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Saturday, December 24, 2005

The Website of The Office of H.H. the Dalai Lama, launched

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Subject: [TIN] Tibet News Digest 10 December 2005 - 23 December 2005

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Tibet News Digest 10 December 2005 - 23 December 2005

10 December 2005
Website on Dalai Lama launched
(Phayul; AFP) The office of the Dalai Lama launched a new website on the occasion of International Human Rights day and the 16th anniversary of theDalai Lama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The website features information on the Dalai Lama's teaching dates, speeches, meetings with dignitaries, life in exile, photo gallery, contact details and news. The address of the new website is The domain name was donated by, an American company, to the Tibetan government in 1999. The company also donated another domain name,, which is not yet operational.

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Monday, December 12, 2005

Tibetan Studies Books, available
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 14:12:36 +0000
From: "Thornton's Bookshop"

[009680] Bell, Charles. The People of Tibet. facsimile reprint of the of 1928 Clarendon Press edn. as new 300pp, illus, index, hardcover £15.00

[020689] Bell, G A. Grammar of Colloquial Tibetan.. 200pp. 3r.e. Paperback. Jan 1996 £19.99

[092355HK] Beyer, Stephan, . The Classical Tibetan Language. ( S U N Y Series in Buddhist Studies) Among Asian languages, Tibetan is second only to Chinese in the depth of its historical record, with texts dating back as far as the eighth and ninth centuries, written in an alphabetic script that preserves the contemporaneous phonological features of the language. The Classical Tibetan Language is the first comprehensive description of the Tibetan language and is distinctive in that it treats the classical Tibetan language on its own terms rather than by means of descriptive categories appropriate to other languages, as has traditionally been the case. Beyer presents the language as a medium of literary expression with great range, power, subtlety, and humor, not as an abstract object. He also deals comprehensively with a wide variety of linguistic phenomena as they are actually encountered in the classical texts, with numerous examples of idioms, common locutions, translation devices, neologisms, and dialectal variations. "Beyer's work is the first grammar of classical literary Tibetan that adopts a genuinely fresh approach to the language, abandoning the tired (and often inaccurate) conventions of Indo-European grammar that dominate the available textbooks. Though some of his conclusions and assertions may be controversial, Beyer forces us to think about the distinctive features of Tibetan in a challenging and animated fashion. His many examples, drawn from all branches of the literature, are superb. "The fields of Buddhist Studies, Asian History, and Comparative Literature have all suffered as a result of the limited access to Tibetan primary sources. Beyer's book will significantly contribute to rectifying this state of affairs." -Matthew Kapstein, Columbia University. Albany: SUNY Press, 1992, xxiv,503pp., Hardback £65.00

[NM211] Bibliotheca Buddhica. Sobranie Buddijskich Tekstov. (=collection of Buddhis Texts in Russian ). |, 32 volumes (all ever published) Reprint 1897-1962/1970. 8,902 pages. With numerous plates. flexible Boards, some individual volumes are also available. £750.00

[008578b] Elverskog , J.,. The Jewel Translucent Sutra. Altan Khan and the Mongols in the Sixteenth Century. (Brill's Inner Asian Library, 8) The first full-fledged critical edition and historical study of the Erdeni Tunumal Sudur, the Mongolian history of Altan Khan and his descendants, offering a full-range English-written historical and literary evaluation of this unique and fairly reliable, but long neglected discovery in Mongolian studies. With transcription, word index and English translation, as well as extensive commentary on the historical events of Altan Khan´s reign, especially the 1550 attack on Beijing, the 1571 peace accord with the Ming, and the 1578 meeting with the Dalai Lama and the subsequent Buddhist conversion. In particular, the author shows how Altan Khan´s reformulation of the boundaries of Dayan Khan´s Mongol nation and state catalyzed the political fragmentation of the Mongols with dire consequences in relation to the rising Manchu state. Vital for a better understanding of Mongol history during the late Ming. 2003, 400pp., hardback £85.00

[092412HK] Goldstein, Meelvyn C. With Gelek Rimpoche and Lobsang Phuntshog . Essentials of Modern Literary Tibetan: a Reading Course and Reference Grammar . 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 literature, history, current affairs, newspapers, and even communist political essays. University of California Press, 1991, xx,493pp., sm4to., glossy hardback as issued

[green ink blot in top margin of pp. 422 - 493 and rear end paper. corners sl. bumped £15.00

[092241HK] GOLDSTEIN, MELVYN C., and NGAWANGTHONDUP NARKYID. English-Tibetan Dictionary of Modern Tibetan. . Reprint of the 1984 Univ. of California edition. . Dharamsala, Library of Tibetan Works & Archives, 1986. 4to. xxvi,485 pp.hardback in d/j. Binding & edges sl. bumped, d/j v.g. 16,000 main entries, treats 45,000 lexical items. Each entry includes both the written Tibetan orthography and a phonemic notation to indicate pronunciation £19.50

