Tibet and China Two Distinct Nations:
29 May, 2002 A book by Dakpa Tender Bhailan about the status of Tibet between 128 BCE to 1959 CE was recently published in Dharamsala.
Dakpa Tender Bhailan was born in Dhagpo, Central Tibet. In 1956 he joined the Tibetan civil service and served briefly at Tse Yigstang, the apex ecclesiastical office of independent Tibet and at the Reform Committee and Choejin Lekhung, the office responsible for the disbursement of government grants to needy monastic students.
The book draws out the history of Tibet when it was independent and a dominant cultural force in the region. It tells the tale of Tibet’s trials and tribulations when she tried her best to cope with the changing global scenario in the pre-war and post-war world.
It also recounts the horrendous story of Tibet’s destruction and death of over a million Tibetans under Chinese occupation. It points out how the Beijing rulers are attempting to convince the world that a population of Buddhists, whose culture is based on the doctrine of non-violence and of whom, under Chinese rule, many individuals have followed this path literally to their deaths, are overwhelmingly grateful for their deliverance.
Tender worked as one of the editorial staff of Tibetan Freedom, a weekly newspaper in Tibetan language in Darjeeling. After seven years, he moved to Dharamsala and was its reporter 17 years. In the meanwhile he also served at the Kashag (Cabinet) Secretariat, documenting the reports of Dharamsala’s fact-finding delegations to Tibet.
He later joined the Department of Information and International Relations, and served as additional secretary for seven years, putting together an enormous amount of materials on various aspects of Tibet.
He then joined the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives on his retirement from the Tibetan government job, transcribing His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s spiritual teachings for about 11 years.
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Avalokitesvara’s prayer Historical Buddha’s prophecy Genesis of Tibetan race
Tibet-China treaties on stone pillars Misinterpretation of the treaty texts Rebuttal of the claims in the White Paper
Government of Tibet reestablished legal codes and signed international treaties.
Objective observers throughout the world acknowledge that Tibet was an independent country invaded illegally by China
China invaded Tibet
Tibetan government refused to change the national flag
It refused to accept the "17-point Agreement"
Tibetan people launched resistance movement
The events of 1959, and the repression, plunder and destruction till 1980
The world must pay attention to the Chinese action in Tibet
Tibet’s historical contribution to peace and non-violence in China