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Across Many Mountains
Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Familys Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom
By: Yangzom Brauen
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"A powerful, emotional memoir and an extraordinary portrait of three generations of Tibetan women whose lives are forever changed when Chairman Mao's Red Army crushes Tibetan independence, sending a young mother and her six-year-old daughter on a treacherous journey across the snowy Himalayas toward freedom.
Archaeology of Tibetan Books
Archaeology of Tibetan Books
By: Agnieszka Helman-Wazny
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In Archaeology of Tibetan Books, Agnieszka Helman-Wazny explores the varieties of artistic expression, materials, and tools that have shaped Tibetan books over the millennia. Digging into the history of the bookmaking craft, the author approaches these ancient texts primarily through the lens of their artistry, while simultaneously showing them as physical objects embedded in pragmatic, economic, and social frameworks.
Bayonets to Lhasa
Bayonets to Lhasa: Francis Younghusband and the British Invasion of Tibet
By: Peter Fleming
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The British invasion of Tibet in 1904 is one of the strangest events in British imperial history. Planned by Lord Curzon as a strategic move in the Great Game, the incursion was in fact ill-conceived and inspired by only the weakest of motivations. Led by the soldier, explorer, and mystic Francis Younghusband, the missiondoomed from the very beginningbecame caught in political cross-fire and the distant and destructive machinations of China and England and ended in ignominy and disappointment. Peter Fleming's Bayonets to Lhasa is a gripping depiction of this unusual chain of events, its charismatic protagonists, and the repercussions that continue to be felt throughout the region.
Born in Lhasa
Born in Lhasa
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Namgyal Lhamo Taklha recounts her remarkable life in Born in Lhasa. She describes her childhood in a Tibet that no longer exists and chronicles her life and work on four continents. It is an engaging history of the Tibetan diaspora--dramatic and filled with anecdotes. Taklha's autobiography differs from those of other prominent Tibetans because she discusses the unexpected challenges of living in America and Europe.

Mrs. Taklha married the immediate elder brother of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. She is a member of the elected Parliament of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile and serves as Minister of Health. She lives in Dharamsala, India.
British Empire and Tibet, 1900-1922
By: Wendy Palace
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Using official government sources, private papers and the diaries and memoirs of those involved, this book examines the impact of Younghunsband's invasion and its aftermath inside Tibet.
Caught in Nepal
Caught in Nepal: Tibetan Refugees Photographing Tibetan Refugees
By: Mikel Dunham
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"Several years ago, I distributed ten digital cameras to young adult Tibetan refugees living in Nepal. Three of them professed basic photographic skills but none of them owned a camera.
My deal was straightforward. They received free cameras and I received documentation of the Tibetan refugee experience. This book is the result of that collaboration." - excerpted from the introductory chapter "Genesis" by Mikel Dunham
Clear Mirror
Clear Mirror: A Traditional Account of Tibet's Golden Age
By: Sonam Gyaltsen
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Sakyapa Sonam Gyaltsen (1312-1375), born into the powerful Khon family that ruled much of Tibet, was teacher and mentor to many great masters of all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. He is still widely revered for his scholarship and sanctity. Lama Choedak Yuthok was born in a yak-hair tent in Central Tibet in 1954. After becoming a monk and studying for twelve years under the Most Venerable Chogay Trichen Rinpoche, he completed a three-year solitary retreat. Since 1982, he has served as interpreter for prominent teachers from all four traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Cultural Flows across the Western Himalaya
Cultural Flows across the Western Himalaya
By: Patrick McAllister, Cristina Scherrer-Schaub, Helmut Krasser
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This collection of essays is the outcome of a symposium hosted by the International Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla (15th–18th April 2009). An international group of scholars, collaborating in the project “The Cultural History of the Western Himalayas from the 8th Century” (sponsored by the Austrian Science Fund).
Cultural History of Tibet
By: David L. Snellgrove and Hugh Richardson
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This revised edition of the classic work on the rapidly vanishing civilization of Tibet traces the evolution of Tibetan culture from its origins to Tibet's fall to the Chinese Communists in 1959 and the subsequent relocation of Tibetan culture and many Tibetan people. The authors illuminate the many faces of Tibetan culture, including the geography of Tibet, religion, artistic and literary development, and contemporary Tibetan politics.
