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THE POTOMAC CONFERENCE, October 5-6, 1992

  SINO-TIBETAN RELATIONS:  PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE



October 5, Morning Session



HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES

     I.  History Pre-1959



Elliot Sperling, Moderator



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ELLIOTT SPERLING



May I ask that all the participants in the first part of the morning 
session please come up front to sit at the table here? I'm going to make 
my remarks very brief.  My name is Elliot Sperling, I am the moderator 
this morning.  I have been given the, perhaps, unenviable task of being 
the first moderator for this conference, and I was told that the manner 
in which I carry out this task is going to set the tone for the rest of 
the conference, so if - I take no responsibility for this.



If you in the audience don't behave yourselves and the morning's 
proceedings degenerate into chaos, be forewarned that the entire 
conference will probably degenerate into chaos!



I am going to ask all of our speakers to limit their remarks to fifteen 
minutes.  And after _everybody_ has finished, then we will take questions 
for all of our speakers from members of the audience.



P.T. Taklha

Tang Daxian

Phintog Dekyi

Discussion:  Tom Grunfeld, Jamyang Norbu, et al.





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