Global Tibet General Reference Works

General Reference for English language Overviews on Tibet

  • Shakabpa, T.W.D. 1967 Tibet: A political history. New York: Potala Publications. [DS786 .S48 1984]
  • Stein, R.A. 1972[1962]. Tibetan Civilization. Stanford University Press. [DS786 .S7713 1972b]
  • Tucci, Giuseppe. 1980[1970]. The Religions of Tibet. University of California Press. [BQ7604 .T813 1980]
  • Snellgrove and Richardson. 1968. A Cultural History of Tibet. Shambhala. [DS786 .S6 1968b]
  • Li Tieh-tseng, Tibet Today and Yesterday. New York: Bookman Associates, I960. [Summit]
  • Wang Furen & Suo Wenqing. 1984. Highlights of Tibetan History. [DS731.T56 W4613 1984]
  • Samuel, Geoffrey. 1993. Civilized Shamans: Buddhism in Tibetan Societies. Smithsonian Institution Press. [BQ7604 .S26 1993]
  • Kapstein, Matthew. The Tibetans. Blackwell. 2006. [DS786 .K313 2006]

General Reference for Overviews of Modern Tibetan History and Sino-Tibetan Relations

  • Avedon, John. 1984. In Exile from the Land of the Snows. New York: Vintage Books. [Summit]
  • Walt van Praag, M. C. van. 1987. The status of Tibet : history, rights, and prospects in international law. with a foreword by Franz Michael and an introduction by Rikhi Jaipal. Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press. [JX4084.T45 W35 1987]
  • Goldstein, Melvyn. A History of Modern Tibet 1913-1951: The Demise of the Lamaist State. 1989. [DS786 .G635 1989]
  • Goldstein, Melvyn. 1997. The Snow Lion and the Dragon: China, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama.Berkeley: Univ. of CA Press. [DS786 .G636 1997]
  • Goldstein, Melvyn. 2007. A history of modern Tibet, volume 2, the calm before the storm, 1951-55. UC Press. [DS786 .G635 2007]
  • Goldstein, Melvyn. 2009. On the Cultural Revolution in Tibet: The Nyemo Incident of 1969. UC press. [DS786 .G6356 2009]
  • Kleiger, Christiaan. 1992. Tibetan Nationalism.  Berkeley: Folklore Institute. [Summit]
  • Grunfeld, Tom. 1996. The Making of Modern Tibet. M.E. Sharpe. [Summit]
  • Smith, Warren. 1996. Tibetan Nation: a History of Tibetan Nationalism and Sino-Tibetan Relations. [DS786 .S56 1996]
  • Smith, Warren-. 2008. China's Tibet? Autonomy or Assimilation. Rowan and Littlefield. [DS786 .S557 2008]
  • Tsering Shakya. 1999. The Dragon in the Land of Snows. Columbia Univ Press. [DS786 .T77 2000]
  • Wang Lixiong.  "The People's Republic of China's 21st Century Underbelly," Beijing Zhanlue Yu Guanli, January 2, 1999, translation by BBC Monitoring service. (Also was translated and appeared in Ta Kung Pao in Hong Kong). [PDF link]
  • Wang Jiawei and Nyima Gyaincain. 2001. The Historical Status of China's Tibet. China Intercontinental Press. [DS786 .W28413 1997]
  • Rabgey, Tashi and Tsetan Wangchuk Sharlho. 2004. Sino-Tibetan dialogue in the post-Mao era:Lessons and Prospects. [Summit]
  • Anand, Dibyesh 2007. Geopolitical exotica: Tibet in western imagination. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. [Summit]

General Reference for Tibetan Studies and Western fantasies

  • Bishop, Peter. 1989. The Myth of Shangri-la. [DS786 .B53 1989]
  • Shakya, Tsering. 1992. "Tibet and the Occident: The myth of Shangri-la" Tibetan Review 27(1) 13-16. [Summit]
  • Lopez, Donald. 1998. Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West. University of Chicago Press. [BQ7604 .L66 1998]
  • Schell, Orville. 2000.  Virtual Tibet: Searching for Shangri-la from the Himalayas to Hollywood. [DS786 .S295 2000]
  • Kaschewsky, Images of Tibet in the West, Dodin and Rather, eds., Imagining Tibet. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2001. [DS785.A1 I45 2001]
  • Kvaerne, Tibet Images Among Researchers of Tibet, Dodin and Rather, eds., Imagining Tibet. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2001. [DS785.A1 I45 2001]
  • Bishop. Not Only Shangri La. Dodin and Rather, eds., Imagining Tibet. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2001. [DS785.A1 I45 2001]
  • Dagyab Kyabgon Rinpoche. Buddhism in the West and the Image of Tibet. Dodin and Rather, eds., Imagining Tibet. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2001. [DS785.A1 I45 2001]
  • "Symposium on Donald S. Lopez Jr.'s Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West," in Journal of the American Academy of Religion.Vol. 29(1), March 2001. (Includes reviews by David Germano, Tsering Shakya and Robert Thurman, w/response by Lopez). [Link]
  • Dreyfus, George. 2005. "Are we prisoners of Shangrila?: Orientalism, nationalism and the study of Tibet." Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies 1(1)-1-21. [Link]
  • Anand, Dibyesh 2007. Geopolitical exotica: Tibet in western imagination. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. [Summit]

