Tibetan History

Tibetan History

Tibetan history can be traced thousands of years back. However, the written history only dates back to the 7th century when Songtsan Gampo, the 33rd Tibetan king, sent his minister Sambhota to India to study Sanskrit who on his return invented the present Tibetan script based on Sanskrit.

Tibet's history can be divided into the following periods:

-- From the 7th to the 10th century
In the Tang Dynasty: Close Relations between Tibet and Central China

-- In the 13th century
In the Yuan Dynasty Tibet Became an administrative Region of China

-- From the 14th to the 17th century
The Ming Imperial Court's Administration of Tibet

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

-- From 1912 to 1949
The Nationalist Government Safeguards China's Sovereignty over Tibet

-- 1951 ~
Peaceful Liberation of Tibet in 1951

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