Culture of the Book in Tibet
By: Kurtis R Schaeffer
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The history of the book in Tibet involves more than literary trends and trade routes. Functioning as material, intellectual, and symbolic object, the book has been an instrumental tool in the construction of Tibetan power and authority, and its history opens a crucial window onto the cultural, intellectual, and economic life of an immensely influential Buddhist society.
Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China
Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China A Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation
By: Peter Schwieger
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Unlike other pre-twentieth century Tibetan histories, this volume rejects hagiographic texts in favor of diplomatic, legal, and social sources held in the private, monastic, and bureaucratic archives of old Tibet. This approach draws a unique portrait of Tibet's rule by reincarnation while shading in peripheral tensions in the Himalayas, eastern Tibet, and China. Its perspective fully captures the extent to which the emperors of China controlled the institution of the Dalai Lamas, making a groundbreaking contribution to the past and present history of East Asia.
Dalai Lamas of Lhasa and Their Relations with the Manchu Emperors of China 1644-1908
By: Rockhill
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This important work by W. W. Rockhills on the relations between the Dalai Lama's of Tibet and the Manchu Emperors of China, published in T'oung-Poo, Series III, Vol. 7, No. 4 and subsequently reprinted by Oriental Printing-office, Late E. J. Brill, Leyden in 1910, has remained inaccessible and out of print for a long time.
Dalai Lamas: The Institution and its History
Dalai Lamas: The Institution and its History
By: Ardy Verheagen
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From the fifteenth century on, the Dalai Lamas emerged as the pre-eminent spiritual and secular leaders of Tibet. In his foreword to this book Tenzin Gyatso the Fourteenth Dalai Lama states that "Buddhism, with its powerful central message of compassion . . . transformed Tibetans from the powerful warlike nation that dominated Central Asia in the seventh century to the more peaceful and religious people they are today."
Death and Beyond in Ancient Tibet
Death and Beyond in Ancient Tibet:
Archaic Concepts and Practices in a Thousand-Year-Old Illuminated Funerary Manuscript and Old Tibetan Funerary Documents of Gathang Bumpa and Dunhuang
By: John Vincent Bellezza
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This monograph brings to light the eschatological patterns and procedural constructs of death rites in ancient Tibet. It is centered on documents written between circa 800 CE and 1100 CE, which include an illuminated funerary manuscript of much rarity, two death ritual texts recently recovered in southern Tibet from the Gathang Bumpa religious monument, and several related manuscripts discovered in the Dunhuang grottoes a century ago.
Hidden Tibet
By: S. L. Kuzmin
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Tibet is the land of mysteries. It is not only about religion and occultism: its history remains largely hidden. This book disproves some of the erroneous views on the history and religion of the Tibetans. Tibet has never been a part of China. At the time when China was an inalienable part of the Mongolian Yuan Empire and Manchu Qing Empire, Tibet was a separate country dependent on the Mongol and Manchu emperors, but never lost its statehood. A widespread view that Tibet was an integral part of neighboring empires is related to an ancient Chinese concept of the emperors universal power.
History as Propaganda
History as Propaganda: Tibetan Exiles versus the People's Republic of China
By: John Powers
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Despite Chinese efforts to stop foreign countries from granting him visas, the Dalai Lama has become one of the most recognizable and best loved people on the planet, drawing enormous crowds wherever he goes. By contrast, China's charismatically-challenged leaders attract crowds of protestors waving Tibetan flags and shouting "Free Tibet!" whenever they visit foreign countries. By now most Westerners probably think they understand the political situation in Tibet. But, John Powers argues, most Western scholars of Tibet evince a bias in favor of one side or the other in this continuing struggle.
History of Modern Tibet
By: Goldstein, Melvyn C.
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The Demise of the Lamaist State

The "Tibetan Question," the nature of Tibet's political status vis-?-vis China, has been the subject of often bitterly competing views while the facts of the issue have not been fully accessible to interested observers. While one faction has argued that Tibet was, in the main, historically independent until it was conquered by the Chinese Communists in 1951 and incorporated into the new Chinese state, the other faction views Tibet as a traditional part ofChina that split away at the instigation of the British after the fall of the Manchu Dynasty and was later dutifully reunited with "New China" in 1951. In contrast, this comprehensive study of modern Tibetan history presents a detailed, non-partisan account of the demise of the Lamaist state.
