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A Comprehensive History of Nepal-China Relations Up to 1955 A.D. (In 2 Volumes)

Vijay Kumar Manandhar (Author)
Synopsis This book a revised version of Prof. Dr. Vijay Kumar Manandhar’s doctoral dissertation in, two volumes provides the most comprehensive history of Nepal-China Relationship up to 1955 A.D. It focuses especially on the Nepal-China war of 1791-*1792, Nepal’s diplomatic relations with China through the quinquennial mission system which formed an important and integral part of Sino-Nepalese relations, Nepal’s interest in China and vice versa sheds new light on several events in Nepal-China relations, and provides the first in-depth account of the resumption of diplomatic relations between Nepal and the People’s Republic of China in 1955 A.D. This work also examines the political status of Nepal vis-?-vis China, mainly addressing the main basis for the Chinese claim of suzerainty over Nepal, and examines it with special reference to the Nepalese viewpoint as well as Imperial China’s concept of International law. It also throws new light on Chinese mission of 1930, 1932. 1934 and 1946 to Nepal and the Nepalese mission of 1947 to China. This work is solidly based on unpublished documents and papers deposited in the Nepalese, Indian, and British Archival officers, several translated Chinese sources. As a thorough work of research, it offers the most detailed history of Nepal-China relations available so far Dr. Manandhar’s exhaustive and well-informed study fills a vital gap in the knowledge of Nepal’s relation with China. This book is solidly founded on meticulous scholarship. It has amassed from the voluminous and several translated Chinese sources. Dr. Manandhar has produced a scholarly book so filled with information that it is an indispensable reference g guide for any student of history. It is a book which no student of history can ignore. As a comprehensive account, dr. Manandhar’s book will remain a major reference for years to come. This book, original and authoritative in its nature, is indeed a significant contribution to the development of Nepal’s historiography.
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About the author

Vijay Kumar Manandhar

Vijay Kumar Manandhar (b.1952) received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in History from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. In addition to that, he holds on M.A. degree in History from the University of Wisconsin, Medison. He received a Fulbright Scholarship to study in the United States. Dr. Manandhar started his academic career in 1977 as an Assistant Lecturer in the present post-graduate level Central Department of History, Tribhuvan University and is now Professor in the same department. He is the recipient of the Mahendra Vidya Bhusan medal. He is also the author of cultural and political aspect of Nepal-China Relations and A Documentary History of Nepalese Quinquennial Mission to China 1792-1906. Dr. Manandhar has also contributed about two dozen articles to Research Journals of Nepalese Studies and Ancient Nepal. He has also held the position of the executive editor of the Central Department of History, Tribhuvan University.

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Title A Comprehensive History of Nepal-China Relations Up to 1955 A.D. (In 2 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Adroit Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8187392452
length xxvi+376p., xiv+416p., Plates; Glossary; Appendices; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.