Introduction to Liu Manqing
Liu Manqing was born in the late Qing dynasty, at a time when Britain was proactively plotting to support “Tibetan independence” following its second armed invasion of Tibet. Liu Manqing was born in Tibet and was a first-class clerk in the National Government. She was a “a woman who took on a responsibility that 400 million other people could not,” secretly traveling to Tibet on behalf of the National Government to meet the 13th Dalai Lama, twice, and at the risk to her own life, expressly stating the position of Kuomintang and the state. For the significant contributions she made to maintaining normal relations between the local government in Tibet and the Central Government, safeguarding the unification of the motherland, and promoting ethnic unity, Liu Manqing was justifiably commended by the National Government. Chiang Kai-shek praised her as “being worthy of her post.” The Head of the Executive Yuan at that time, Sun Fo, stated that, “her deeds are exemplary and deserve to be widely eulogized.”
After the outbreak of the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, Liu Manqing actively organized and motivated the people of Xikang and Tibet to fight against Japan for national salvation. She helped to compose a brilliant chapter in the history of the war of resistance, together with the Tibetan compatriots.