About This Guide

The Columbia Research Guide For Modern Tibetan Studies was compiled by Gray Tuttle, Leila Hadley Luce Assistant Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies, published for use on Library Web by Lauran Hartley, Tibetan Studies Librarian from 2007 to 2021. It is maintained by the current Tibetan Studies Librarian at C.V. Starr East Asian Library. The guide is a navigational tool for library patrons at Columbia University and elsewhere to access bibliographies and other noteworthy resources covering a wide range of subjects in the field of Tibetan Studies. Drawn from an extensive syllabus compiled by Professor Tuttle for his seminar “Sources for Modern Tibetan History,” the Guide in its current version is exceptionally strong in its survey of resources for historical research.

The homepage provides additional links for other subjects: History, Social Sciences, Religious Studies, Language and Literature, Art, and Music. Many sections are still under development, and it is our hope that advanced graduate students or other scholars might contribute bibliographies for their areas of specialty, or suggest useful titles not mentioned here. Dr. Benno Weiner, for example, authored a critical survey of Chinese-language sources for the local histories of Tibetan areas in the People's Republic of China (PRC), while studying in the graduate program.

Please contact the Tibetan Studies Librarian with any questions or comments about this Guide, or to report broken links.


Updated 7 September 2023.