History of Modern Tibet, Volume 2: The Calm Before the Storm: 1951-1955
By: Goldstein, Melvyn C.
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It is not possible to fully understand contemporary politics between China and the Dalai Lama without understanding what happened and why during the 1950s. In a book that continues the story of Tibet's history that he began in his acclaimed A History of Modern Tibet, 1913-1951: The Demise of the Lamaist State, Melvyn C. Goldstein critically revises our understanding of that key period in midcentury. This authoritative account utilizes new archival material, including never before seen documents, and extensive interviews with Tibetans, including the Dalai Lama, and with Chinese officials. Goldstein furnishes fascinating and sometimes surprising portraits of these major players as he deftly unravels the fateful intertwining of Tibetan and Chinese politics against the backdrop of the Korean War, the tenuous Sino-Soviet alliance, and American cold war policy.
History of Modern Tibet, Volume 3: The Storm Clouds Storm Descend: 1955 -1957
By: Goldstein, Melvyn C.
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It is not possible to fully understand contemporary politics between China and the Dalai Lama without understanding what happened in the 1950s. 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 Autonomous Region was inaugurated in Lhasa, and a major Tibetan uprising occurred in Sichuan Province.
History of the Sera Monastery of Tibet (1418-1959) (Tibetan Only)
History of the Sera Monastery of Tibet (1418-1959) (Tibetan Only)
By: Champa Thupten Zongtse
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The present  Book  is dedicated to the  History  of Sera, along with Ganden and Drepung one of the three great monastic universities of the dGe-lugs-pa school around Lhasa. With the support of the donor sNe'u-gdon Mi-dban Grags-pa-rgyal-mtshan, it was founded in 1419 by Byams-chen-chos-rje Sakya-ye-ses (1354-1435), one of the disciples of Tson-kha-pa Blo-bzan-grags-pa. Byams-chen-chos-rje himself became its first abbot.
History of Tibet, 3 Vol. Set
History of Tibet, 3 Vol. Set
By: Alex McKay
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These History of Tibet volumes have a format which has become an increasingly practical format for the dissemination of modern Tibetan studies - a cohesive collection of scholarly articles grouped around a particular theme. While most of the material included here has been previously published, the nature of the academic process is such that many of the articles have appeared in obscure publications, have enjoyed only limited circulation or are otherwise difficult to locate.
The Holy Madmen of Tibet
Holy Madmen of Tibet
By: David M. DiValerio
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By focusing on literature written by and about the "holy madmen" and on the yogins' relationships with their public, this book offers in-depth looks at the narrative and social processes out of which sainthood arises, and at the role biographical literature can play in the formation of sectarian identities. By showing how understandings of the "madmen" have changed over time, this study allows for new insights into current notions of "crazy wisdom." In the end, the "holy madmen" are seen as self-aware and purposeful individuals who were anything but insane.
India and Tibet
India and Tibet
By: Younghusband
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This text provides a history of the relations that have existed between the countries of India and Tibet, from the time of Warren Hastings to 1910. Particular attention has been given to the mission to Lhasa of 1904. Divided into concise chapters, the text explores over 130 years of interaction between these two neighboring countries. It is an indispensible account of the early history of Tibet and its interaction with India.
Basic Indian Tibet Tibetan India
Indian Tibet Tibetan India: The Cultural Legacy of the Western Himalayas
By: Peter Van Ham
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With the aid of rare archival and contemporary textual and visual materials, many seen here for the first time ever, Peter van Ham draws a comprehensive picture of the fascinating history of the exploration of the present Indian border region towards Tibet. Knowledgably he describes the customs of its various inhabitants many of whom still follow their age-old traditions which at present are being stimulated and revived by the many exiled Tibetans that have found a new home in the region, thus designating it as 'Tibetan India.
