Tibet's history

A brief overview of key dates in Tibetan history.

Tibet since 1900

This timeline takes you through key events in Tibet's recent history, including China's 1950 invasion, the Tibetan Uprising of 1959 and the intense protests in 2008. You can find out more about Tibet's history before 1900 in the second timeline below. For the latest news on resistance in Tibet click here.

Tibet before 1900

This timeline will provide you with a further insight into important events in Tibet's older history, including the Mongol invasions and the origins of the Dalai Lama lineage.