Recommended Readings

Recommended Readings on Tibet


Tibetan Authors

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

H.H. The Dalai Lama. My Land and My People. New York: McGraw-Hill,1962. Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama. New York: Harper Collins,1990.

Dawa Norbu. Red Star over Tibet. London: Collins, 1974. Jamyang Norbu. Horseman in the Snow. Dharamsala: Information Office,1979. 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. New York: Vintage Books, 1986. Melvyn C. Goldstein. A History of Modern Tibet. Berkeley: California Press, 1989.

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

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.


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