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Tibet is one of many things about China that I find myself scratching my head about. There is one reading of history that sees the the theocracy of the monks as oppressing the "native" people. However, the notion that the PRC liberated them doesn't come off as particularly plausible.

At this point the development that has occurred has moved so many Han Chinese into the area that they are probably close to becoming a majority of the population. The whole thing is a competition between different myths of nationalism.
 

by Richard Lyon (rllyon@gmail.com) on Sun Feb 21st, 2010 at 10:21:05 AM EST

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