Publications by Dr. Melvyn Goldstein: Books

Whether for academic, professional, or personal interest, you can discover publications made by staff at the Center for Research on Tibet at Case Western Reserve University.

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A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 4

1957-1959: In the Eye of the Storm

Citation: University of California Press, 2019

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Awards

Association for Asian Studies, China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC)'s "E. Gene Smith Inner Asia Book Prize for 2022" 

Reviews

  • 1. Journal of Asian Studies, Volume 79, Number 2, May 2020
  • 2. J. of Chinese Studies, Volume 71, July 2020

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A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 3

1955-1957: The Storm Clouds Descend

Citation: University of California Press, 2014

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Reviews

1. Benno Ryan Weiner, The Journal of Asian Studies, 2015

2. Jonathan Mirsky, Tibet Resists, The New York Review of Books, July 10, 2014


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On the Cultural Revolution in Tibet

The Nyemo Incident of 1969

Citation: University of California Press, 2010

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Reviews

1. Buddhadharma, Spring 2009

2. The China Quarterly, 2009.

3. The J. of Asian Studies, 2009

4. Etudes Mongoles & Siberiennes, Centrasiatiques & Tibetaines (EMSCAT), 2009


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A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 2

1951-1955: The Calm Before the Storm.

Citation: University of California Press, 2009

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Reviews

1. J. of Asian Studies, 2008.

2. J. of Chinese Political Science, 2008.

3. Educational Review, 2008.


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A Tibetan Revolutionary

The political life of Bapa Phüntso Wangye

Citation: University of California Press, pp. 371, 2004

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Reviews

Professor Tsering Shakya's Review in Chinese and English


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The New Tibetan-English Dictionary of Modern Tibetan

Citation: University of California Press, pp. 1200, 2001

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Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet

Religious Revival and Cultural Identity

Citation: University of California Press, pp. 207, 1998

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The Snow Lion and the Dragon

China, Tibet and the Dalai Lama

Citation: University of California Press, pp.152, 1997

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The Struggle for a Modern Tibet

The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering

Citation: M.E.Sharpe. pp. 207, 1997


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Tibet, China and the United States

Reflections on the Tibet Question

Citation: Atlantic Council of the United States. Washington D.C., 1995

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The Changing World of Mongolia's Nomads

Citation: Berkeley, U. of California Press., 176 pp., 1994


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Policy and Aging in Contemporary China

Citation: J. of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. Vol. 8, No. 3, 1993


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Essentials of Modern Literary Tibetan

A reading course and reference grammar

Citation: U. of California Press., 1991

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Nomads of Western Tibet

The survival of a way of life

Citation: Berkeley: U. of California Press., 1990


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A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 1
1913-1951

The Demise of the Lamaist State

Citation: University of California Press, 1989

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1913-1951
on ucpress.com. 

Awards

Association for Asian Studies "Joseph Levenson Prize for best monograph on Twentieth-Century China in 1989: Honorable Mention"

Reviews

AAS Levenson Book Prize


Book cover for "Tibetan Phrasebook" (1987)

Tibetan Phrasebook

Citation: Lonely Planet Publishers, pp. 108, 1987


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English-Tibetan Dictionary of Modern Tibetan

Citation: Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 485, 1984

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Tibetan for Beginners and Travelers

Citation: Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar Publishers, 1982


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Tibetan-English Dictionary of Modern Tibetan

Citation: Kathmandu: Biblioteca Himalaya Series, II, Vol. 9., Nepal. pp. 1250, 1975


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Modern Literary Tibetan

A Grammar and Reader, Vol. V

Citation: Vol. V. Occasional Papers of the Wolfenden Society on Tibeto-Burmese Linguistics. pp. 350, 1973


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Modern Spoken Tibetan

Lhasa Dialect

Citation: University of Washington Press, pp. 400, 1970


Ph.D. Dissertation (1968)

"An Anthropological Analysis of the Tibetan Political System"

 

Publications by Melvyn C. Goldstein: Articles

The articles on this page are listed in reverse chronological order along with the contributing authors.

2022

2018

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

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

  • Bouddhisme tibétain et monachisme de masse.
    [In Adeline Herrou and Gisele Krauskopff (eds.) Des moines et des moniales dans le monde. La vie monastique de la parente. Presses Universitaires de Toulouse le Mirail, publication date, 2009. [English version of paper is "Tibetan Buddhism and Mass Monasticism"]

2008

2007

2005

2004

2003

2002

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

  • Income and Family Support Among Rural Elderly in Zhejiang Province, China.
    Melvyn C. Goldstein, Yachun Ku
    [Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. 8(3):197-223. 1993.]
  • Mongolian Nomads
    C.M. Beall, Melvyn C. Goldstein
    [National Geographic Magazine. May 1993]
  • Dietary Seasonality among Tibetan Nomads.
    C.M. Beall, Melvyn C. Goldstein
    [Research and Exploration 9(4):477-79]
  • Nomadic pastoralists and the traditional political economy- a rejoinder to Cox
    [Himalayan Research Bulletin]
  • Outside Instigation and the Disturbances in Tibet: A Rejoiner to Sharlho
    [The Journal of Comtemporary Chine. 1(4): 93-97]

1992

1991

1990

1989

1988

1987

1986

1985

1984

  • On Studying Fertility at High Altitude: A Rejoinder to Hoff.
    Goldstein, Melvyn C.;Beall, Cynthia M.; and Tsarong, Paljor
    [American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 86, No. 2 (Jun., 1984), pp. 419-423]
  • Response to Basu and Gupta's Comments on High Altitude Hypoxia, Culture and Human Fecundity/Fertility.
    Melvyn C. Goldstein, C.M. Beall, and P. Tsarong
    [American Anthropologist. 86(4): 996-997.]
  • Response to Abelson. 
    Melvyn C. Goldstein, C.M. Beall, and P. Tsarong
    [American Anthropologist. 86(3) 703-705.]

1983

1982

1981

1980

  • Growing Old in Helambu: Aging, Migration and Family Structure Among Sherpas. 
    Melvyn C. Goldstein and C.M. Beall
    [Contributions to Napalese Studies. 8(1): 41-56.]
  • The Significance of Latitudinality in Himilayan Mountain Ecosystems. 
    Melvyn C. Goldstein and D. Messerschmidt
    [Human Ecology. 8(2): 117-135.]

1978

1977

  • Culture, Population, Ecology and Development: A View From Northwest Nepal.
    [Proceedings of the 1976 C.N.R.S. International Conference on the Ethnology of the Himalayas. Paris, pp. 481-489.]
  • Population, Social Structure and Strategic Behavior: An Essay on Polyandry, Fertility and Change in Limi Panchayat.
    [Contributions to Napalese Studies. Vol. 4, No. 2, June pp. 49-62.]

1976

1975

1974

1973

1971

1964

 

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