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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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“Murder in the High Himalaya” by Jonathan Green

“Murder in the High Himalaya” by Jonathan Green

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Published by Public Affairs in June 2010, “Murder in the High Himalaya” tells the true story of two young Tibetan women who decided in August 2006 to escape Chinese rule in Tibet and flee to Dharamsala, India. Through a secretive underground network of Tibetan guides, the two friends, along with four dozen other refugees, embarked on a perilous journey that […]

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“Coming to Terms with the Nation” By Thomas Mullaney

“Coming to Terms with the Nation” By Thomas Mullaney

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Ethnic Classification in Modern China Although “Coming to Terms with the Nation” is not strictly only about Tibet, High Peaks Pure Earth recommends this book for insights into ethnic classification in China. Published in November 2010 by University of California Press, the book looks at the history of China’s 1950s ethnic classification project. Thanks to the great blog The China […]

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“The Nine-Eyed Agate: Poems and Stories” by Jangbu

“The Nine-Eyed Agate: Poems and Stories” by Jangbu

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Translated by Heather Stoddard Published at the end of July 2010, The Nine-Eyed Agate is a collection of poetry and stories by Chenagtsang Dorje Tsering, alias Jangbu. More information from the publishers, Lexington Books, here. Buy the book on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/19OS34J

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“Tibet’s True Heart: Selected Poems by Woeser”

“Tibet’s True Heart: Selected Poems by Woeser”

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Translated by A. E. Clark   Published in 2008 by Ragged Banner Press, “Tibet’s True Heart” is the first collection of poetry in a single volume by Woeser in English. Sample poems from the volume can be read on the website of Ragged Banner and the High Peaks Pure Earth review of the volume can be read here.

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“In the Forest of Faded Wisdom: 104 Poems by Gendun Chopel”

“In the Forest of Faded Wisdom: 104 Poems by Gendun Chopel”

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Translated by Donald S. Lopez Jr. Published in November 2009 by University of Chicago Press, “In the Forest of Faded Wisdom” is a collection of new translations of poetry by Gendun Chopel from Tibetan into English. Gendun Chopel wrote poetry throughout his life and this volume is a good introduction to one of Tibet’s foremost twentieth-century cultural figures. Buy the […]

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“Tales of Tibet” by Herbert Batt (ed.)

“Tales of Tibet” by Herbert Batt (ed.)

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Sky Burials, Wind Horses and Prayer Wheels   Published in July 2001 by Rowman And Littlefield, “Tales of Tibet” brings together fiction on Tibet in translation by Tibetan and Chinese writers such as Tashi Dawa and Alai. Buy the book on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/17P35JO

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“A Blighted Flower and Other Stories”, Translated by Riika J. Virtanen

“A Blighted Flower and Other Stories”, Translated by Riika J. Virtanen

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Published in November 2000 by Paljor Publications, this volume of short stories is still one of the few publications that offer English translations of work by Tibetan writers such as Dhondup Gyal, Tenpa Yargya and Tashi Palden. Buy the book on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1cISVau

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