[092351HK] HAHN, Michael,. Lehrbuch der klassischen tibetischen Schriftsprache.. ISBN: 3923776101. Siebte, korrigierte Auflage. (Series IeT : Indica et Tibetica Monographien zu den Sprachen und Literaturen des indo-tibetischen Kulturraumes volume 10 ) 7th corrected edition. Swisttal-Odendorf, Indica et Tibetica Verlag, 1996. xv, 376pp., . ISBN 3-923776-10-1 paper v.g copy, with sl crease in top corner front cover £35.00 £35.00

[092240] Jaeschke , H.A., . Tibetan-English Dictionary. ISBN: 070070681X. The publisher Curzon states on his website: Jaeschke's classic work, first published in 1881 and still invaluable to students, is now reprinted in paperback for the first time. The dictionary is essential for textual interpretation, particularly of Buddhist philosophy. Sanskrit equivalents are provided. From the introduction: "During a residence, which commenced in 1857 and extended over a number of years, on the borders of Tibet and among Tibetan tribes, I and my colleagues gathered the materials for this dictionary. " Reprint, Curzon 1881/1998, xxi,671pp.,

[ a better quality reprint ] £35.00

[090974] LaPolla, Randy J.. A Grammar of Qiang. (Mouton Grammar Library 31) This book is a full reference grammar of Qiang, one of the minority languages of southwest China, spoken by about 70,000 Qiang and Tibetan people in Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in northern Sichuan Province. It belongs to the Qiangic branch of Tibeto-Burman (one of the two major branches of Sino-Tibetan). The dialect presented in the book is the Northern Qiang variety spoken in Ronghong Village, Yadu Township, Chibusu District, Mao County. This book, the first book-length description of the Qiang language in English, is the result of many years of work on the language, and is as typologically comprehensive as possible. It includes not only the reference grammar, but also an ethnological overview, several fully analyzed texts (mostly traditional stories), and an annotated glossary. The language is verb final, agglutinative (prefixing and suffixing), and has both head-marking and dependent marking morphology. The phonology of Qiang is quite complex, with 39 consonants at seven points of articulation, plus complex consonant clusters, both in initial and final position, as well as vowel harmony, vowel length distinctions, and a set of retroflexed vowels. The grammar also is complex, with a paradigm of eight direction marking verbal prefixes, and two paradigms for person marking, one for actor, one for non-actor, and a variety of other verbal prefixes and suffixes, as well as definite and number marking on nouns.. 2003, hardback £145.00

[M949] PETECH, Dr Luciano. A Study on the Chronicles of Ladakh. (Indian Tibet)., The La-dvags-rgyal-rabs (Royal Geneology of Ladakh) which constitutes the subject of this work, is one of the most well-known chronicles of Tibet. This study determines the origin and nature of Tibet and brings out the historical materials contained in it., Low Pice Publications, India, 1999., ii, 189pp., hardback, bounds, faded spine, bumped corners, good condition £15.33

[092010-1] THURGOOD.G & R., LAPOLLA.(Eds). The Sino Tibetan- Languages. This book provides a detailed, reliable account of these languages, It is reliable source of data, arranged according to the natural system of classification: phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis, sem antics, dialectology and sociolinguistics. There are more native speakers of Sino-Tibetan languages than of any other language family in the world. Records of these languages are among the oldest for any human language, and the amount of active research on them, both diachronic and synchronic, has multiplied in the last few decades. This volume includes overview articles as well as descriptions of individual languages and comments on the subgroups in which they occur. In addition to a number of modern languages, there are descriptions of several ancient languages. 2003, Hardback. Fine copy 752 pages (Dimensions 234X156 mm) 26 illustrations and 92 tables. £195.00

[R55728] TSYBIKOV,G.,. Buddist palomnik u svyatyn' Tibeta. Po dnevnikam' ,vedennym v 1899-1902 gg. Reprint. Petrograd, Izdanie Russkogo Geogr. ob-va, Reprint 1919/1971, 472pp., numerous illustrations in the text and on plates. cloth

[ on opposite title page: Buddist Palomnik u sviatyn' Tibeta (the Buddhis pilgrim at the Holy places of Tibet ) Petrograd 1919 ] entire text in Russian though. fine copy £35.00

[092343HK] Wilson, Joe Bransford. Translating Buddhism from Tibetan. ISBN: 0937938343. An Introduction to the Tibetan Literary Language and the Translation of Buddhist Texts From Tibetan. New York, Snow Lion Pubns 1991, xxxviii,772pp., v.g. hardback £25.00

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Sunday, December 11, 2005

Tibetan Medicine and Astrology Books, on sale
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005
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Subject: Tibetan Medicine and astrology books for sale

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