Reading List

“The Resurgence of ‘Buddhist Government’: Tibetan-Mongolian Relations in the Modern World” By Yumiko Ishihama, Makoto Tachibana, Ryosuke Kobayashi and Takehiko Inoue

“The Resurgence of ‘Buddhist Government’: Tibetan-Mongolian Relations in the Modern World” By Yumiko Ishihama, Makoto Tachibana, Ryosuke Kobayashi and Takehiko Inoue

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Published in Japan by Union Press in March 2019, “The Resurgence of ‘Buddhist Government’: Tibetan-Mongolian Relations in the Modern World” by Yumiko Ishihama, Makoto Tachibana, Ryosuke Kobayashi and Takehiko Inoue is a compilation of essays examining the interrelationships in the Tibetan Buddhist world encompassing Tibet, Mongolia, and Kalmykia.

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“Tibet with My Eyes Closed” By Madhu Gurung

“Tibet with My Eyes Closed” By Madhu Gurung

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Published in India by Speaking Tiger in July 2019, “Tibet with My Eyes Closed” by Madhu Gurung is a collection of eleven short stories chronicling the lives of displaced Tibetans building new homes in India.

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“Mystifying China’s Southwest Ethnic Borderlands: Harmonious Heterotopia” By Yuqing Yang

“Mystifying China’s Southwest Ethnic Borderlands: Harmonious Heterotopia” By Yuqing Yang

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Published in December 2017 by Lexington Books, “Mystifying China’s Southwest Ethnic Borderlands: Harmonious Heterotopia” by Yuqing Yang attempts to examine a range of responses to a state-envisioned ideal of accommodating ethnic differences.

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“Lt. Col. Frederick Marshman Bailey, C.I.E. – Explorer, Spy & Diplomat” By Rafaela Mottram

“Lt. Col. Frederick Marshman Bailey, C.I.E. – Explorer, Spy & Diplomat” By Rafaela Mottram

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Published in the UK by Pagoda Press in May 2019, this is a new biography of Lt. Col. Frederick Marshman Bailey who worked and travelled in India, Tibet and Central Asia during the first half of the twentieth century.

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“Morality and Monastic Revival in Post-Mao Tibet” By Jane Caple

“Morality and Monastic Revival in Post-Mao Tibet” By Jane Caple

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Published in March 2019 by University of Hawaii Press, “Morality and Monastic Revival in Post-Mao Tibet” by Jane Caple is an ethnographic study exploring the social and moral dimensions of monastic revival and reform across a range of Geluk monasteries in northeast Tibet (Amdo/Qinghai Province) from the 1980s on.

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“Tibetan Subjectivities on the Global Stage: Negotiating Dispossession” Edited by Shelly Bhoil and Enrique Galvan-Alvarez

“Tibetan Subjectivities on the Global Stage: Negotiating Dispossession” Edited by Shelly Bhoil and Enrique Galvan-Alvarez

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Published in November 2018 by Lexington Books, “Tibetan Subjectivities on the Global Stage: Negotiating Dispossession”, edited by Shelly Bhoil and Enrique Galvan-Alvarez, is a collection of essays exploring the many ways Tibetans are reimagining their cultural identity since the communist takeover of Tibet in the 1950s. 

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“Inseparable across Lifetimes: The Lives and Love Letters of the Tibetan Visionaries Namtrul Rinpoche and Khandro Tare Lhamo” Translated by Holly Gayley

“Inseparable across Lifetimes: The Lives and Love Letters of the Tibetan Visionaries Namtrul Rinpoche and Khandro Tare Lhamo” Translated by Holly Gayley

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Published by Snow Lion in February 2019, “Inseparable across Lifetimes: The Lives and Love Letters of the Tibetan Visionaries Namtrul Rinpoche and Khandro Tare Lhamo” by Namtrul Rinpoche and Khandro Tare Lhamo and translated by Holly Gayley, offers the translations of love letters between two modern Buddhist visionaries for the first time.

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“The Lhasa House: Typology of an Endangered Species” By André Alexander

“The Lhasa House: Typology of an Endangered Species” By André Alexander

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Published by Serindia Publications in March 2019, “The Lhasa House” authored by the late André Alexander, is a comprehensive survey of the architecture of Lhasa based on Tibet Heritage Fund’s official five-year conservation project.

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“Creating the Universe: Depictions of the Cosmos in Himalayan Buddhism” By Eric Huntington

“Creating the Universe: Depictions of the Cosmos in Himalayan Buddhism” By Eric Huntington

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Published in March 2019 by University of Washington Press, “Creating the Universe: Depictions of the Cosmos in Himalayan Buddhism” by Eric Huntington explores the various ways that Buddhists have imagined and represented the cosmos over the last nearly two thousand years of Buddhist history in Tibet, Nepal and India. 

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“Fire Under The Snow: Testimony of a Tibetan Prisoner” By Palden Gyatso

“Fire Under The Snow: Testimony of a Tibetan Prisoner” By Palden Gyatso

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A late addition to the Winter Tibet Reading List in honour of Palden Gyatso who passed away on November 30 at the age of 85.

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