Tibet History

China is a unified multi-ethnic country, and Tibet is an inalienable part of China since ancient times. Before Christ, the Tibetan ancestors had already has connection with Han people. Later, over a long period of time, the scattered tribes on Tibetan plateau gradually unified into the present Tibetan nationality.

According to the history records, the original Tibetan inhabitants began to live in the highlands as early as the Palaeolithic Age. Then, they merged with the Qiang people, who had come the long way from Qinghai and Gansu Provinces, becoming the ancestors of Tibetans. They herded goats, cattle and sheep. By 100 BC people in Tibet learned to irrigate the land and grew rice and barley as well as raising herds of livestock. Although the history of Tibet can be dated back to thousands of years, the written history only recorded this mysterious land since 7th century when Songtsan Gampo, the 33rd Tibetan king, sent his minister Sambhota to India to study Sanskrit who on his return invented the present Tibetan script based on Sanskrit. In this page, you will find the brief introduction of Tibet history for your reference.

Early History of Tibet

Early History of Tibet

Tibet Autonomous Region is located at southwest of China, on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Tibet is a place with profound culture and history. In this page, you will find early history of Tibet for your reference.  &n...

Tibetan Empire

Tibetan Empire

Tibetan Empire, from 7th Century to 9th Century, was an ancient empire on Tibet Plateau. It lasted for more than 200 years, and it was the first regime in the history of Tibet. The Foundation of Tibetan Empire ...

Songtsen Gampo

Songtsen Gampo

  Songtsen Gampo(617-650) was the 33rd btsan-po (leader) of Tibetan Empire, and the first Ruler of Tibetan Empire. During his period, from 629 to 650, he pacified civil strife in Tubo, expended the territory of T...

Princess Wencheng

Princess Wencheng

Princess Wencheng (625-680) was said to be Rencheng Daozong Li's daughter. Her Chinese name has no record, but was revered in Tibet as female celestial of Han nationality. She was also the queen of Songtsen Gamp...