Light of Kailash
Light of Kailash: A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume One The Early Period
By: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
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Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, former Professor of Tibetan and Mongolian Language and Literature at the University of Naples LOrientale, has dedicated his academic career to the study of Tibetan culture and has published a number of works, in particular, on its origin. In his findings, the cradle of Tibetan culture is to be looked for in the ancient realm of Zhang Zhung, with revered Mount Kailash as its center and heart, and in the Bn spiritual traditions which flourished within and spread from that kingdom. The Light of Kailash, through meticulous selection and a critical use and analysis of a vast array of literary and often unpublished sources, offers an open, daring, holistic, unbiased approach to the study of the cultural and spiritual heritage of Tibet, and to the understanding of the origin of this fascinating and endangered civilization.

Light of Kailash
Light of Kailash: A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume Two The Intermediate Period
By: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
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Volume 2 covers the History of the Intermediate Period: Tibet and Zhang Zhung. It is focused on the rise of human generations, the Bonpo lineages, the spread of Bon during the lifetimes of the first Tibetan kings, the dynasties, written language, and civilization of ancient Tibet, as well as on the reigns of specific kings, the Bon religion, and Bonpo religious figures (Dranpa Namkha in particular) of Zhang Zhung during that period.

Lotus and the Lion
Lotus and the Lion: Buddhism and the British Empire
By: J. Jeffrey Franklin
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Buddhism is indisputably gaining prominence in the West, as is evidenced by the growth of Buddhist practice within many traditions and keen interest in meditation and mindfulness. In The Lotus and the Lion, J. Jeffrey Franklin traces the historical and cultural origins of Western Buddhism, showing that the British Empire was a primary engine for curiosity about and then engagement with the Buddhisms that the British encountered in India and elsewhere in Asia.
McLeod Ganj
McLeod Ganj
By: Andrew MacLeod
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The history of the Indian town, how it relates to Tibet's history, and how it became "the capital-in-exile of Tibet".
My Tibetan Childhood: When Ice Shattered Stone, Naktsang Nulo
My Tibetan Childhood: When Ice Shattered Stone
By: Naktsang Nulo
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In My Tibetan Chldhood, Naktsang Nulo recalls his life in Tibet's Amdo region during the 1950s. From the perspective of himself at age ten, he describes his upbringing as a nomad on Tibet's eastern plateau. The real significance of this episodic narrative is the way it shows, through the eyes of a child, the suppressed histories of China's invasion of Tibet. The author's matter-of-fact accounts cast the atrocities that he relays in stark relief.
The Noodle Maker of Kalimpong
Noodle Maker of Kalimpong: The Untold Story of My Struggle for Tibet
By: Gyalo Thondup, Anne F Thurston
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Gyalo Thondup has long lived out of the spotlight and hidden from view, but his whole life has been dedicated to the cause of his younger brother and Tibet. He served for decades as the Dalai Lama's special envoy, the trusted interlocutor between Tibet and foreign leaders from Chiang Kai-shek to Jawaharlal Nehru, Zhou Enlai to Deng Xiaoping. Traveling the globe and meeting behind closed doors, Thondup has been an important witness to some of the epochal events of the 20th century. No one has a better grasp of the ongoing great game as the divergent interests of China, India, Russia and the United States continue to play themselves out over the Tibetan plateau. Only the Dalai Lama himself has played a more important role in the political history of modern, tragedy-ridden Tibet. Indeed, the Dalai Lama's dramatic escape from Lhasa to exile in India would not have been possible without his brother's behind-the-scenes help.
Now, together with Anne F. Thurston, who co-wrote the international best seller The Private Life of Chairman Mao, Gyalo Thondup is finally telling his story.
Old Tibetan Annals: An Annotated Translation of Tibet's First History
Old Tibetan Annals: An Annotated Translation of Tibet's First History
By: Brandon Dotson
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The Old Tibetan Annals contain Tibet´s oldest extant history. Primarily a bureaucratic register of events, it is the single most reliable source for the history of the first half of the Tibetan Empire (c. 600-850 CE). This record was maintained more or less contemporaneously with the events it describes, with entries added at the end of each year from 650 to 764. In each yearly entry, the Old Tibetan Annals record information such as the summer and winter residences of the Tibetan emperor, where the summer and winter political councils were convened, who convened them, and what measures were taken.
