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Essentials of Modern Literary Tibetan: A reading course and reference grammar with Gelek Rimpoche and Lobsang Phuntshog

By: Melvyn C. Goldstein

Price: $21.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2013

Edition: Third Indian Edition

Seller ID: 032862

ISBN: 812150581X

Condition: New


Half of the words are read by implications." This Tibetan saying explains the main difficulty Westerners face in learning to read Tibetan fluently. Unlike previously available materials, this book will allow beginners to understand the logic of Tibetan grammar and syntax through graded reading and narrative explanations. The large glossary, which includes particles and is indexed by page, will serve as an invaluable reference for readers of Tibetan at all levels. The reading course includes the Tibetan alphabet and its pronunciation, as well as a wide range of modern literary styles from l... View more info

History of Modern Tibet, Vol. 1: The Demise of the Lamaist State 1913-1951

By: Melvyn C. Goldstein

Price: $31.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Dev Publishers & Distributors:

Seller ID: 1202066

ISBN: 9789381406373

Condition: New


About the Book The "Tibetan Question," the nature of Tibet's political status vis-à-vis China, has been the subject of often bitterly competing views while the facts of the issue have not been fully accessible to interested observers. While one faction has argued that Tibet was, in the main, historically independent until it was conquered by the Chinese Communists in 1951 and incorporated into the new Chinese state, the other faction views Tibet as a traditional part of China that split away at the instigation of the British after the fall of the Manchu Dynasty and was later dutifully... View more info

A History Of Modern Tibet, Volume 2: The Calm before the Storm 1951-1955

By: Melvyn C. Goldstein

Price: $32.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Dev Publishers & Distributors:

Seller ID: 1202067

ISBN: 9789381406045

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 676 View more info

A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 3: the Storm Clouds Descend, 1955-1957

By: Melvyn C. Goldstein

Price: $40.90

Publisher: New Delhi, Dev Publishers & Distributors:

Seller ID: 1202068

ISBN: 9789381406380

Condition: New


About the Book It is not possible to fully understand contemporary politics between China and the Dalai Lama without understanding what happened in the 1950’s. The third volume in Melvyn Goldstein's History of Modern Tibet series, The Calm before the Storm, examines the critical years of 1955 through 1957. During this period, the Preparatory Committee for a Tibet Autonomous Region was inaugurated in Lhasa, and a major Tibetan uprising occurred in Sichuan Province. Jenkhentsisum, a Tibetan anti-communist émigré group, emerged as an important player with secret links to Indian Intelligence, ... View more info

Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet: Religious Revival and Cultural Identity

By: Melvyn C. Goldstein and Matthew T. Kapstein (eds); Foreword By Orville Schell

Price: $9.87

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1999

Edition: First Indian Edition

Seller ID: 022207

ISBN: 8120816234

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 217 with numerous b/w illustrations. View more info

Modern Spoken Tibetan: Lhasa Dialect (with Written Tibetan Appendix)

By: Melvyn C. Goldstein and Nawang Nornang

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Kathmandu, Nepal, Ratna Pustak Bhandar: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025794

Condition: Very Good


Printed Pages: 427. Slightly rubbed cover. Disorientated binding. Price clipped. View more info

A Tibetan Revolutionary: The Political Life and Times of Bapa Phuntso Wangye

By: Melvyn C. Goldstein, Dawei Sherap, and William R. Siebenschuh

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, California, USA, University of California Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002658

ISBN: 0520240898

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 395. View more info

The Struggle for Modern Tibet: the Autobiography of Tashi Tsering

By: Melvyn C. Goldstein, William R Siebenschuh, & Tashi Tsering (Authors)

Price: $27.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Dev Publishers & Distributors:

Seller ID: 1202256

ISBN: 1138328987

Condition: New


This captivating autobiography by a Tibetan educator and former political prisoner is full of twists and turns. Born in 1929 in a Tibetan village, Tsering developed a strong dislike of his country's theocratic ruling elite. As a 13-year-old member of the Dalai Lama's personal dance troupe, he was frequently whipped or beaten by teachers for minor infractions. A heterosexual, he escaped by becoming a drombo, or homosexual passive partner and sex-toy, for a well-connected monk. After studying at the University of Washington, he returned to Chinese-occupied Tibet in 1964, convinced that Tibet cou... View more info

The New Tibetan-English Dictionary of Modern Tibetan

By: Melvyn C. Goldstein; T.N. Shelling and J.T. Surkhang (Asst. Eds.) with the Help of Pierre Robillard

Price: $49.00

Publisher: California, USA, University of California Press: 2001

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 001941

ISBN: 0520204379

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 1212. View more info

On the Cultural Revolution in Tibet: The Nyemo Incident of 1969

By: Melvyn C.Goldstein, Ben Jiao and Tanzen Lhundrup

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, California, USA, University of California Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034669

ISBN: 0520256824

Condition: New


Among the conflicts to break out during the Cultural Revolution in Tibet, the most famous took place in the summer of 1969 in Nyemo, a county to the south and west of Lhasa. In this incident, hundreds of villagers formed a mob led by a young nun who was said to be possessed by a deity associated with the famous warrior-king Gesar. In their rampage the mob attacked, mutilated, and killed county officials and local villagers as well as People's Liberation Army troops. This groundbreaking book, the first on the Cultural Revolution in Tibet, revisits the Nyemo Incident, which has long been romanti... View more info