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China: Tibet

(see also China, China: Maoist Era & China since 1980)

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

When the Sky Fell to Earth: The New Crackdown on Buddhism in Tibet. International Campaign for Tibet (7/8/04).

Trials of a Tibetan Monk: The Case of Tenzin Delek. Human Rights Watch (2/04).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

British Vigil for Human Rights in Tibet.

Canada Tibet Committee.

Human Rights Watch: Tibet.

International Campaign for Tibet.

Tibetan Government in Exile.

Tibet Information Network.

Tibet Online.

Tibet Study Association.

Tibet Today (from China's People's Daily).

Tibet Today (Chinese government's answers to frequently asked questions).

Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organization (UNPO).

Voice of Tibet.

WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles

Avedon, John F. "Tibet today," Utne Reader 32 (3-4/89):34-40.

Bauer, Manuel & Isabel Hilton. "Tibet: consequences of Chinese Occupation," Granta 58 (sum 97):171-96.

Bowers, Stephen. "Tibet since Mao Zedong," Journal of Social, Political & Economic Studies 19,4 (win 94):409-33.

Buruma, Ian. "Tibet disenchanted," NY Review 47,12 (7/20/00):22-25.

Ekvall, Robert B. "The Tibetan self-image," Pacific Affairs 33,4 (1960):375-82.

Gayford, Sally. "Ordeal by exile," New Internationalist (12/93):31.

Hansen, Peter H. "The dancing lamas of Everest: cinema, orientalism & Anglo-Tibetan relations in the 1920's," American Historical Review 101,2 (1996):712-47.

Hilton, Isabel. “The Buddha’s daughter,” New Yorker (3/29/04):42- 50.

Mirsky, Jonathan. "Destroying the dharma," NY Review (12/2/04):45-47. Review essay on Goldstein, Tibetan Revolutionary.

Norbu, Dawa. "Tibet in Sino-Indian relations: the centrality of marginality," Asian Survey 37,11 (11/97):1078-26.

New Internationalist (12/95). Special issue on Tibet under Chinese occupation, and in support of international movement of solidarity with their nonviolent struggle for autonomy.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Apte, Robert Z. Tibet: Enduring Spirit, Exploited Land (Santa Fe NM: Heartsfire, 1998).

Bass, Catriona. Education in Tibet: Policy & Practice since 1958 (NY: Zed, 1998).

Cao, Changching & James D. Seymour. Tibet Through Dissident Chinese Eyes: Essays on Self-Determination (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1998).

Childs, Geoff. Tibetan Diary: From Birth to Death & Beyond in a Himalayan Valley of Nepal (Berkeley: U. of California, 2004).

Dalai Lama. Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet (NY: HarperCollins, 1990).

Donnet, Pierre-Antoine. Tibet: Survival in Question [1991] (trans. Tica Broch; London: Zed, 1994).

Epstein, Israel. Tibet Transformed (Beijing: New World, 1983).

Feigon, Lee. Demystifying Tibet. Unlocking the Secrets of the Land of the Snows (Chicago: I.R. Dee, 1996).

Goldstein, Melvyn C. The Snow Lion & the Dragon. China, Tibet & the Dalai Lama (Berkeley: U. of California, 1997).

__________ & Matthew T. Kapstein (eds.) Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet (Berkeley: U. of California, 1998).

__________, Dawei Sherp & Williem R. Siebenschuh. A Tibetan Revolutionary: The Political Life & Times of Bapa Phüntso Wangye (Berkeley: U. of California, 2004).

Grunfeld, A. Tom. The Making of Modern Tibet (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1996).

Lobsang Rampa, T. The Third Eye: The Autobiography of a Tibetan Lama (NY: Doubleday, 1957).

López, Donald S. Jr. Prisoners of Shangri-La. Tibetan Buddhism & the West (Chicago: U. Chicago, 1998).

Margolis, Eric S. War at the Top of the World: The Struggle for Afghanistan, Kashmir & Tibet (NY: Routledge, 2002).

Murphy, Dervla. Tibetan Foothold (London: Murray, 1966).

Patterson, George N. Tibet in Revolt (NY: Macmillan, 1960).

Perdue, Peter C. China Marches West: The Qing Conquest of Central Eurasia (Cambridge MA: Harvard U., 2005). Mongolia, Xinjiang & Tibet.

Powers, John. History as Propaganda: Tibetan Exiles vs. the People's Republic of China (NY: Oxford, 2004).

Salisbury, Charlotte Y. Tibetan Diary (NY: Walker, 1981). Travel account.

Seth, Vikram. From Heaven Lake: Travels through Sinkiang & Tibet (London: Chatto & Windus, 1983).

Shakabpa, W.D. Tibet, a Political History (New Haven: Yale, 1967).

Shakya, Tsering. The Dragon in the Land of Snows. A History of Modern Tibet since 1947 (NY: Columbia, 1999).

Snellgrove, David & Hugh Richardson. A Cultural History of Tibet (NY: Praeger, 1968).

Sperling, Elliot. Tibet since 1950: Silence, Prison or Exile (NY: Aperture, 2000).

Strong, Anna Louise. Tibetan Interviews (Peking: New World, 1959).

__________. When Serfs Stood Up in Tibet (rev. ed.; San Francisco: Red Sun, 1976).

In the Library: Fiction

Hyde-Chambers, Frederick. Lama: A Novel of Tibet (NY: McGaw-Hill, 1985). Set in 1951.

Lobsang Rampa, T. The Saffron Robe (London: Corgi, 1966).

__________. Candlelight (London: Corgi, 1973).

Patison, Elliot. Water Touching Stone (NY: St. Martin's Minotaur, 2001).

__________. Beautiful Ghosts (NY: St. Martin's Minotaur, 2004).

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

Tibet the Sacred Realm: Photographs, 1880-1950 (Philadelphia, 1983).

Govinda, Li Gotami. Tibet in Pictures (Berkeley, 1979).

Poncar, Jaroslav. Tibet (NY, 2000).

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"The Cup" [2000], dir. Khyentse Norbu, 94m. In video stores. Boy monks & in north Indian exile.

"Kundun" [1997], dir. Martin Scorsese, 128m. In video stores. Story of 14th Dalai Lama.

"Seven Years in Tibet" [1956], dir. Hans Nieter, 79m & [1996], dir. Jean-Jacques Annaud, 139m. In video stores. World War II Austrian POW escapes from Indian prison camp across Himalayas to Lhasa, befriends youthful Dalai Lama.

"Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion" [2003], dir. Tom Peosay, 104m. From Artistic License Films. Documentary on half-century struggle for independence from China.

"Tibet: a Moment in Time" (1997), William Bacon Productions, 54m.

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