Reading List

“The Culture of the Book in Tibet” by Kurtis R. Schaeffer

“The Culture of the Book in Tibet” by Kurtis R. Schaeffer

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Published in June 2009 by Columbia University Press, “The Culture of the Book in Tibet” is the first volume to trace the singular history of the book in Tibetan culture as material, intellectual and symbolic object. Buy the book on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/17OYOGz

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“The Struggle for Tibet” by Wang Lixiong and Tsering Shakya

“The Struggle for Tibet” by Wang Lixiong and Tsering Shakya

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Published in November 2009 by Verso Books, “The Struggle for Tibet” features two leading Chinese and Tibetan intellectuals in a landmark exchange of views. Additionally, Wang and Shakya each offer their analyses of the 2008 events in Tibet. Buy the book on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1cIvRss

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“Lhasa: Streets with Memories” by Robert Barnett

“Lhasa: Streets with Memories” by Robert Barnett

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Published by Columbia University Press in July 2010, this is the paperback edition of the 2006 hardback that explores Lhasa lyrically and powerfully. Robert Barnett delves into Lhasa’s past, the buildings and the city streets, interwoven with his own recollections of unrest and resistance. To read more about the book go to this page of the Columbia University Press website. […]

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“Women in Tibet, Past and Present”

“Women in Tibet, Past and Present”

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Edited by Janet Gyatso and Hanna Havnenik   Published in January 2006 by Columbia University Press, “Women in Tibet” explores the struggles and accomplishments of women from both past and present-day Tibet. Essays include focus on queens from the imperial period, yoginis and religious teachers of medieval times, Buddhist nuns, oracles, political workers, medical doctors, and performing artists. Most of […]

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“Tibet’s Last Stand?” by Warren W. Smith

“Tibet’s Last Stand?” by Warren W. Smith

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The Tibetan Uprising of 2008 and China’s Response Published in November 2009 by Rowman and Littlefield, “Tibet’s Last Stand?” is the first book-length analysis of the 2008 Tibetan protests. Buy the book on Amazon: http://amzn.to/16JWhsw

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“One Hundred Thousand Moons” by Tsepon Wangchuk Deden Shakabpa

“One Hundred Thousand Moons” by Tsepon Wangchuk Deden Shakabpa

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An Advanced Political History of Tibet   Published by Brill’s Tibetan Studies Library in November 2009, this is the much awaited English edition of Shakabpa’s two volume history book originally written in Tibetan and translated and annotated by Derek F. Maher. Buy the book on Amazon: http://amzn.to/11UHn2z

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The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom

The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom

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This is not a book (!) but the DVD of “The Sun Behind the Clouds” is included in this list as it has been recently been released in the States by Zeitgeist Films. The film by Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin features familiar faces to regular readers of High Peaks Pure Earth, such as an interview with Tibetan writer and […]

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“Uncompromising Truth for a Compromised World” by Samdhong Rinpoche

“Uncompromising Truth for a Compromised World” by Samdhong Rinpoche

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Tibetan Buddhism and Today’s World Published by World Wisdom Books in October 2006, this is a series of in-depth interviews with the present Kalon Tripa Samdhong Rinpoche on his views on politics, religion, philosophy and non-violence. Buy the book on Amazon: http://amzn.to/17P0EHp

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“Sky Train” by Canyon Sam

“Sky Train” by Canyon Sam

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Tibetan Women on the Edge of History Published in October 2009 by University of Washington Press, “Sky Train: Tibetan Women on the Edge of History” combines personal narrative with modern Tibetan history based on the perspective of Tibetan women. The author travelled in Tibet in 2007 and interviewed Tibetan women from all walks of life both inside and outside Tibet. […]

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“Authenticating Tibet” by Anne-Marie Blondeau & Katia Buffetrille

“Authenticating Tibet” by Anne-Marie Blondeau & Katia Buffetrille

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Answers to China’s 100 Questions Published in March 2008 by University of California Press, “Authenticating Tibet” collects balanced responses by international scholars to 100 Questions about Tibet and the Dalai Lama that provide an accurate, historically based assessment of Tibet’s past and present. Buy the book on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/17P0YWs

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