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  • The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of Chinaby Peter Schwieger

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    A major new work in modern Tibetan history, this book follows the evolution of Tibetan Buddhism?s trülku (reincarnation) tradition from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, along with the Emperor of China?s efforts to control its development. By illuminating the political aspects of the trülku institution, Schwieger shapes a broader history... more...

  • A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 3by Melvyn C. Goldstein

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    It is not possible to fully understand contemporary politics between China and the Dalai Lama without understanding what happened in the 1950?s. The third volume in Melvyn Goldstein's History of Modern Tibet series, The Calm before the Storm , examines the critical years of 1955 through 1957. During this period, the Preparatory Committee for a Tibet... more...

  • Among the Tibetansby Isabella L. Bird

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    "There never was anybody," wrote the Spectator, "who had adventures as well as Miss Bird." In Among the Tibetans you can see why, as Isabella Lucy Bird writes of her journey through the Himalayas on horseback and of her four months of living with "the pleasantest of people." She offers evocative and colourful descriptions... more...

  • Geopolitical Exoticaby Dibyesh Anand

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    Dibyesh Anand lays bare the strategies by which ÒExotica TibetÓ and ÒTibetannessÓ have been constructed and investigates the impact these constructions have had on those who are being represented. In this masterfully synthetic work, Anand establishes that postcoloniality provides new insights into themes of representation and identity... more...

  • Rolf Stein's Tibetica Antiquaby Rolf A. Stein; Arthur McKeown

    BRILL 2010; US$ 185.00

    This book is the first collection and translation in English of Rolf Stein's groundbreaking series of articles on Tibetan history, Tibetica antiqua. Drawing on the earliest available sources, Stein discusses the Tibetan transition to Buddhism, a transition influenced by both Indian and Chinese culture and cultural competition. more...

  • Sources of Tibetan Traditionby Kurtis R. Schaeffer; Matthew T. Kapstein; Gray Tuttle

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    The most comprehensive collection of classic Tibetan works in a Western language, this volume illuminates the complex historical, intellectual, and social movements of Tibetan civilization from its earliest beginnings to the modern period. It includes more than 180 representative writings of the Tibetan tradition, more than half never before translated... more...

  • To Lhasa In Disguiseby Mcgovern

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 280.00

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Tibetan Livesby Peter Richardus

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In the early years of the 20th century, control over Tibet was contested by three major empires: those of China, Russia and Britain. The imperial powers and those who came in their wake - missionaries, scholars, traders and soldiers - employed local staff to assist in their dealings with the Tibetans, and these employees were in the vanguard of Tibet's... more...

  • Peaks on the Horizonby Charlie Carroll

    Soft Skull Press 2015; US$ 16.95

    Charlie Carroll?s obsession began with his chance discovery of Seven Years in Tibet in the “Adult Reading? section of his grade school library. The battered hardcover with faded gold lettering sparked a twenty-year obsession with Tibet, and after combing through every book, article, and documentary on the mysterious and controversial nation, Charlie... more...

  • The Tibetansby Matthew T. Kapstein

    Wiley 2013; US$ 42.95

    This book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to Tibet, its culture and history. A clear and comprehensive overview of Tibet, its culture and history. Responds to current interest in Tibet due to continuing publicity about Chinese rule and growing interest in Tibetan Buddhism. Explains recent events within the context of Tibetan... more...