Articles by: High Peaks Pure Earth

“Echoes of Enlightenment: The Life and Legacy of Sönam Peldren” By Suzanne M. Bessenger

“Echoes of Enlightenment: The Life and Legacy of Sönam Peldren” By Suzanne M. Bessenger

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Published in August 2016 by Oxford University Press, “Echoes of Enlightenment: The Life and Legacy of Sönam Peldren” by Suzanne M. Bessenger explores the issues of gender and sainthood raised by the discovery of a previously unpublished “liberation story” of the fourteenth-century Tibetan female Buddhist practitioner Sönam Peldren.

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“In the Service of the 13th and 14th Dalai Lamas – Choegyal Nyima Lhundrup Kashopa” By Jamyang Choegyal Kasho

“In the Service of the 13th and 14th Dalai Lamas – Choegyal Nyima Lhundrup Kashopa” By Jamyang Choegyal Kasho

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Published in 2015 by Tibethaus in Germany, “In the Service of the 13th and 14th Dalai Lamas – Choegyal Nyima Lhundrup Kashopa” is a biography of prominent political figure Kashopa Choegyal Nyima written by his son Jamyang Choegyal Kasho. The book features a foreword by Tsering Shakya and an historical note by Robert Barnett.

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“The Division of Heaven and Earth: On Tibet’s Peaceful Revolution” By Shokdung

“The Division of Heaven and Earth: On Tibet’s Peaceful Revolution” By Shokdung

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Published by Hurst in December 2016, “The Division of Heaven and Earth: On Tibet’s Peaceful Revolution” by Shokdung and translated by Matthew Akester, is one of the most influential and important books from Tibet in the modern era — a passionate indictment of Chinese policies and an eloquent analysis of protests that swept Tibet from March 2008 as a re-awakening of […]

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“Jamyang Khyentsé Wangpo’s Guide to Central Tibet” By Matthew Akester

“Jamyang Khyentsé Wangpo’s Guide to Central Tibet” By Matthew Akester

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Published in September 2016 by Serindia Publications, “Jamyang Khyentsé Wangpo’s Guide to Central Tibet” by Matthew Akester is an illustrated translation of the earliest and best-known guidebook to Tibet.

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“Contesting the Yellow Dragon: Ethnicity, Religion, and the State in the Sino-Tibetan Borderland” By Xiaofei Kang and Donald S. Sutton

“Contesting the Yellow Dragon: Ethnicity, Religion, and the State in the Sino-Tibetan Borderland” By Xiaofei Kang and Donald S. Sutton

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Published in June 2016 by Brill, “Contesting the Yellow Dragon: Ethnicity, Religion, and the State in the Sino-Tibetan Borderland” by Xiaofei Kang and Donald S. Sutton is the first long-term study of the Sino-Tibetan borderland.

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“Krishna in the Garden of Assam, The History and Context of a Much-Travelled Textile” By T. Richard Blurton

“Krishna in the Garden of Assam, The History and Context of a Much-Travelled Textile” By T. Richard Blurton

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Published in March 2016 by British Museum Press, “Krishna in the Garden of Assam, The History and Context of a Much-Travelled Textile” by T. Richard Blurton is an illustrated guide to the Vrindavani Vastra – the most important surviving example of an Assamese devotional textile.

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“Shadow States: India, China and the Himalayas, 1910–1962” By Bérénice Guyot-Réchard

“Shadow States: India, China and the Himalayas, 1910–1962” By Bérénice Guyot-Réchard

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Published in October 2016 by Cambridge University Press, “Shadow States: India, China and the Himalayas, 1910–1962” by Bérénice Guyot-Réchard is the first book to unpack Sino-Indian tensions from the angle of competitive state-building – through a study of their simultaneous attempts to win the approval and support of the Himalayan people.

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“Social Structuration in Tibetan Society: Education, Society, and Spirituality” By Jia Luo

“Social Structuration in Tibetan Society: Education, Society, and Spirituality” By Jia Luo

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Published in December 2016 by Lexington Books, “Social Structuration in Tibetan Society: Education, Society, and Spirituality” by Jia Luo is unique in the literature concerning both the sociology of education and Tibetan society.

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“Photography and Tibet” By Clare Harris

“Photography and Tibet” By Clare Harris

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Published by Reaktion Books in October 2016, “Photography and Tibet” by Clare Harris is the first historical survey of photography in Tibet and the Himalayas.

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“In the Circle of White Stones: Moving through Seasons with Nomads of Eastern Tibet” By Gillian G. Tan

“In the Circle of White Stones: Moving through Seasons with Nomads of Eastern Tibet” By Gillian G. Tan

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Published in December 2016 by University of Washington Press, “In the Circle of White Stones: Moving through Seasons with Nomads of Eastern Tibet” by Gillian G. Tan describes the life-worlds of people in Kham who move with their yaks from pasture to pasture, depending on the milk production of their herd for sustenance.

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