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Chapter 18: Social Change and the Development of Democracy in Local Governance in Tibet
The local governance organisations in Tibet have experienced four main historical periods, in accordance with the changes in society:
- 1951–59, that is, from the signing of the Agreement of the Central People's Government and the Local Government of Tibet on Measures for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet to the democratic reform (many scholars, in fact, further divide this period into two periods, namely 1951–56 and 1956–59);
- 1959–66, that is, from the democratic reform of Tibet to the Cultural Revolution;
- 1966–80, that is, from the period of the people's commune to the beginning of reforms and opening ...