We’ve updated our Summer 2016 reading list to include a staggering 17 more titles covering the span of the entire Tibetan Buddhist world.
Compiling the reading list twice a year has become a fun and collaborative exercise with many friends on Twitter joining in to recommend books! Thank you to everyone for taking part. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have your own recommendation or to write your own short reviews in the comments.
We’ve added the following 17 books (in no particular order) to the existing reading list:
- “The Buddha Party How the People’s Republic of China Works to Define and Control Tibetan Buddhism” by John Powers
- “Tibet in Agony: Lhasa 1959”: By Jianglin Li
- “Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet” By Holly Gayley
- “In the Circle of White Stones: Moving through Seasons with Nomads of Eastern Tibet” By Gillian Tan
- “Photography and Tibet” By Clare Harris
- “Social Structuration in Tibetan Society: Education, Society, and Spirituality” By Jia Luo
- “Shadow States: India, China and the Himalayas, 1910–1962” By Bérénice Guyot-Réchard
- “Krishna in the Garden of Assam, The History and Context of a Much-Travelled Textile” By T. Richard Blurton
- “Contesting the Yellow Dragon: Ethnicity, Religion, and the State in the Sino-Tibetan Borderland” By Xiaofei Kang and Donald Sutton
- “Jamyang Khyentsé Wangpo’s Guide to Central Tibet” By Matthew Akester
- “The Division of Heaven and Earth: On Tibet’s Peaceful Revolution” By Shokdung
- “In the Service of the 13th and 14th Dalai Lamas – Choegyal Nyima Lhundrup Kashopa” By Jamyang Choegyal Kasho
- “Echoes of Enlightenment: The Life and Legacy of Sönam Peldren” By Suzanne M. Bessenger
- “Remembering the Lotus-Born: Padmasambhava in the History of Tibet’s Golden Age” By Daniel Hirshberg
- “The Life of the Madman of Ü” By David DiValerio
- “9 Months in Tibet” By Rupert Wolfe-Murray
- “Between Dawn and Birth of a Song” By Tenpa Dhargyal Gashi
Click through each of the above links to see short descriptions of the books.
The reading list is mainly a guide to what Tibet-related books have been published and look interesting. For a more in-depth look at selected publications, please go to the book reviews section: http://highpeakspureearth.com/category/book-reviews/
To see the reading list in full, please visit the permanent link on our site: http://highpeakspureearth.com/category/reading-list/