Wednesday, February 21 2018

Recommended Readings

Recommended Readings on Tibet


Andrew Fischer. The Disempowered Development of Tibet in China: A Study in the Economics of Marginalization (Studies in Modern Tibetan Culture) 2013.

Emily Yeh. Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University) 2013.


Tibetan Authors

G. T. Andrugtsang. Four- Rivers-Six Range: A True Account of Khampa Resistance. Dharamsala: DIIR,1973.

His Holiness The Dalai Lama: My Land and My People. New York: McGraw-Hill,1962.

His Holiness The Dalai Lama: Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama. New York: Harper Collins,1990.

Gyalo Thondup: The Noodle Maker of Kalimpong: The Untold Story of My Struggle for Tibet  2015

Dawa Norbu. Red Star over Tibet. London: Collins, 1974.

Jamyang Norbu. Horseman in the Snow. Dharamsala: Information Office,1979.

Tashi Rabgey and Tsetan Wanchuk Sharlo. Sino-Tibetan Dialogue in the Post-Mao Era: Lessons and Prospects: Washington, DC East West Center.

Tsepon W.D. Shakabpa, Tibet – A Political History. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1967.

Tibet Under Communist China –50 Years. Dharamsala: Dept. of Information & International Relations, 2001.

Western Authors

John Avedon. In Exile from the Land of Snows: The Definitive Account of the Dalai Lama and Tibet Since the Chinese Conquest. New York: Vintage Books, 2015.

Melvyn C. Goldstein. A History of Modern Tibet. Berkeley: California Press, 1989.

Leslie Harper and Stefan Harper. Tibet: An Unfinished Story. Oxford University Press, 2014.

Heinrich Harrer. Seven Years in Tibet. New York: E.P. Dutton,1954. Dr. Blake Kerr. Sky Burial. Chicago: The Noble Press, 1993.

Carole McGrahannan: Arrested Histories: Tibet, the CIA, and Memories of a Forgotten War Paperback Duke University Press, 2010.

H.E. Richardson. Tibet and Its History. London: Oxford University Press, 1962.

Michael C. van Walt van Praag. The Status of Tibet. Boulder: Westview Press,1987.

Pierre-Antoine Donnet. Tibet: Survival in Question. London: Zed Books Ltd., 1994

Jasper Becker. Hungry Ghosts. The Free Press, New York, 1996. Petra Kelly, The Anguish of Tibet, Parallax Press.

Chinese Authors

Wei Jing. 100 Questions About Tibet. Beijing: Beijing Review Press, 1989.

Wang Xiaoqiang & Bai Nanfeng. The Poverty of Plenty. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991

Tibet – Its Ownership & Human Rights Situation. Beijing: Info. Office of the State Council of the PRC,1992.


Ackerly & Kerr. The Suppression of a People. Boston: Physicians for Human Rights, 1989.

Amnesty International. People’s Republic of China : Prisoner Concerns. New York, 1990.

Asia Watch. Merciless Repression, Washington DC, May 1990.

LAWASIA & Tibet Information Network (TIN). Defying the Dragon. London, 1991.

International Campaign for Tibet. Forbidden Freedoms: Beijing’s Control of Religion in Tibet. Washington DC, 1990.

Ronald Schwartz. Circle of Protest. New York: Columbia University, 1994

International Campaign for Tibet, A Season to Purge: Religious Repression in Tibet, Washington, D.C., April 1996.


Michael Buckley. Meltdown in Tibet: China’s Reckless Destruction of Ecosystems from the Highlands of Tibet to the Deltas of Asia. 2014

International Campaign for Tibet & Cultural Survival. Developing Tibet? Washington DC, 1992.

Dept. of Information & International Relations. Tibet: Environment and Development Issues. Dharamsala, 1991, Green Tibet, 1995, 1996.

International Campaign for Tibet. Nuclear Tibet. Washington D.C., 1993.

George B. Shaller. The Last Panda. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.


Keith Dowman. Power Places of Central Tibet. The Pilgrim’s Guide. New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1988.

Stephen Batchelor. The Tibet Guide. Boston: Wisdom, 1987.

Michael Buckley & Robert Strauss. Tibet: A Travel Survival Kit. Berkeley: Lonely Planet,1986.

Gary McCue. Trekking in Tibet. – A Traveler’s Guide. Seattle: The Mountaineers, 1991.

Victor Chan. Tibet Handbook – A Pilgrimage Guide. California: Moon Publications Inc., 1994

International Campaign for Tibet. On This Spot: An Unconventional Map and Guide to Lhasa. Washington, D.C. 1994