Was the "1959 Tibetan uprising", sometimes called "1959 Tibetan rebellion" really an uprising/rebellion? Why is it called "uprising"?
"uprising" to me signifies something violent, but the events in Lhasa in 1959 started with artillery towards Tibetan protesters in an area that was controlled by the Tibetan government. There were very few attacks against PRC forces. It seems to me that it was for the most part resistance to China taking over full control of their county (Which they didn't have according to the 17 point agreement)?
It was connected to violent resistance in other parts of Tibet, but these didn't start in 1959.
Perhaps for Tibetans, it was when they stood up to China taking over their country? And this has then become "uprising" in English? (They are referring to the start of it as the "Tibetan Uprising Day")
(I am writing about this in my own language, and I am not sure what I should call it)