Reading List

“Krishna in the Garden of Assam, The History and Context of a Much-Travelled Textile” By T. Richard Blurton

“Krishna in the Garden of Assam, The History and Context of a Much-Travelled Textile” By T. Richard Blurton

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Published in March 2016 by British Museum Press, “Krishna in the Garden of Assam, The History and Context of a Much-Travelled Textile” by T. Richard Blurton is an illustrated guide to the Vrindavani Vastra – the most important surviving example of an Assamese devotional textile.

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“Shadow States: India, China and the Himalayas, 1910–1962” By Bérénice Guyot-Réchard

“Shadow States: India, China and the Himalayas, 1910–1962” By Bérénice Guyot-Réchard

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Published in October 2016 by Cambridge University Press, “Shadow States: India, China and the Himalayas, 1910–1962” by Bérénice Guyot-Réchard is the first book to unpack Sino-Indian tensions from the angle of competitive state-building – through a study of their simultaneous attempts to win the approval and support of the Himalayan people.

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“Social Structuration in Tibetan Society: Education, Society, and Spirituality” By Jia Luo

“Social Structuration in Tibetan Society: Education, Society, and Spirituality” By Jia Luo

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Published in December 2016 by Lexington Books, “Social Structuration in Tibetan Society: Education, Society, and Spirituality” by Jia Luo is unique in the literature concerning both the sociology of education and Tibetan society.

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“Photography and Tibet” By Clare Harris

“Photography and Tibet” By Clare Harris

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Published by Reaktion Books in October 2016, “Photography and Tibet” by Clare Harris is the first historical survey of photography in Tibet and the Himalayas.

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“In the Circle of White Stones: Moving through Seasons with Nomads of Eastern Tibet” By Gillian G. Tan

“In the Circle of White Stones: Moving through Seasons with Nomads of Eastern Tibet” By Gillian G. Tan

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Published in December 2016 by University of Washington Press, “In the Circle of White Stones: Moving through Seasons with Nomads of Eastern Tibet” by Gillian G. Tan describes the life-worlds of people in Kham who move with their yaks from pasture to pasture, depending on the milk production of their herd for sustenance.

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“Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet” By Holly Gayley

“Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet” By Holly Gayley

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Published in December 2016 by Columbia University Press, “Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet” by Holly Gayley chronicles the courtship between two Buddhist tantric masters, Tare Lhamo (1938–2002) and Namtrul Rinpoche (1944–2011), and their passion for reinvigorating Buddhism in eastern Tibet during the post-Mao era.

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“Tibet in Agony: Lhasa 1959” By Jianglin Li

“Tibet in Agony: Lhasa 1959” By Jianglin Li

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Published in October 2016 by Harvard University Press, “Tibet in Agony: Lhasa 1959” by Jianglin Li, translated by Susan Wilf, provides the first clear historical account of the crackdown in Lhasa in March 1959.

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“The Buddha Party” By John Powers

“The Buddha Party” By John Powers

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Published in October 2016 by Oxford University Press, “The Buddha Party: How the People’s Republic of China Works to Define and Control Tibetan Buddhism” by John Powers tells the story of how the PRC employs propaganda to define Tibetan Buddhist belief and sway opinion within the country and abroad.

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High Peaks Pure Earth Summer 2016 Reading List

High Peaks Pure Earth Summer 2016 Reading List

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It might be a little late in the summer but there are still some long days and nights left during which to catch up on some Tibet-related reading! High Peaks Pure Earth presents the Summer 2016 Reading List – books on all aspects of Tibet!

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“Tibet on Fire: Buddhism, Protest, and the Rhetoric of Self-Immolation” By John Whalen-Bridge

“Tibet on Fire: Buddhism, Protest, and the Rhetoric of Self-Immolation” By John Whalen-Bridge

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Published in October 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan, “Tibet on Fire: Buddhism, Protest, and the Rhetoric of Self-Immolation” by John Whalen-Bridge examines the Tibetan self-immolation protests from 2011 to 2015. 

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