QUOTE(kunomchu @ Jul 27 2006, 12:39 AM) [snapback]2095142[/snapback]
Tibet is not south asian and yes it does represent part of the PRC. Remember this, we are not laughing with you, we are laughing at you.
South Asia 101 (About.Com)http://goasia.about.com/cs/azsiteindex/a/sasia101.htm
*The Northeast India states of Nagaland, Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram are culturally and geographically part of Southeast Asia. China is actually divided across four of the five geo-regions of Asia. Tibet has been governed by China since 1959, but is historically considered part of South Asia.
Center for South Asian Studies. University of California, Berkeleyhttp://www.ias.berkeley.edu/southasia/aboutus.html
CSAS seeks to develop and advance the scholarly study of the region conventionally known as South Asia, comprising the nations of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Tibet and the Maldives. The research activities encompassed include the social sciences, the humanities, and relevant professional fields.
Tibet Environmental Watchhttp://www.tew.org/archived/himal.part1.html
South Asia and the Tibetans of Tibet
On the map, Tibet is part of Central, East and South Asia. But, even as the rest of South Asia neglects Tibet, changes are afoot in the high plateau, brought about by a surge in economic activity and demographic shifts. With upcoming rail and highway links, the knot with the Chinese mainland is set to be that much tighter. The South Asian mainland has ignored its Tibetan hinterland, if we may call it that, forgetting the close geographical proximity (the Himalayan divide is no longer the barrier it once was) and historical links of culture and economy. True, India, Nepal and Bhutan have provided refuge to Tibetan exiles, but otherwise South Asia has sacrificed Tibet to China. Even in terms of hardheaded long-term strategic, cultural and economic cost-benefit considerations, this seems foolish. When the economic exploitation of Tibet begins in earnest, will we find that a better appreciation of Tibet, even as, if necessary, a singular entity with the People's Republic, would have served 'South Asian' interests better? We tend to think of Tibet only in relation to the Himalayan rimland, but remember that it is inextricably linked to the Pakistani Punjab by the Karakoram highway, and is but a day's drive from Rangpur in north Bangladesh if you take the road up from Siliguri.
Himal has had its gaze away from the 'trans-Himalaya' since it converted from a Himalayan to a South Asian magazine in the spring of 1996. With this issue's special focus on Tibet and the Tibetans of Tibet (rather than the relatively small number living in exile), we are correcting this oversight. Himal hopes to continue to cover Tibet in the days to come, regarding it as much a part of South Asia as any other.
Uma Krishnaswami: South Asia in Children's Literaturehttp://www.umakrishnaswami.com/southasia.html
What and where is South Asia? South Asia is the name given to the region of the Indian subcontinent. It includes the countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Maldive Islands, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Culturally, if not geographically, Tibet is sometimes also considered part of South Asia.
Center for South Asia Outreach, University of Wisconsin, Madisonhttp://www.southasiaoutreach.wisc.edu/lessons/countries.htm
Hmm... another UNIVERSITY claiming Tibet to be South Asian
South Asia Language Resource Center; The University of Chicagehttp://salrc.uchicago.edu/workshops/summer.shtml
# The University of Wisconsin at Madison's South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) offers courses in eleven languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan
, and Urdu. General information is available at: http://www.wisc.edu/sasli
# American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) will offer courses in Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Urdu, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Pali and Prakrit at various Indian locations during the summer of 2006. This year, AIIS is also introducing a second-year intermediate Hindi course. For details and applications, see: http://www.indiastudies.org/AIIS.html
# Cornell University will offer Nepali language instruction during the summer of 2006. General information is available at: http://www.einaudi.cornell.edu/southasia/;
a description of the Nepali program is available at: http://lrc.cornell.edu/asian/programs/summer/nepali
# University of California, Santa Barbara, as part of its summer program in Punjab studies, offers Punjabi in Chandigarh. Details are available at: http://www.global.ucsb.edu/projects/punjab/home.htm
# Harvard University will offer beginning Hindi and beginning Sanskrit during the summer of 2006. For course listings and registration information, see: http://www.summer.harvard.edu
# University of California , Berkeley will offer Hindi during the summer of 2006. For details, see: http://summer.berkeley.edu/mainsite/index.lasso
# University of Virginia will offer Tibetan
during the summer of 2006. For details, see: http://www.virginia.edu/summer/SLI/tibetan.html
# Indiana University Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European and Central Asian Languages will offer Pashto during the summer of 2006. Details about this program are available at: http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel/languages/asia.shtml
# The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)at John Hopkins University, Washington, D.C., will offer Hindi-Urdu during the summer of 2006. Details are available at: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/nondegree/summer/sli.htm
Hmm... more universities declaring Tibet as South Asian
Address to the World parliamentarians Convention on Tibet by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (on the TIBETAN Exile Government website)http://www.tibet.com/Wpct/dl_wpct.html
Tibet occupies a strategic location in Asia and has historically played a role in maintaining peace in Central and South Asia
I'm sorry to burst your bubble.
Tibet is South Asian. Even the Tibetan government calls themselves SOUTH ASIAN