur Autonomous Region.
www.yamaha-motor.co.jp /global/rally-raid/route/index.html   (1044 words)

  
 Flourishing, the Beautiful Tibetan Language!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tibetan languages are used in all big conferences attended by the public and the Tibetan language is the main course in all schools.
The chairman or vice chairman of the standing committee of the autonomous regions, the chairman of an autonomous region, head of an autonomous prefecture or an autonomous county should be citizens of the ethnic groups.
Currently, the Tibetan Autonomous Region is seizing the historical chance of China's developing the west region to set programs for a faster pace of the social and economic development.
www.tibet.cn /tibetzt-en/zyfy/zyfy_5_2.htm   (2196 words)

  
 Background Info | Tibet Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Mongols were impressed enough by the by-now resurgent Tibetan Buddhism that they made it the state religion of the Mongol Empire in East Asia.
The Chinese were received as liberators by the Tibetans, and Emperor Kang Xi declared Tibet a protectorate of China - a historical precedent for the Communist takeover nearly 250 years later.
The Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) was established in 1965, a year before the Cultural Revolution, a movement that was to cost Tibet dearly.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/asia/tibet/essential?a=culture   (1469 words)

  
 Flourishing, the Beautiful Tibetan Language!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tibetan languages are used in all big conferences attended by the public and the Tibetan language is the main course in all schools.
The chairman or vice chairman of the standing committee of the autonomous regions, the chairman of an autonomous region, head of an autonomous prefecture or an autonomous county should be citizens of the ethnic groups.
Currently, the Tibetan Autonomous Region is seizing the historical chance of China's developing the west region to set programs for a faster pace of the social and economic development.
www.tibetinfor.com.cn /tibetzt-en/zyfy/zyfy_5_2.htm   (2196 words)

  
 Chinese Targeting Eastern Tibetans (Human Rights Watch, 8-9-1999)
Half of the Tibetans under Chinese rule live in these areas, known as "eastern Tibet," outside the Tibetan Autonomous Region (see Excerpts from Stories of Tibetans Profiled in the New Human Rights Watch Report).
Tibetan activists in "eastern Tibet" have been sentenced to years in prison for putting up posters calling for China to leave Tibet, writing letters of support to other prisoners, and circulating speeches by the Dalai Lama.
The Tibetan areas of Gansu, Sichuan, Qinghai, and Yunnan have a different history from the Tibetan Autonomous Region, or T.A.R., as they had mostly been brought under direct control of China's Manchu emperors by the end of the eighteenth century.
www.hrw.org /press/1999/sep/tibet0908.htm   (1107 words)

  
 Culture :: Defeat of the Snow Lion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tibetans from Kham and Amdo, another northeastern region of Tibet, were armed by the CIA and put up a long and bloody resistance against the CCP.
The number of Chinese in the non-Tibetan Autonomous Region is an estimated five million according to China's fourth population census in 1990.
While in Tibet, Tibetans fear cultural erosion as a result of influx of an Chinese settlers, similar concerns are raised in New York where traditional Tibetan lifestyle is threatened by popular western culture.
www.jrn.columbia.edu /studentwork/newmedia/masters/tibetan/snowlion.html   (431 words)

  
 Statement of Nicolas Tournadre April 07, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The regional and central authorities have for the time being remained deaf to this call that would however have important consequences for the economic and cultural development of the Tibetan Autonomous Region and the Autonomous Prefectures.
This is the case in the districts of the Region, as it is in those of the Tibetan Autonomous Prefectures of Qinghai, Sichuan, Gansu and Yunnan provinces.
Both in the Autonomous Region and the Autonomous Prefectures of the Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Gansu, Qinghai and Yunnan.
www.cecc.gov /pages/roundtables/040703/Tournadre.php   (4312 words)

  
 The Sino-Tibetan Language Family
The Tibeto-Burman part of the name refers to 389 languages spoken from the Tibetan plateau in the north to the Malay peninsula in the south, and from northern Pakistan in the west ti northeastern Vietnam in the east.
Tibetan has several distinct spoken varieties that are in many instances not mutually comprehensible but that have over the centuries maintained a common literary tradition, much like Chinese.
In general, the dialects of central Tibet and nearby areas are considered Tibetan dialects, while other varieties such as Dzongkha, Sikkimese, Sherpa, and Ladakhi, are considered closely-related but separate languages.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/may/SinoTibetanLanguageFamily.htm   (871 words)

  
 Tibetan Language - APIA History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tibetan is typically classified as a Tibeto-Burman language which in turn is, according to the most widespread theory, a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family.
By this definition, Tibetan is spoken by approximately 6 million people across the Tibetan Plateau as well as by approximately 150,000 exile speakers in India and other countries.
Tibetans also studied their own language, mostly for translation purpose for diplomacy (with India and China) or religion (from Buddhism).
www.pideltapsi.com /apiahistory/index.php/Tibetan_Language   (1242 words)

  
 Change in official wording indicates US position on Tibet issue - www.phayul.com
The issue of Tibetan territory is considered by many analysts to be the key point of contention in terms of achieving a resolution between China and the Tibetan government in exile.
The Tibet Autonomous Region (Chinese: Xizang Zizhiqu) was set up by the Chinese government in 1965 and covers the area of Tibet west of the Yangtze River which was previously under the jurisdiction of the Dalai Lama’s government and is often referred to as central Tibet in English.
Overview of the Tibetan population in the PRC from the 2000 census
www.phayul.com /news/article.aspx?id=5159&t=1   (1067 words)

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