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The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of ChinaA Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation$
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Peter Schwieger

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231168526

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231168526.001.0001

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The Emperor Takes Control

The Emperor Takes Control

(p.112) 4 The Emperor Takes Control
The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China

Peter Schwieger

Columbia University Press

This chapter discusses how the emperor increasingly used to the social role of the trülku for his own political agenda. It details the how important control of the Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism was in the Inner Asian power play between the Chinese emperor and the Tibetan regent; the regent's efforts to resist the emperor's pressure and to persevere with his own agenda, even at the beginning of the eighteenth century; the reincarnation of the Sixth Dalai Lama; the establishment of Qing control over eastern Tibet; Tibet's civil war; and the exile of the Dalai Lama in eastern Tibet for six year beginning in 1728.

Keywords:   Dalai Lama, Inner Asia, emperor, trülku, social role, Tibetan Buddhism, civil war

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