Modern Political History of Tibet
Tibet was once a great military power that “carved for itself a huge empire in Central ... read more »
In the early 1950s, China invaded Tibet, enforcing its claim to ownership of the region. The ... read more »
Protests surrounding the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games brought renewed attention to Tibet, and ... read more »
The Dalai Lama and advocates of Tibetan political sovereignty maintain that since the 1951 invasion of Tibet, the People’s Republic of China has been responsible for the deaths of 1.2 million Tibetans. Learn more about the free Tibet movement that has gained momentum and visibility in recent decades, aided in part by a popular concert series.
International Campaign for Tibet is the world’s largest NGO advocating for the freedom of Tibet. Its site hosts a variety of resources for understanding Tibet and Tibetan culture, learning about legislative advocacy, finding news reports from Tibet and participating in the campaign.