Elliot Sperling

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Sperling in May 2014

Elliot Sperling (January 4, 1951 – January 2017) was an American historian and academic. He was one of the world's leading historians of Tibet and Tibetan-Chinese relations. He was also a well known human rights activist. He spent almost thirty years at Indiana University's Department of Central Eurasian Studies. He was born in New York City.

On February 2, 2017, it was announced that Sperling died in late January at the age of 66.[1]

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