Tibetans' English language Autobiographies

  • Laurie Hovell McMillin, English in Tibet, Tibet in English: Self-Presentation in Tibet and the Diaspora, Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2001. [PR129.C6 M35 2001]
  • Rin-chen Lha-mo, We Tibetans, Potala Publications, 1985 (1926). [Summit]
  • Gonpo Tashi Andrugtsang, Four Rivers, Six Ranges: Reminiscences of the Resistance Movement in Tibet, Information and Publicity Office of H.H. the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala, 1973. [Summit]
  • Dhondup Choedon.  Life in the Red Flag People's Commune. Dharamsala: Information Office of H.H. the Dalai Lama, 1978. [Summit]
  • Jamyang Norbu,ed. Warriors of Tibet: Story of Aten and the Khampas' Fight for the Freedom of Their Country, Wisdom Publications, 1986 (first published as Horseman in the Snow by Tibet Information Office, Dharamsala, India, 1979) [Summit]
  • Dawa Norbu.  Red Star Over Tibet. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers, 1987. [DS786 .D38 1974]
  • Liu Qizhong and Chen Gengtao (eds.), Profiles of 50 Tibetans, Xinhua, Beijing, 1991.
  • Lobsang Gyatso, (Blo bzang rgya mtsho, Phu khang Dge bshes); with Sparham, Gareth. Memoirs of a Tibetan Lama (Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 1998). [Summit]
  • Rinchen Dolma Taring, Daughter of Tibet, Wisdom Publications, 1987 (first published by John Murray, London, 1970). [Summit]
  • Anonymous (Adrian Moon, translator), "A Monk's Story," published in translation in Background Papers on Tibet - September 1992, Part 2, London: Tibet Information Network, 1992. [WorldCat]
  • Pema Chodron, "Biography." Shambhala Publications. [Link]
  • K. Dhondup, "The Case for Intellectual Freedom" in Vyvyan Cayley, Children of Tibet: An Oral History of the First Tibetans to Grow Up in Exile. Pearlfisher Publications, [226 Darling St, Balmain NSW, 2041 Australia fax 61 2 8106024] 1994. [WorldCat]
  • Hortsang Jigme, Under the Blue Sky – An Invisible Small Corner of the World, translated by Lobsang Dawa and Gussje de Schot, privately printed in typescript, 1989.
  • Rato Khyongla, My Life and Lives: the Story of a Tibetan Incarnation, Button, New York, 1977. [Summit]
  • Chogyam Trungpa, Born in Tibet, Shambhala, Boulder, 1977 (first published by Allen and Unwin, London, 1966) [BL1490.C5 A3 1971]
  • Dorje Yudon Yuthok, House of the Turquoise Roof, Snow Lion, New York, 1990. [Summit]
  • Sumner Carnhan with Lama Kunga Rimpoche, In the Presence of My Enemies: Memoirs of Tibetan Nobleman, Tsipon Shuguba, Heartsfire, Santa Fe, 1998. [Summit]
  • Goldstein, Siebenschuh and Tashing Tsering.  The Struggle for Modern Tibet: The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering. NY: ME Sharpe, 1997. [LA2383.C52 T37 1997]
  • Ama Adhe (with Joy Blakeslee). Ama Adhe, the Voice That Remembers : The Heroic Story of a Woman's Fight to Free Tibet .  Wisdom Publications, 1997. [DS786 .T37 1999]
  • Palden Gyatso with Tsering Shakya, Autobiography of a Tibetan Monk (also published as Fire under the Snow: The Testimony of a Tibetan Prisoner), Harvill Press, London 1998. [BQ978.A45 A3 1997]
  • Ani Pachen with Adelaide Donnelley, Sorrow Mountain: The Journey of a Tibetan Warrior Nun, Kodansha International, 2000. [DS786 .P24 2000]
  • Pema Bhum. Translated by Lauran Hartley. Six Stars With a Crooked Neck: Tibetan Memoirs of the Cultural Revolution. [Summit]
  • Khetsun, Tubten. 2007 (Matthew Akester, trans.) Memories of Life in Lhasa under Chinese Rule. Columbia. [DS786 .K548 2008]