Power, Politics, and the Reinvention of Tradition: Tibet in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century
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This volume focuses upon the relationships between the past and the present evoked in Tibetan historiography, ritual literature, and Buddhist esoteric writings. It offers diverse perspectives on a critical period in Tibet's history when Tibetans found themselves caught up in the tides of political turmoil and forced into the center of a much larger Central Eurasian struggle for power and territorial control between the Manchu rulers of the Qing empire and the Mongols of the north. The volume highlights the various ways Tibetan historians, biographers, and Buddhist scholars during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries succeeded in the task of reinventing and reinforcing their respective traditions.
Pioneering on Tibet
Primary Sources, Historical Collections: Pioneering on Tibet: A Personal Record of Life and Experience in Mission Fields
By: Albert Leroy Shelton
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This book, from the series Primary Sources: Historical Books of the World (Asia and Far East Collection), represents an important historical artifact on Asian history and culture. Its contents come from the legions of academic literature and research on the subject produced over the last several hundred years. Covered within is a discussion drawn from many areas of study and research on the subject. From analyses of the varied geography that encompasses the Asian continent to significant time periods spanning centuries, the book was made in an effort to preserve the work of previous generations. 214 Pages.
Social Life of Tibetan Biography: Textuality, Community, and Authority in the Lineage of Tokden Shakya Shri
Social Life of Tibetan Biography: Textuality, Community, and Authority in the Lineage of Tokden Shakya Shri
By: Amy Holmes-Tagcchungdarpa
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The Social Life of Tibetan Biography explores the creation of Tibetan religious authority in Tibetan cultural areas throughout East, Inner, and South Asia through engaging with the relationship between textual biography and social community in the case of the Eastern Tibetan yogi Tokden Shakya Shri (1853–1919).

Series: Studies in Modern Tibetan Culture
Song of the Queen of Spring: A History of Tibet
Song of the Queen of Spring: A History of Tibet
By: Nag-dBan Blo-bZan rGya-mTSHo, Fifth Dalai Lama
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Through a Land of Extremes: The Littledales of Central Asia
Through a Land of Extremes: The Littledales of Central Asia
By: Elizabeth and Nicholas Clinch
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For thirty years, St. George Littledale and his wife Teresa mounted expeditions in North America and Asia. Through a Land of Extremes gives a taste for a bygone time of travel into uncharted, unknown territory, when adventurers lived by a combination of wit, charm, and luck. Of independent means, the Littledales began in the American Rockies, Yellowstone, and Alaska. These trips were followed by expeditions in the late 1880s in the Caucasus, the Pamirs, Russian Central Asia, and Mongolia.
Tibet and China in the Twenty-First Century, Non - violence Versus State Power
By: John Heath
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John Heath's overview lends perspective to this conflict through an impartial examination of the situation as it stands, as well as to how it has arrived at the present state of affairs. Heath enquires into the origin of Mao Zedong's influences, rise to power and eventual decision to invade Tibet and examines Chinese policy towards the country from Mao's time right up to the recent change of administration headed by Hu Jintao. Simultaneously, Heath reports on the various changes Tibetans have faced in modern times, from eroding cultural traditions and ecology to economic development. The second part of the book addresses the contentious human-rights aspect to China's actions in Tibet, and explores the very real, and realistic, question of how to actually negotiate with China.
Tibet on Fire
Tibet on Fire: Self-Immolations Against Chinese Rule
By: Tsering Woeser
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Since the 2008 uprising, nearly 150 Tibetan monks have set fire to themselves in protest at the Chinese occupation of their country. Most have died from their injuries. Author Tsering Woeser is a prominent voice of the Tibetan movement, and one of the few Tibetan authors to write in Chinese. Her stirring acts of resistance have led to her house arrest, where she remains under close surveillance to this day. Tibet On Fire is her account of the oppression Tibetans face and the ideals driving those who resist, both the self-immolators and other Tibetans like herself.
Tibet: A History
Tibet: A History
By: Sam Van Schaik
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Situated north of the Himalayas, Tibet is famous for its unique culture
and its controversial assimilation into modern China. Yet Tibet in the
twenty-first century can only be properly understood in the context of
its extraordinary history.  Sam van Schaik brings the history of
Tibet to life by telling the stories of the people involved, from the
glory days of the Tibetan empire in the seventh century through to the
present day.
