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Buddha's Warriors: The Story of the CiA-Backed Tibetan Freedom Fighters, the Chinese invasion, and the Ultimate Fall of Tibet ePub download

by Mikel Dunham

  • Author: Mikel Dunham
  • ISBN: 0144001047
  • ISBN13: 978-0144001040
  • ePub: 1394 kb | FB2: 1770 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Buddhism
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (December 1, 2005)
  • Pages: 448
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 185
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Buddha's Warriors: The Story of the CiA-Backed Tibetan Freedom Fighters, the Chinese invasion, and the Ultimate Fall of Tibet ePub download

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The Chinese Invasion And Occupation Of Tibet Has Been One Of The Great Tragedies

The Chinese Invasion And Occupation Of Tibet Has Been One Of The Great Tragedies. More Than A Million People Have Died As A Result. An Ancient Culture With Its Buildings, Literature, And Artifacts Has Been Largely Destroyed. In Kham, Eastern Tibet, In Particular, Where People Retained The Warrior-Like Qualities Of Old, Groups Of Men Banded Together To Oppose The Chinese By Force&. And I Am Glad That Mikel Dunham Has Been Able To Tell These Brave Men S Story In This Book, Much As They Told It To Him.

In 2005, Dunham published Buddha’s Warriors: The Story of the CIA-Backed Tibetan Freedom Fighters, the Chinese Invasion, and the Ultimate Fall of Tibet. Buddha’s Warriors is a political Tibetan history based on seven years of interviews with and the CIA Task Team who secretly trained the growing Tibetan resistance movement in the late 1950s and early 60s. (Foreword by H. H. the Dalai Lama. Buddha's Warriors has been translated into French under the title Les Guerriers de Bouddha.

Glendale Community College, Glendale, California, USA Mikel Dunham, an American author, photographer, and artist, currently lives in Santa Monica, California. His earlier works include murder mysteries and a non-fiction book about Tibetan Buddhism. Making Sense of Suicide Missions.

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Buddha's Warriors is the first book that brings to life Tibet before the Chinese communist invasions and depicts the transition of peaceful monks to warriors with the help of the CIA. Tibet in the last sixty years has been so much mystified and politicized that the world at large i. .

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In the last sixty years, Tibet has been so mythologized and politicized that the outside world remains confused about what really happened when Mao Tse-tung invaded in 1950. 'Buddha's Warriors' is the story of the tens of thousands of Tibetans who violently resisted the bloody occupation of their country and the desecration of all that was holy to them. From the farthest reaches of Tibet-Kham, Amdo and Golok-the most feared tribes in Asia mounted their warhorses and rode together for the first time in history. By their side were thousands of Buddhist monks who renounced their vows of nonviolence, grabbed swords, and-in the name of freedom-charged into enemy lines. Tibet's only source of outside help came from a small group of CIA agents, who secretly trained and armed the freedom fighters. Author Mikel Dunham spent seven years interviewing the warriors who fought the Chinese, collecting stories that otherwise would have been lost to history. He also befriended the CIA officers who trained the young Tibetans. These firsthand accounts bring faces and deeply personal emotions to the forefront of the ongoing tragedy of Tibet. The saga of the Tibetan Resistance Movement is one of brave soldiers and cowardly traitors, courage against repression, Buddhism against atheism, and ultimately, of what happens to an isolated civilzat5ion when it is thrust into the horrors of modern-day warfare.
Yndanol
This is a sad story of the betrayal of the Tibetan people, initially by Britain and India and later on by our on country. The brutality and persecution of them by the Chinese Communists are well documented.
Jarortr
Author is preparing a revised edition. Don't buy any over priced copies of the current edition.
Dagdatus
With a BA in World History, I've had to read a lot of books about a variety of historical events, and let me tell you, it is a real pleasure to find a book that is both full of information and at the same time truly fun to read; and this is one of those books. Mikel Dunham has a gift with storytelling. He does an excellent job highlighting the real heroes of Tibet with some amazing stories, while at the same time showing the struggle that the entire nation was going through. Dunham is also able to paint the Chinese in a very human light. I know that may sound odd, but I have read many books about Tibet that make the Chinese out as simple villains. Dunham on the other hand, while showing some of the despicable atrocities the Tibetans had to endure, was able at the same time to give the Chinese a humanity that the reader is able to relate with. So rather than a story of good versus evil, it is a much more interesting story of humanity once again fighting with itself. I recommend this book to anyone whether you're a historian or just looking for a good read. It is an excellent book.

