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ID: 7001319
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Tibet (autonomous region)  Tibet (autonomous region)

Coordinates:
Lat: 29 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 29.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 088 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 88.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Tibet has an ancient history, although it is currently an autonomous region of China. It occupies over 400,000 square miles of plateaus and mountains of Central Asia. The area was introduced to Buddhism in the 7th century. It developed as an independent and isolated cultural and religious entity characterized by the Tibetan language and Tibetan Buddhism. It was controlled by the Chinese beginning with the Manchu dynasty ca. 1720. It was closed to foreigners until 1860s, then invaded by Communists in 1950. An anti-Chinese rebellion was crushed by Chinese forces in 1959 and its traditional religious institutions were abolished by the Chinese.

Names:
Xizang Zizhiqu (preferred,C,V)
Xizang (C,V)
Hsi-tsang (C,V)
Sitsang (C,V)
Tibet (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Thibet (C,O)
Tibetan Autonomous Region (C,O)
Roof of the World (C,O)  ............ nickname, referring to the Himalayas, which border the area
T'u-fan (H,V)
Bhota (H,V)
Bodyul (H,V)
Tibetan (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of China (nation)  ........  China (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Tibet (autonomous region)  ............  Tibet (autonomous region) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Tibet (autonomous region)  ........  Tibet (autonomous region) (P)

Place Types:
autonomous region (preferred, C)  ............  since 1965
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Bhota..........  [VP]
..............  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 338
Bodyul..........  [BHA]
.................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Hsi-tsang..........  [BHA]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Roof of the World..........  [VP]
................................  Tibet, New York Times (1998)
Sitsang..........  [BHA]
.................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Thibet..........  [BHA]
.................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Tibet..........  [BHA, VP]
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1210
Tibetan..........  [VP]
.................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Tibetan Autonomous Region..........  [VP]
............................................  Tibet, New York Times (1998)
T'u-fan..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 358
Xizang..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 360
Xizang Zizhiqu..........  [VP Preferred]
.............................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 24
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Tibet, New York Times (1998)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 24
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 338; 358; 360
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1210
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 29 May 2007

 

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