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The following list of additional materials cover cultural, environmental and development issues related to Tibet and the region.


Ancient Tibet: Research Materials from the Yeshe de Project. "Tibetan History Series," vol. 1. Berkeley, Calif.: Dharma Publishing, 1986. This work contains useful background information on the geology, geography, culture, and history of Tibet.

Apte, Robert Z., and Andres R. Edwards. Tibet: Enduring Spirit, Exploited Land. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Heartsfire Books, 1998. An exploration of the geography and culture of Tibet with a focus on the traditional livelihood of nomads and farmers and their relationship to the environment.

Edwards, Andres R. Sustainability Today; A Compass for the Future.©2000. A description of the past, present and future of the sustaianability movement through the comparative analysis of sustainable principles covering areas including: green plans, business intererests, petroleum, logging, fisheries, agriculture, ecological design, deep ecology, biomimicry, permaculture, etc.

Goldstein, Melvyn C., and Cynthia M. Beall. Nomads of Western Tibet: The Survival of a Way of Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990. A unique anthropological study of Tibetan nomads based on a field study of nomads from the Changthang region.

Kelly, Petra, Gert Bastian, and Pat Aello, eds. The Anguish of Tibet. Berkeley, Calif.: Parallax Press, 1991. An excellent, highly informative book discussing the current situation in Tibet covering human rights, environmental issues, and political and legal strategies, as well as Tibet's role in the world community.

Norberg-Hodge, Helena. Ancient Futures. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1991. A well-documented examination of the impact of modern development on the Kingdom of Ladakh, known as “Little Tibet,” in northern India.

Rowell, Galen. Mountains of the Middle Kingdom. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1983. A well-written and photographed account of the mountainous region of central Asia as experienced by one of the world’s premier photo-journalists.

Tibet, Environment and Development Issues, 1992. Dharamsala, India: Dept. of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, 1992. A comprehensive report on the environment of Tibet and land-use issues by Tibet’s government-in exile.


Canada Tibet Newsletter. Provides international news as well as information of interest to Tibet supporters in Canada.

News Tibet. A quarterly journal with political and cultural news about Tibet (free).

Snow Lion Newsletter. A quarterly publication with news, announcements, books, tapes, and Buddhist supplies (free).

The Tibet Journal. A quarterly publication of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA), devoted to the presentation of scholarly and general interest articles on Tibetan culture and civilization by Tibetans and non-Tibetans.

Tibet Monitor. A publication by the Tibetan Rights Campaign with articles and action items in support of the Tibetan cause.

Tibet Press Watch. A bi-monthly publication with up-to-date news about Tibet.

Tibetan Bulletin. The official bi-monthly publication of the Government-In-Exile of Tibet (free; donation to defray postage is appreciated).

Tibetan Review. A monthly publication about Tibet by Tibetans from New Delhi.


Marshall, Steven D., and Susette Ternent Cooke, The Alliance for Reserach in Tibet (ART), Tibet Outside the TAR: Control, Exploitation and Assimilation; Development with Chinese Characteristics, 1997. Distributed as a CD-ROM available from International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), 1825 K Street NW, Suite 520, Washington D.C 20006. A very comprehensive survey (including over 2,700 pages if printed, photographs, maps, charts, tables) of the Tibetan areas which lie outside the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and under four Chinese provinces.


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