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An autonomous region of western China between the Himalaya and Kunlun Mountains. A center of Lamaist Buddhism, Tibet flourished as a kingdom in the 7th century. Following periods of Han, Mongol, and Manchu rule, it proclaimed independence in 1913 from the Qing Dynasty and fell under Chinese control in the 1950s. Lhasa is the capital.x
Kang-hi next ordered a similar map to be made of Tibet, the survey being executed by two lamas who were carefully trained as surveyors by the Jesuits at Peking.
Professor Takakusu has shown the possibility of several complete books belonging to it being still extant in Chinese translations,' and we may yet hope to recover original fragments in central Asia, Tibet, or Nepal.
The mean elevation of Tibet may be taken as 15,000 ft.
The main stream of this last is called Dichu in Tibet, and its chief feeder is the Ya-lung-kiang, which rises not far from the Hwang-ho, and is considered the territorial boundary between China and Tibet.
The portion of Asia west of British India, excluding Arabia and Syria, forms another extensive plateau covering an area as large as that of Tibet, though at a much lower altitude.