Reading List

“The Museum on the Roof of the World” By Clare Harris

“The Museum on the Roof of the World” By Clare Harris

0 by / on 09/12/2012, 22:42 / in Reading List

Published by Chicago University Press in November 2012, in “The Museum on the Roof of the World: Art, Politics, and the Representation of Tibet”, Clare Harris casts her eye over how Tibet has been represented in museums in recent history. Click here to read an in-depth interview with Clare Harris about the book on Cerise Press. From the Chicago University Press […]

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“Yak Horns” By Bhuchung D. Sonam

“Yak Horns” By Bhuchung D. Sonam

0 by / on 12/11/2012, 10:21 / in Reading List

“Yak Horns” was officially launched in Dharamsala in July 2012 and is a book of essays and commentaries on writings, music and film from Tibet. Many of the writers and works that feature in it can also be found on High Peaks Pure Earth, for example, Woeser, Jamyang Kyi, Kunga Tsayang and Tashi Rabten. There is also an essay about Red Songs that complements our own post about […]

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“Like a Yeti Catching Marmots: A Little Treasury of Tibetan Proverbs” By Pema Tsewang, Shastri

“Like a Yeti Catching Marmots: A Little Treasury of Tibetan Proverbs” By Pema Tsewang, Shastri

0 by / on 26/09/2012, 14:29 / in Reading List

Published by Wisdom Publications in January 2012, “Like a Yeti Catching Marmots: A Little Treasury of Tibetan Proverbs” by Pema Tsewang, Shastri, is a bilingual publication (English and Tibetan) containing 108 Tibetan proverbs. From the Wisdom Publications website: The Yeti, or Dremo in Tibetan, is a dim-witted mythical beast said to feed only on marmots. It sees a marmot, grabs the […]

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High Peaks Pure Earth Summer 2012 Reading List

High Peaks Pure Earth Summer 2012 Reading List

1 by / on 09/07/2012, 09:08 / in Reading List

Now that the summer is upon us, the time has come once again to update our reading list on books related to all aspects of Tibet! This time, we have added five books to the existing list, some are new and some are available for the first time for the Kindle. Here are the new additions to the list: “The […]

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“Theos Bernard, the White Lama” By Paul G. Hackett

“Theos Bernard, the White Lama” By Paul G. Hackett

0 by / on 08/07/2012, 17:02 / in Reading List

Published by Columbia University Press in May 2012, “Theos Bernard, the White Lama: Tibet, Yoga, and American Religious Life” by Paul G. Hackett looks at the life story of Theos Bernard through diaries, interviews, and previously unstudied documents. From the Columbia University Press website: In 1937, Theos Casimir Bernard (1908–1947), the self-proclaimed “White Lama,” became the third American in history to […]

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“The Ninth Panchen Lama (1883-1937): A Life at the Crossroads of Sino-Tibetan Relations” By Fabienne Jagou

“The Ninth Panchen Lama (1883-1937): A Life at the Crossroads of Sino-Tibetan Relations” By Fabienne Jagou

0 by / on 07/07/2012, 12:56 / in Reading List

Published by Silkworm Books in October 2011, “The Ninth Panchen Lama (1883-1937): A Life at the Crossroads of Sino-Tibetan Relations” was originally written in French by Fabienne Jagou. The book has been translated into English by Rebecca Bisset-Buechel. Information from the publishers: This biography of the Ninth Panchen Lama, the second highest spiritual authority in Tibetan Buddhism, offers new insights into the […]

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“The Dalai Lama’s Secret Temple” By Ian A. Baker and Thomas Laird

“The Dalai Lama’s Secret Temple” By Ian A. Baker and Thomas Laird

0 by / on 07/07/2012, 12:19 / in Reading List

Published by Thames and Hudson in September 2011 in a paperback edition, “The Dalai Lama’s Secret Temple” by Ian A. Baker (photography by Thomas Laird) reproduces work created by unknown artists from the 18th century Lukhang Temple that was built during the brief reign of the Sixth Dalai Lama. Buy the book on Amazon: http://amzn.to/LWxvgT

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“Culture and the Politics of Third World Nationalism” By Dawa Norbu [Kindle Edition]

“Culture and the Politics of Third World Nationalism” By Dawa Norbu [Kindle Edition]

1 by / on 07/07/2012, 12:08 / in Reading List

Originally published by Routledge in October 1992, “Culture and the Politics of Third World Nationalism” by the late Dawa Norbu is now available for the Kindle.  Culture and the Politics of Third World Nationalism provides insights drawn from a deep understanding of specific political systems in the Third World and a thorough knowledge of nationalist activity within these systems. Dawa Norbu combines […]

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“The Dragon in the Land of Snows” By Tsering Shakya [Kindle Edition]

“The Dragon in the Land of Snows” By Tsering Shakya [Kindle Edition]

1 by / on 07/07/2012, 11:34 / in Reading List

Originally published by Pimlico in 1999, “The Dragon in the Land of Snows: A History of Modern Tibet Since 1947” by Tsering Shakya has been available for the Kindle since February, 2012. From the Back Cover: The Dragon in the Land of Snows is the definitive history of modern Tibet. It shatters the popular perception of Tibet as an isolated Shangri-La, […]

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“The 14th Dalai Lama: A Manga Biography” By Tetsu Saiwai

“The 14th Dalai Lama: A Manga Biography” By Tetsu Saiwai

0 by / on 16/01/2012, 15:04 / in Reading List

Published by Penguin in September 2010, this unique biography tells the story of the 14th Dalai Lama in manga form. Buy the book on Amazon: http://amzn.to/19OZzQo

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