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“Red Stamps and Gold Stars: Fieldwork Dilemmas in Upland Socialist Asia” Edited by Sarah Turner

“Red Stamps and Gold Stars: Fieldwork Dilemmas in Upland Socialist Asia” Edited by Sarah Turner

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Published in May 2013 by University of British Columbia Press, “Red Stamps and Gold Stars: Fieldwork Dilemmas in Upland Socialist Asia” is a collection of essays by social scientists edited by Sarah Turner focusing on experiences on doing fieldwork in Asia. From the UBC website: In the late 1970s and ’80s, socialist countries in Asia began reopening their borders to overseas scholars. Today, a […]

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“Tibet, The Last Cry” By Eric Meyer and Laurent Zylberman

“Tibet, The Last Cry” By Eric Meyer and Laurent Zylberman

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Crowdsourced and self-published by Eric Meyer and Laurent Zylbermann, “Tibet, The Last Cry” is a journal of 40 photographs and text from two Westerners who were able to enter Tibet after the protests of March 2008. Already in French and Spanish, the English version will be available from February 2014. There is an interview with the writer and photographer team here: http://tibet.net/2013/09/25/trouble-in-tibet-qa-with-laurent-zylbermann/ […]

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“Tibetan Soul: Stories” By Alai

“Tibetan Soul: Stories” By Alai

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Published in February 2012, “Tibetan Soul: Stories” by Alai and translated by Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping, is a collection of stories that “present various Tibetan realities, some drawn from legends, others inspired by daily life, by his home village, and by his extensive travels through the region.” Buy the book on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/18jmkXm  

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“In the Land of the Eastern Queendom: The Politics of Gender and Ethnicity on the Sino-Tibetan Border” By Tenzin Jinba

“In the Land of the Eastern Queendom: The Politics of Gender and Ethnicity on the Sino-Tibetan Border” By Tenzin Jinba

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Published in November 2013 by University of Washington Press, “In the Land of the Eastern Queendom: The Politics of Gender and Ethnicity on the Sino-Tibetan Border” by Tenzin Jinba is study reflecting on ethnicity, gender, political identities and state-society relations and has a foreword by Stevan Harrell. From the publisher’s website: This book distinguishes itself from other similar works in the following ways: […]

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“Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development” By Emily T Yeh

“Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development” By Emily T Yeh

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Published in November 2013 by Cornell University Press, “Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development” is a study  by scholar Emily T. Yeh which examines how Chinese development projects in Tibet served to consolidate state space and power. Yeh draws on sixteen months of ethnographic fieldwork between 2000 and 2009 with a focus on Lhasa. From the book’s description: The […]

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“The Song of King Gesar” By Alai

“The Song of King Gesar” By Alai

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From the author of the novel “Red Poppies”, Alai, comes “The Song of King Gesar”, published in November 2013 by Canongate Books and translated by Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-Chun Lin. Here is the synopsis from Canongate: The Song of King Gesar is one of the world’s great epics, as significant for Tibetans as the Odyssey and Iliad for the […]

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“Spoiling Tibet: China and Resource Nationalism on the Roof of the World” By Gabriel Lafitte

“Spoiling Tibet: China and Resource Nationalism on the Roof of the World” By Gabriel Lafitte

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  Published by Zed Books in September 2013 as part of their “Asian Arguments” series, “Spoiling Tibet” by Gabriel Lafitte looks at resource extraction in Tibet. From the publisher’s website: The mineral-rich mountains of Tibet so far have been largely untouched by China’s growing economy. Nor has Beijing been able to settle Tibet with politically reliable peasant Chinese. That is all […]

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High Peaks Pure Earth Summer 2013 Reading List

High Peaks Pure Earth Summer 2013 Reading List

0 by / on 02/07/2013, 10:03 / in Reading List

It’s that time of year again! Twice a year, every winter and summer, High Peaks Pure Earth updates the Tibet Reading List, helping you to fill those long summer days on the beach, in parks, in cafes, in the library or on the move. We couldn’t possibly put the list together alone, thank you to various readers who have been […]

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“His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje – A Biography” by Tsering Namgyal Khortsa

“His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje – A Biography” by Tsering Namgyal Khortsa

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Published in April 2013 by Hay House India and currently only available in India, “His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje – A Biography” by Tsering Namgyal Khortsa is a biography of the head of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. From the publisher: “Born on 26th June 1985 in eastern Tibet to nomadic parents, Ogyen Trinley Dorje […]

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“The Tibetan Suitcase: A Novel” By Tsering Namgyal Khortsa

“The Tibetan Suitcase: A Novel” By Tsering Namgyal Khortsa

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Self-published in April 2013, “The Tibetan Suitcase” is the first novel by Tibetan journalist and writer Tsering Namgyal Khortsa. Following on from Tsewang Pemba’s 1966 work Idols on the Path, Jamyang Norbu’s 2002 work The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes: The Missing Years and “Falling Through the Roof” by Thubten Samphel, Tsering Namgyal Khortsa is the fourth exile Tibetan to tackle the novel form […]

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