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Qing Improving Administration of Tibet (17th to 20th Century)

The Qing Imperial Court Improving the Administration of Tibet

From the 17th to the 20th century -- The Qing Imperial Court Improving the Administration of Tibet

Under the succeeding Qing dynasty, the central government of China further strengthened its administration of Tibet.

In 1652 the fifth Dalai Lama paid his respects in Beijing to the emperor, who, in the following year, granted him the title of "Buddha of Great Compassion in the West, Leader of the Buddhist Faith Beneath the Sky, Holder of the Vajra, the Dalai Lama" and a certificate on sheets of gold inscribed and a gold seal of authority.

In 1713 the 5th Panchen Lama was granted the title of "Panchen Erdeni" as well as gold. From that time on, the Qing central government officially recognized the political and religious status and powers of the Dalai and Panchen Lamas.

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