^ (2012). A History of Modern Tibet, volume 2: The Calm before the Storm: 1951-1955ISBN 9780520249417 (revised Dec 2013)
^Goldstein, Melvyn C. (2012). A history of modern Tibet, Volume 2: The Calm before the Storm: 1951-1955, [[University of California Press]]. ISBN 9780520249417 (revised Apr 2012)
^Melvyn C. GoldsteinA History of Modern Tibet, volume 2: The Calm before the Storm: 1951-1955 (Philip E. Lilienthal Books), University of California Press. Amazon. ISBN 9780520249417 (revised Nov 2014)
I feel like I have been reading a mystery story. I have the first part of the mystery in Goldstein's first volume and in the second we are shown the honeymoon between the Chinese and the Tibetans after China coerced Tibet into union. We know the eventual outcome (because we have been beaten over the head with the final chapters of the who-done-it) in Chinese repression, but the period between '51 and '55 seems like an idyll of occupation completely out of spirit with most modern conquests and what is known..
Like his first volume on the history of Tibet, Dr. Goldstein has written the definitive account of the period from 1951-1955. Based on incredibly extensive research--including his own interviews with many of the major protagonists and primary documents in English, Tibetan, and Chinese--Goldstein has painted a fascinating and counter-intuitive account of the first few years after China's "liberation" of Tibet. Even for those steeped in Chinese politics, this account will provide surprises, insights, and an..
This is an excellent, illuminating book, in line with Goldstein's preceding volume. It is both superbly researched and highly readable, thanks to the author's admirable capacity to weave significant quotations and documents into his narrative. This said, a couple of issues may be raised. First and most important, in analyzing this chunk of Tibetan history Goldstein adopts a consistent approach, reflecting his views. This is fully acceptable, but sometimes one gets the impression that the author's perspectiv..