Here’s an account of Tibet history you don’t hear very often

I don’t know much about Tibet except when Bjork and Richard Gere make me perk up.  But this account of Tibetan military history, starring British generals, Tibetan warriors, and Red China, is a pretty entertaining read.

The military history of Tibet divides pretty clearly into two parts: the glory days of the 7th-9th century, when Tibet actually challenged China for dominance in south-central Asia, and the sad, slow decline ever since, where the slogan would be: “Tibet, where old meets new and loses.”

Read the whole thing, also because it’s told in a narrative fitting for a voice-over on Sita Sings the Blues, or something similar.

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