Chinese Version of Tibetology Documents Published

Xinhua, 3 April 2002

BEIJING, April 3 (Xinhua)—A collection of Chinese versions of historical documents recording laws and regulations governing Tibet in the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911) has been published by the Xueyuan Publishing House.

The collection includes documents which record a series of policies, laws and regulations that the central authorities of the Qing Dynasty court adopted to govern and manage Tibet and areas around the region.

The publication allows Tibetologists, researchers on the history of the Qing Dynasty, libraries, various research institutes and people from all walks of life to develop and make the best use of these documents.

These documents also provide evidence that proves the history of the relationship between Tibet and the Chinese central authorities and the history of inevitable development trend of China as a unitary, multi-ethnic nation.

The collection is only part of a book series of historical documents of Tibetology in Chinese, which will be published in coming years. Many of the documents are publicized for the first time.

The book series consist of eight volumes, which fully reflect the political and economic situation in areas inhabited by Tibetans and the culture of the Tibetan ethnic group.

The book series also embody exchanges and links in the political, economic and cultural fields between Tibet and the interior area of China.