Articles by: High Peaks Pure Earth

“Dreams in Thin Air” By Michael Nybrandt and Thomas Mikkelson

“Dreams in Thin Air” By Michael Nybrandt and Thomas Mikkelson

0 by / on 17/12/2018, 20:06 / in Reading List

Published in March 2017 by Conundrum Press, “Dreams in Thin Air” by Michael Nybrandt and Thomas Mikkelson is a graphic novel telling the story of how the Tibetan national football team came to be.

Read more ›
“Sikkim – Dawn of Democracy: The Truth Behind The Merger With India” By GBS Sidhu

“Sikkim – Dawn of Democracy: The Truth Behind The Merger With India” By GBS Sidhu

0 by / on 17/12/2018, 20:05 / in Reading List

Published in October 2018 by Penguin India, “Sikkim – Dawn of Democracy: The Truth Behind The Merger With India” by GBS Sidhu looks at the chain of events that led to the merger of Sikkim with India in 1975.

Read more ›
“From a Trickle to a Torrent: Education, Migration, and Social Change in a Himalayan Valley of Nepal” By Geoff Childs and Namgyal Choedup

“From a Trickle to a Torrent: Education, Migration, and Social Change in a Himalayan Valley of Nepal” By Geoff Childs and Namgyal Choedup

0 by / on 17/12/2018, 20:04 / in Reading List

Published in October 2018 by University of California Press, “From a Trickle to a Torrent: Education, Migration, and Social Change in a Himalayan Valley of Nepal” by Geoff Childs and Namgyal Choedup documents the demographic and social consequences of educational migration from Nubri, a Tibetan enclave in the highlands of Nepal.

Read more ›
“Two More Years” By Tendar Tsering

“Two More Years” By Tendar Tsering

0 by / on 17/12/2018, 20:03 / in Reading List

Published in November 2017, in “Two More Years”, Tendar Tsering writes the story of his life. At the age of 12 he embarked on a difficult decision to leave his family in Tibet and cross the Himalayan mountains to study in India.

Read more ›
“Enticement: Stories of Tibet” By Pema Tseden

“Enticement: Stories of Tibet” By Pema Tseden

0 by / on 17/12/2018, 20:02 / in Reading List

Published in September 2018 by the State University of New York Press, Enticement marks the English-language debut of prominent Tibetan writer and filmmaker Pema Tseden. Patricia Schiaffini-Vedani and Michael Monhart are the editors and translators.

Read more ›
“Windhorse Warrior” By RC Friedericks

“Windhorse Warrior” By RC Friedericks

0 by / on 17/12/2018, 20:01 / in Reading List

Published in October 2018 by Niyogi Books, “Windhorse Warrior” by RC Friedericks offers an inside look at the struggles and aspirations of the Tibetan people during the 1950s. It is a tale that weaves together the politics of occupation and resistance, an other-worldly romance between a Chinese communist and an educated Tibetan woman, and the soaring vision of the Tibetan […]

Read more ›
“Islamic Shangri-La: Inter-Asian Relations and Lhasa’s Muslim Communities, 1600 to 1960” By David G. Atwill

“Islamic Shangri-La: Inter-Asian Relations and Lhasa’s Muslim Communities, 1600 to 1960” By David G. Atwill

0 by / on 17/12/2018, 20:00 / in Reading List

Published in September 2018 by University of California Press, “Islamic Shangri-La: Inter-Asian Relations and Lhasa’s Muslim Communities, 1600 to 1960” by David G. Atwill transports readers to the heart of the Himalayas as it traces the rise of the Tibetan Muslim community from the 17th century to the present.

Read more ›
“The Monastery Rules: Buddhist Monastic Organization in Pre-Modern Tibet” By Berthe Jansen

“The Monastery Rules: Buddhist Monastic Organization in Pre-Modern Tibet” By Berthe Jansen

1 by / on 17/12/2018, 19:59 / in Reading List

Published in November 2018 by the University of California Press, “The Monastery Rules: Buddhist Monastic Organization in Pre-Modern Tibet” by Berthe Jansen discusses the position of the monasteries in pre-1950s Tibetan Buddhist societies and how that position was informed by the far-reaching relationship of monastic Buddhism with Tibetan society, economy, law, and culture.

Read more ›
“Mural Art – Studies on Paintings in Asia” By Cristophe Munier-Gallard

“Mural Art – Studies on Paintings in Asia” By Cristophe Munier-Gallard

0 by / on 17/12/2018, 19:58 / in Reading List

Published by River Books in September 2018, “Mural Art – Studies on Paintings in Asia” is a series of 10 articles by the best scholars on mural art as it survives in Afghanistan, Xinjiang, Tibet, Myanmar, Thailand and Mongolia – from the 5th to the 18th century.

Read more ›
“Sexuality in Classical South Asian Buddhism” By José Ignacio Cabezón

“Sexuality in Classical South Asian Buddhism” By José Ignacio Cabezón

0 by / on 17/12/2018, 19:57 / in Reading List

Published in 2017 by Wisdom, “Sexuality in Classical South Asian Buddhism” by José Ignacio Cabezón is a magnum opus from one of America’s foremost scholars of Buddhism and reveals the treatment of sex, gender, and sexual orientation in the Indian and Tibetan traditions.

Read more ›