Reading List

“The Paper Road” By Erik Mueggler

“The Paper Road” By Erik Mueggler

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Archive and Experience in the Botanical Exploration of West China and Tibet Published by University of California Press in November 2011, Mueggler’s book interweaves the stories of two early twentieth-century botanists to explore the collaborative relationships each formed with Yunnan villagers in gathering botanical specimens from the borderlands between China, Tibet, and Burma. Buy the book on Amazon: http://amzn.to/14JFSCJ

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“Tibet: A Culture on the Edge” By Phil Borges

“Tibet: A Culture on the Edge” By Phil Borges

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Published in November 2011 by Rizzoli International Publications, photographer Phil Borges uses individual stories and portraits to illustrate how dramatic development, climate change, and the deep devotion of the Tibetan people are interacting to transform Tibetan culture. The portraits of the land and the people bring a powerful visual component as the reader meets and learns about Tibet firsthand through […]

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“The Horse That Leaps Through Clouds” By Eric Enno Tamm

“The Horse That Leaps Through Clouds” By Eric Enno Tamm

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A Tale of Espionage, the Silk Road, and the Rise of Modern China Published by Perseus Oto in April 2011, Eric Enno Tamm’s book retraces the epic journey of Gustaf Mannerheim, a Russian spy, who chronicled the modernization and reform of the Qing Dynasty from 1906 to 1908. A century later, in 2006, Tamm followed in Mannerheim’s footsteps through Central […]

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“Save the Himalayas” By Rima Fujita

“Save the Himalayas” By Rima Fujita

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Published in November 2011 by One Peace Books, “Save the Himalayas” is a children’s book written in Tibetan, English and Japanese with an environmental message. Buy the book on Amazon: http://amzn.to/13lJBKa

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“Empire of Emptiness” By Patricia Ann Berger

“Empire of Emptiness” By Patricia Ann Berger

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Buddhist art and political authority in Qing China Published in January 2003 by University of Hawaii Press, “Empire of Emptiness” takes a fresh look at the huge outpouring of Buddhist painting, sculpture, and decorative arts Qing court artists produced for distribution throughout the Imperial Manchu empire. The multilingual, culturally fluid Qing emperors put an extraordinary range of visual styles into […]

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“A Translucent Mirror” By Pamela Kyle Crossley

“A Translucent Mirror” By Pamela Kyle Crossley

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History and Identity in Qing Imperial Ideology Published in April 2002 by University of California Press, Pamela Kyle Crossley traces the ways in which a large, early modern empire of Eurasia, the Qing (1636-1912), incorporated neighboring, but disparate, political traditions into a new style of emperorship. This groundbreaking study examines the relationship between the increasingly abstract ideology of the centralizing […]

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“Tragedy in Crimson” By Tim Johnson

“Tragedy in Crimson” By Tim Johnson

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How the Dalai Lama Conquered the World but Lost the Battle with China Published in February 2011 by Nation Books, in “Tragedy in Crimson”, journalist Tim Johnson casts his eye over the Tibet issue seen from his perspective as the Beijing bureau chief of McClatchy Newspaper group for six years. Tim Johson travelled extensively over Tibet and, combined with on-the-ground […]

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“In the Shadow of the Buddha” By Matteo Pistono

“In the Shadow of the Buddha” By Matteo Pistono

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One Man’s Journey of Discovery in Tibet   Published in January 2011 by Dutton Adult, in “In the Shadow of the Buddha”, Pistono draws on his experiences as a journalist, activist, and student of Tibetan Buddhism to explore the intersection between spirituality and politics. Includes a foreword by Richard Gere. Buy the book on Amazon: http://amzn.to/11UEUVU

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“To a Mountain in Tibet” By Colin Thubron

“To a Mountain in Tibet” By Colin Thubron

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Published in March 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers, “To A Mountain in Tibet” is award-winning travel writer Colin Thubron’s memoir about travelling to Mount Kailash in the wake of his mother’s death. Read a review in the New York Times here. Buy the book on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/11UF2EY

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“Arrested Histories” By Carole McGranahan

“Arrested Histories” By Carole McGranahan

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Tibet, the CIA, and Memories of a Forgotten War Published in September 2010 by Duke University Press, “Arrested Histories” tells the little-known story of the Tibetan resistance army’s war against China and relates its omission from narratives of Tibetan national history to the production of community, history and nation within the Tibetan exile community. Buy the book on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/16JV04N

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