Tibet: An Unfinished Story, Lezlee Brown Halper and Stefan Halper
Tibet: An Unfinished Story
By Lezlee Brown Halper and Stefan Halper
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This book traces the origins and manifestations of the Tibetan myth, as propagated by Younghusband, Madam Blavatsky, Himmler, Acheson and Roosevelt. The authors discuss how, after WW2, Tibet-- isolated, misunderstood and with a tiny elite unschooled in political-military realities --- misread the diplomacy between its two giant neighbours, India and China, forlornly hoping London or Washington might intervene. China's People's Liberation Army sought nothing less than to deconstruct traditional Tibet, unseat the Dalai Lama and "absorb" this vast region into the People's Republic, and Lhasa succumbed to China's invasion in 1950.
Tibetan Empire in Central Asia: A History of the Struggle for Great Power among Tibetans, Turks, Arabs, and Chinese during the Early Middle Ages
By: Christopher I. Beckwith
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This richly detailed narrative history of the Tibetan Empire in Central Asia from about A.D. 600 to 866 depicts the struggles of the great Tibetan, Turkic, Arab, and Chinese powers for dominance over the Silk Road lands that connected Europe and East Asia. Challenging the commonly held belief that Eas and West were largely isolated from each other until the discovery of sea routes to India and China, the book  shows the importance of overland contacts between East and West in the Early Middle Ages and elucidates Tibet's role in the conflict over Central Asia.
Tibetan History and Language
By: Ernst Steinkellner
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Studies dedicated to Uray Geza on his seventieth birthday.

Tibetan History and Language, Ernst Steinkellner, Arbeitskreis fur Tibetische und Buddhistische Studien, Paperback, 536 pp., $72.
Tibetan History Reader
Tibetan History Reader
By: Gray Tuttle & Kurtis Schaeffer
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Answering a critical need for an accurate, in-depth history of Tibet, this single-volume resource reproduces essential, hard-to-find essays from the past fifty years of Tibetan studies. Covering the social, cultural, and political development of Tibet from the seventh century to the modern period, the volume is organized chronologically and regionally to complement courses in Asian and religious studies and world civilizations.
Trans Himalayan Tibet
Trans Himalayan Tibet: History, Language and Literature (Traditional & Contemporary)
Ed. By Tsetan Namgyal
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With the aid of rare archival and contemporary textual and visual materials, many seen here for the first time ever, Peter van Ham draws a comprehensive picture of the fascinating history of the exploration of the present Indian border region towards Tibet. Knowledgably he describes the customs of its various inhabitants many of whom still follow their age-old traditions which at present are being stimulated and revived by the many exiled Tibetans that have found a new home in the region, thus designating it as 'Tibetan India.
Travels of a Consular Officer in Eastern Tibet
Travels of a Consular Officer in Eastern Tibet: Together with a History of the Relations Between China, Tibet and India
By: Eric Teichman
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. 248 Pages.
Water Horse and Other Years: History of 17th and 18th Century Tibet
By: Dhondup
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The Water-Horse and Other Years is a history of Tibet during the 17th and 18th centuries, roughly covering the period from the First to the Seventh Dalai Lamas. It attempts to capture the sound and fury of the sectarian and regional conflicts and turmoil that dominated the larger part of some of the most violent and power-hungry chapters in Tibetan history, when diverse personalities such as Qosot Gushri Khan, Desi Sonam Chophel, Karma Tenkyong Wangpo, Desi Sangay Gyatso, Qosot Lhazang Khan, Kanchenay Sonam Gyalpo, Miwang Pholanay Sonam Topgyal, Gyurmed Namgyal, and many others roamed across the Tibetan landscape in search of personal, sectarian, or regional victory and domination. And between the lines of these 'violent and frightening chapters run the lives the' Dalai Lamas and the Panchen Lamas, constantly providing spiritual solace and strength to the suffering Tibetan masses crushed under ceaseless power struggles between the Tibetan regents, Mongol chiefs, and Manchu emperors. Above all, The Water-Horse and Other fears traces the political rise of Ganden Phodrang as personified in the person and institution of the Dalai Lamas, who have kept Tibet alive throughout the centuries.