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Articles by Warren W. Smith Jr.


Warren W. Smith is a research historian at Radio Free Asia and a leading expert on China’s control policies in Tibet. He is the author of Tibetan Nation: A History of Tibetan Nationalism and Sino-Tibetan Relations, China’s Tibet? Autonomy or Assimilation and Tibet's Last Stand: The Tibetan Uprising of 2008 and China's Response.

“Serf Emancipation Day” and China’s New Offensive on Tibet
Friday, Mar 13, 2009 – 5:07 pm | No Comment
“Serf Emancipation Day” and China’s New Offensive on Tibet

Statement submitted to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China Roundtable on Tibet, 13 March 2009
The Tibetan revolt that culminated in Lhasa on 10 March 1959 began in eastern Tibet in 1956 in response to China’s so-called …

Shadow Tibet: a review
Friday, May 9, 2008 – 4:25 pm | No Comment
Shadow Tibet: a review

Jamyang Norbu says in the introduction to this collection of his essays that his role model is George Orwell. Having read Orwell’s collected essays, and Jamyang Norbu’s, I think that Orwell might well feel proud …