The new book “Tibet Brief 20/20” by Michael van Walt van Praag and Miek Boltjes is a call to action for governments to rethink their stance on Tibet. Based on 10 years of collaborative research, analysis and engagement with scholars of Chinese, Mongolian, Tibetan and Manchu historical sources, the book presents an in-depth examination of Tibet’s historical relations with the dominant empires in the region. That’s important today, because the People’s Republic of China continues to base its entitlement to Tibet solely on the false claim that Tibet has been an integral part of China since antiquity.

In this conversation, van Walt van Praag joins Asia expert and ICT Board Member Ellen Bork to discuss the book’s implications, findings and meaning for policymakers, civil society advocates and Asia specialists.

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