Jacob Emrey
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Bradeya
An excellent and fast-paced account of operations we now learn about - 46 years later! Its told from the point of view of the CIA 'minders'of the projects, I'm sure the actual operatives had their own point of view, and its exciting stuff!! Its a tragedy that all the governments who could have had a say in Tibet's future at that time - India, Britain and the US - chose to stay resolutely uncommitted. This is the tale of those who decided to try and do something, and failed finally - but not for want of trying. Something to learn for many of us.
Thofyn
Interesting read, but biased information
nadness
Heart-gripping eyewitness accounts, augmented by background information, about the horrors of the Communist aggression and Tibetan resistance's attempts to counter them. It's also a story of patriotic heroism, self-sacrifice, perseverance, treason (Ngabo Jigme Norbu) and betrayal (Baba Gen Yeshi), as well as of sadistic maltreatment of the native population at the hands of the Chinese colonizers, the indifference and/or duplicity on the part of the international community, then as now.
The events are related in the timeframe between 1947 and 1974, taking the reader on a journey from the lull before the storm as experienced in Kham (Eastern Tibet), the PLA's incursion and subsequent genocidal conquest from 1950 onward, through the uprising in Lhasa and the escape of the 14th Dalai Lama in 1959, to the gunning down of Wangdu, leader of the armed resistance based in Mustang (gLo sMon-thang, Nepal), at the mountainous Indo-Nepali border.

The author conducted interviews of various length and depth with 18 Tibetans now living in exile, who either participated in the CIA-trained, supplied, airdropped or overland reinfiltrated Tibetan Task Force (1957-71), or once were members of the tens of thousand strong, mostly mounted, force called Chushi Gangdruk ('Four Rivers, Six Ranges') commanded by Gompo Tashi (d. 1964), or were monks or laymen experiencing the total destruction of their country.
Furthermore, extensive communications with the upright ex-CIA operatives Roger E. McCarthy (author of the book Tears of the Lotus: Accounts of Tibetan Resistance to the Chinese Invasion, 1950-1962 1997) and Frank Holober shed light on barely known aspects of the Agency's involvement in the Tibetan freedom fight. Following a Chinese surprise attack and their crossing the McMahon line along the region known as Northeastern Frontier Agency (NEFA; today Arunachal Pradesh) in 1962, the Sikh General S. S. Uban (also interviewed) organized India's Special Frontier Forces (SFF) that included Unit 22 of Khampa Tibetans chiefly, who were later deployed to bring an end to the East Pakistani/Bangladeshi civil war of 1972 (pp. 357-63, 384-86).

Corrigenda:

+ Little amulet-box worn around the neck is called gau, not gua* (p. 24, 164, 394).
+ Dza[rDza]-chu, the head-waters of Mekong, does not translate as "Moon River" (p. 28), but 'Mud(dy) River' rather.
+ Place/Mountain name Jowo Zegyal should not be rendered as "King of the Big" (p. 28 fn. 30), but perhaps the 'Noble One's' (i.e., Buddha's) Victorious Abode,' provided Ze(gyal) is written gZe(-rgyal). This power-place in East Tibet associated with Guru Rinpoche/Padmasambhava is more widely known as Yegyel Namkadzo (ye-rgyal nam-mkha' mdzod : "primordial/ancient victor/king sky treasury").
+ "Loung-gompas (sky-walkers or sky-dancers) were ascetics who...could attain supernatural speed and lightness of body" (p. 33). This sentence is misleading inasmuch as "sky-dancer/walker" is reserved to translate kandroma (fm)/kandrowa (m) (Skt. dákiní/dáka). Rlung gom-pa ('wind-walker') seems to be synomymous with rkang mgyogs ('swift feet'), one of the minor siddhis (superhuman capablities) of Vajrayána adepthood.
+ Re (p. 136 fn. 36): The term 'bardo' is not Sanskrit but Tibetan, meaning 'intermediate state.' The Sanskrit equivalent is antarábhava, I think.
+ This humble reviewer would like to know the source for the author's untenable claim according to which "cannibalism" (p. 213) was practiced in pre-Buddhist Bon belief system (proto-Bön).
cyrexoff
tremendous look into our history, how we supported and abandoned our allies, a must read for history buffs
THE MOST important book you'll ever read.
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