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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mindscaping the Landscape of Tibetby Dan Smyer Yü

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book addresses the imaginative portrayal of Tibet among contemporary Tibetans and non-Tibetans as well as the global phenomenon known as ?imagined Tibet.? It critiques divergent perceptions of eco-religious practices, collective memories, and earth-inspired emotions in Tibet with emphasis on the potency of landscape. It is written for readers... 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...

  • Contributions to the Cultural History of Early Tibetby Matthew T. Kapstein; Brandon Dotson

    BRILL 2007; US$ 136.00

    Early medieval Tibet remains one of the most challenging fields in Tibetan Studies overall, wherein numerous mysteries remain. This work features six contributions that shed light on major topics in history, literature and religion. 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...

  • The Tibetansby Matthew T. Kapstein

    Wiley 2013; US$ 42.95

    "In the past, for largely geographical reasons, Tibet was isolated from the rest of the world, which meant that our country, people and culture were not only shrouded in mystery, but often gravely misunderstood. More recently, as interest has grown, scholarship concerning Tibet has improved beyond expectation, although it has often singled out narrow... 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...