"A marvelously informative and realistic look at both how China and Tibet reached their present impasse and how their differences might yet be peacefully resolved. By providing much crucial background material about this fractious problem, it becomes essential reading for anyone who cares about Tibet's future."Orville Schell, author of Mandate of Heaven
"Mel Goldstein has dedicated his life to the study of Tibet.
In his latest book, he offers the most concise summary yet available of the roots of the crisis in Tibet. Regardless of one's point of view, this book should be read by anyone concerned with China, China's relations with the West, and the endangered people of Tibet."Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke, former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs