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Lobsang Tubten Jigme Gyatso

Summary: A forefront Buddhist leader describes his witness to the torture and arrest of his family and teachers by Chinese authorities, his suffering at the sides of fellow monks under occupier "reeducation" practices, and his eventual escape to Tibet.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rodale 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 294.3 LOB

Summary: In Tibet, a once-sovereign nation for thousands of years, much of the country remains under harsh Communist Chinese rule and "patriotic re-education." The surviving Tibetan folk music shapes an endangered people's identity. Ngawang Choephel, a Tibetan musicologist who fled for India at the age of two, returned home to capture the music of his people. He was arrested and sentenced to eighteen...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Yorker Video 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TIB

Govinda, Anagarika Brahmacari.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Overlook Press. 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 294.3923 GOV

Summary: Tibet is simply one of the most remarkable places in Asia. It offers fabulous monasteries, breathtaking high-altitude treks, stunning views of the world's highest mountains and one of the most likeable peoples you will ever meet.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lonely Planet 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 915.3 TIB

Summary: "When a young man notices several thefts of sought-after Tibetan mastiffs from local farms, he decides to sell his family's dog before it is stolen and sold on the black market. His father, an aging Tibetan herder, is furious when he discovers their dog missing. His search to buy back his dog leads to a series of tragicomic events that threaten to tear the family apart, while showing the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Icarus Films Home Video 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN OLD

Lehman, Steve.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Umbrage Editions 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 951.5 LEH

Peissel, Michel

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 915.15 PEI

Dalai Lama XIV

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 951.505 DAL

Kendra, Judith.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomson Learning 1994

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 951 KEN

Farrer-Halls, Gill.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Theosophical Pub. House 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 294.3923 FAR

French, Patrick.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 951.5 French

Rankin, Louise

Summary: Momo undertakes a dangerous journey from the mountains of Tibet to the city of Calcutta, in search of her stolen dog Pempa.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin Books 1993

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC RAN

Gerstein, Mordicai.

Summary: After dying, a Tibetan woodcutter is given the choice of going to heaven or to live another life anywhere in the universe.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper & Row 1987

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC GER

Summary: Tharlo is a Tibetan shepherd, used to living with little human contact. Visiting a Tibetan town in Qinghai province to obtain a proper ID card from the local police station, Tharlo surprises Police Chief Dorje by reciting from memory a lengthy excerpt from one of Chairman Mao's essays. But things develop in a romantic rather than a political direction. To prepare for his ID photo, Tharlo needs...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN THA

Thurman, Robert A. F.

Summary: Explores why the Dalai Lama has earned the world's love and respect, and how restoring Tibet's autonomy within China is not only possible, but also highly probable.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 294.3 THU

O'Brian, Patrick

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OBR

Summary: Born into a prominent family in China, Soong Mei-ling was nonetheless thoroughly Western in thought and philosophy, having studied in America-one of the first Chinese women to do so. After marrying Chiang Kai-shek, the couple led a China embroiled in years of war and political intrigue. During World War II, she became the first Chinese national ever to address a joint session of the U.S....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Studies mystical Tibetan yogis through interviews and demonstrations of their daily rituals. Presents the background of their existence.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: JEHM Films 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV YOG

Summary: From fledgling cottage industries to the Shanghai stock market, China represents a unique blend of communism and capitalism. This program studies that phenomenon by examining how the Chinese themselves are adapting to the quasi-free market system. Chinese economic modernization is studied at a shoe factory, where communist worker ideals and capitalist goals coexist. In the largest migration in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Whether they were crafted to spread Mao's message of class struggle or spun from the fabric of everyday life, Chinese folk songs carry with them immense historical and cultural importance. This program examines a wide range of songs and melodies from the country's pre-Communist era to the Cultural Revolution, energized by a rich progression of archival footage, photographs, interviews, and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Did the Soviet Union collapse under external pressure or its own weight? What enabled free market forces to assert themselves in China? Is socialism dead, or has it simply evolved? This program addresses these and other questions, focusing on the political, cultural, and economic factors behind the fall of the iron curtain regimes. Outlining the Cultural Revolution and its consequences, the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Alford, Jeffrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Artisan 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 641.5951 ALF

Summary: Part four of the series China: Through Mao's Eyes details the watershed Nixon-Mao diplomacy, Mao's death and its aftermath, and the legacy of his rule and philosophy. Scenes showing an aged and infirm Mao meeting with foreign emissaries and CPC assemblies reveal his determination to shape policy and preserve his imposing image as long as possible. Today's citizens who look back nostalgically on...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Perennially popular in China, paper-cutting is treasured for its ability to transform ordinary paper into intricately patterned, brilliantly colored works of art. This program, filmed in Hubei Province, charts the evolution of Chinese paper-cutting from traditional cutouts representing luck and health to modern visual art as it illustrates the designing, cutting, and coloring processes. Tsuwoo...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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