Timo Schmitz: “An Overview of Tibetan History, Part 5: Tibet in the Chinese Qing Dynasty” (2015) [PDF]

In 1721, Tibet joined China, since the Tibetan government wished to be under Chinese protection to be safe from invasions, such as the Dzungars which were defeated in 1720. But the Tibetan government also joined Tibet to consolidate its reign, since Tibet was splitted a lot and the aristocracy was hostile towards each other. In 1728, Tibet was fully incorporated into China, but the Tibetans were granted autonomy. Download and read the article about Tibet in the Qing Dynasty below.

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An Overview of Tibetan History, Part 5: Tibet in the Chinese Qing Dynasty