Title: The British expedition to Sikkim of 1888: the bhutanese role
Authors: Miele, Matteo
Citation: West Bohemian Historical Review. 2018, no. 2, p. 199-213.
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
Document type: článek
URI: http://wbhr.cz/index.php/issues
ISSN: 1804-5480
Keywords: Bútán;Tibet;Sikkim;Britský Rádž;Spojené království;Ugyen Wangchuck;třináctvý dalajláma
Keywords in different language: Bhutan;Tibet;Sikkim;British Raj;United Kingdom;Ugyen Wangchuck;thirteenth Dalai Lama
Abstract in different language: In 1888, a British expedition in the southern Himalayas represented the first direct confrontation between Tibet and a Western power. The expedition followed the encroachment and occupation, by Tibetan troops, of a portion of Sikkim territory, a country led by a Tibetan Buddhist monarchy that was however linked to Britain with the Treaty of Tumlong. This paper analyses the role of the Bhutanese during the 1888 Expedition. Although the mediation put in place by Ugyen Wangchuck and his allies would not succeed because of the Tibetan refusal, the attempt remains important to understand the political and geopolitical space of Bhutan in the aftermath of the Battle of Changlimithang of 1885 and in the decades preceding the ascent to the throne of Ugyen Wangchuck.
Rights: © Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
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