“When the Iron Bird Flies: China’s Secret War in Tibet” is the second book about Tibet from independent scholar and writer Jianglin Li. In it, Jianglin takes a comprehensive look at six crucial years in modern Tibetan history (1956-62) that culminated in the Tibetan National Uprising of 1959 and the subsequent total Chinese occupation of Tibet.

In this Tibet Talk, Jianglin tells us the dark truth of what really happened during this time. She explains why “there is no such thing as the ‘peaceful liberation of Tibet.’ … Tibet was a very brutal military conquest.” And she warns that the ongoing crisis in Tibet could lead to another war in the future. Join us for this important discussion across cultures and decades.

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