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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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“Tibet’s Forgotten Heroes” By Birgit van de Wijer

“Tibet’s Forgotten Heroes” By Birgit van de Wijer

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The Story of Tibet’s Armed Resistance Against China   Published in September 2010 by Amperley Publishing, Birgit van de Wijer has transcribed original interviews with forty-eight members of Chushi Gangdruk who were engaged with armed struggle against the Chinese. The book is the result of two years’ work with dozens of Tibetans involved and is in two parts, the first […]

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“Tibet Unconquered” By Diane Wolff

“Tibet Unconquered” By Diane Wolff

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An Epic Struggle for Freedom Published in October 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan, in “Tibet Unconquered” East Asia expert Diane Wolff explores the vast history of Chinese-Tibetan relations, tracing the long and tangled history of the two nations from the days of the Mongol invasion, to the emergence of the Dalai Lama in the fifteenth century, and up to the contentious […]

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“Modern Tibetan Literature and Social Change”

“Modern Tibetan Literature and Social Change”

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Edited by Lauran R. Hartley and Patricia Schiaffini-Vedani   Published in June 2008 by Duke University Press, “Modern Tibetan Literature and Social Change” provides an overview of modern Tibetan literature (literature from the last 30 years). This collection of essays brings together fourteen Tibetan literary scholars who examine the literary output of Tibetan authors writing in Tibetan, Chinese, and English, […]

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“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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