Since 1950, the government of the Peoples¿ Republic of China has sought to control the dominant Buddhist religion and its leadership in Tibet as a means to ensure the integration and security of Tibetan regions within China. The age of the present Dalai Lama and the question of a possible future re-incarnation brings these issues to the fore. It is likely that the Chinese government and Tibetan government-in-exile will declare separate candidates for the Dalai Lama's re-incarnation. Such a dispute may precipitate large-scale violent unrest across the Tibetan cultural area with potentially grave human rights implications for those involved.
|Publisher||Scottish Parliament's Cross Party Group on Tibet|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Name||Scottish Parliament's Cross-Party Group on Tibet Briefing Papers|
Mills, M., & Scrimgeour, R. (2010). Religious policy and state control in Tibet: Scottish Parliament cross-party group on Tibet, briefing paper 3. (Scottish Parliament's Cross-Party Group on Tibet Briefing Papers; Vol. 3). Scottish Parliament's Cross Party Group on Tibet.