Revolving Sheep Bank Project
The Rural Change Project
(Under Construction)
Tibetan Street Songs
(Under Construction)

From left: Phünwang, Dalai Lama, Chen Yi, Panchen Lama. Lhasa 1956, inauguration of the Preparatory Committee for the Tibet Autonomous Region.

Robert B. Ekvall

1977 Cultural Relations on the Kansu-Tibetan Border
[Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1977.]

Surkhang Wangchen Gelek

1999 Tibet in the early 20th century, TSIN January 1999

1999 On the Panchen Lama, TSIN October 1999

Melvyn C. Goldstein

1968 An Anthropological Study Of The Tibetan Political System. (.pdf)

[University of Washington: 1968.]

1971 The Balance Between Centralization and Decentralization in the Traditional Tibetan Political System (.pdf)

[Central Asiatic Journal. 15(3): 170-182. 1971.]

1971 Serfdom and Mobility: An Examination of the Institution of "Human Lease" in Traditional Tibetan Society (.pdf)

[The Journal of Asian Studies. 30(3): 521-534. 1971.]

1971 Taxation and the Structure of a Tibetan Village (.pdf)

[Central Asiatic Journal 15(1):1-27. 1971.]

1973 The Circulation of Estates in Tibet: Reincarnation, Land and Politics(.pdf)

[Journal of Asia Studies, Vol. XXXII NO. 3, May 1973, pg. 445-455.]

1981 High Altitude Tibetan Populations in the Remote Himalaya: Social Transformations and its Demographic, Economic, and Ecological Consequences (.pdf)

[Mountain Research and Development. 1(1):5-18. 1981.]

1990 The Dragon and the Snow Lion: The Tibet Question in the Twentieth Century (.pdf)

[China Briefing. A.J. Kane (ed.), Westview Press, pp. 129-168. 1990.]

1991 Tibet: After the Fall of Chamdo (.pdf)

[The Tibet Journal. 26(1): 58-95, 1991.]

1992 Tibet: Issues for Americans (.pdf)

[National Committee on United States-China Relations, Inc. China Policy Series. No. 4, 1992.]

1994 What Is Tibet? (.doc)

[Resistance and Reform in Tibet. London: Hurst & Co., 1994.]

1995 Tibet, China and the United States: Reflections on the Tibet Question

[Occasional Paper of the Atlantic Council of the United States, pp. 72, 1995.]

1998 The Dalai Lama's Dilemma (.pdf)

[Foreign Affairs. 77(1):83 - 97. 1998.]

2003 On Modern Tibetan History: Moving Beyond Stereotypes (.pdf)

[In., A. McKay (ed.) [Tibet and Her Neighbours:A History. London: Edition Hansjoerg Mayer. Pp. 217 - 226, 2003.]

2004 Sino-Tibetan relations in the Twentieth Century

[In Governing China's Multiethnic Frontiers, M. Rossabi (ed.), U. of Washington Press, pp. 186-229, 2004]

2006 The United States, Tibet, and the Cold War

[Journal of Cold War Studies, Volume 8, Number 3, 2006: 145-164.

2007 Modern Tibetan History, Vol. 2: The Estate System (.pdf)

[University of California Press; Berkeley, Los Angeles, London. 2007.]

2007 Modern Tibetan History, Vol. 2: Conclusions(.pdf)

[University of California Press; Berkeley, Los Angeles, London. 2007.]

2010 A Translation of part of Chapter Five (“The United States Interves") from
A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 2: The Calm Before the Storm 
(.doc) [in Chinese]

[Journal of China Executive Leadership Academy. Pudong(Shanghai). Xin Hua Wen Zhai, 10: 139-146, 2010.]


2018 Melvyn Goldstein, "Tibet in Agony: Lhasa 1959, by Jianglin Li, translated by Susan Wilf," The China Journal, no. 80 (July 2018): 150-155.



1986 Reexamining Choice, Dependency and Command In The Tibetan Social System: 'Tax Appendages' and other landless serfs" (.pdf)

[The Tibet Journal XI No.4:79-113. 1986.]

1987 A Response to Goldstein's "Reexamining Choice, Dependency and Command In The Tibetan Social System" (.pdf)

[The Tibet Journal XII No.2:65-67. 1987.]

1987 On The Nature Of The Tibetan Peasantry : a rejoinder (.pdf)

[The Tibet Journal:61-65. 1987.]

1988 Last Rejoinder to Goldstein on Tibetan Social System (.pdf)

[The Tibet Journal XIII No.3:64-67. 1988.]

1989 Freedom, Servitude and the "Servant-serf" Nyima: a re-rejoinder to Miller (.pdf)

[The Tibet Journal Vol. XIV No.2:56-60. 1989.]


John Kenneth Knaus

2003 Official Policies and Covert Programs: The U.S. States Department, the CIA, and the Tibetan Resistance
[Journal of Cold War Studies, Volume 5, Number 3, 2003: 54-79.]

Thierry Mathou

Bhutan-China Relations: Towards a New Step in Himalayan Politics
[The Spider and the Piglet - Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Bhutan Studies.]


Paul K. Nietupski

2009 The Fourth Belmang: Bodhisattva, Estate Lord, Tibetan Militia Leader, and Chinese Government Official (.pdf)
[Asian Highlands Perspectives. 1 (2009), 187-211.]

Dawa Norbu

1979 The 1959 Tibetan Rebellion: An Interpretation
[The China Quarterly. No.77 (Mar., 1979), pp. 74-93.]

David Peng

2014 "Final Thoughts" available in Chinese on David Peng's blog
[A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 3, Chapter 15, In Chinese on David Peng's blog.]

Michael Rank

2003 Frank Ludlow and the English School in Tibet, 1923-1926
[Asian Affairs, Vol.XXXIV, No. 1, pp. 33-45, 2003.]

Louis M. J. Schram
2006 The Monguors of the Kansu-Tibetan Frontier  (.pdf)
[Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, 2006 edition]


Mona Schrempf

2002 The Earth-ox and the Snowlion
[T. Huber (ed.), Tibetan Revival in Modern Amdo: Society and Culture During the Late 20th Century (PIATS, Leiden, Brill Academic Publishers), pp. 147-171, 2002]

2006 Hwa-shang at the Border: Transformations of History and Identity in Modern Amdo
[Journal of the International Association for Tibetan Studies (JIATS), No. 2, August 2006]

Alice Travers

2011 The Careers of the Noble Officials of the Ganden Phodrang (1895-1959): Organization and Hereditary Divisions within the Service of State
[Revue d'Etudes Tibetaines, 21, October 2011, p155-174]

Unknown Chinese Author

1895 A General History of Tibet
[1895. Author and translator from the Chinese are unknown.]