Reading List

“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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“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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