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"Archive Selections Associated with Economic Development in Tibet and Tibetan Inhabited Area

Archive Selections Associated with Economic Development in Tibet and Tibetan Inhabited Area

 During the Republic of China?In cooperation with the Second Historical Archive, China Tibetology Research Center has compiled 141 documents related to economic development in Tibet and Tibetan inhabited area during the Republic of China. The selected documents cover the period from November 11 1930 to March 1949. The contents of the selected archive encompass the topics of finance and monetary policy, transportation, post and telecommunications, commodities and trade, Tibetan economic surveys and development in Tibet and Tibetan inhabited areas. Most of the documents are being disclosed to the public for the first time; the book costs 26 Yuan, and is published by China Tibetology Publishing House.

Studies on Tibetan Social System

Written by Xin Quancheng and Ma Lianlong, the book, including twelve chapters, provides readers with a comprehensive picture of the formation of various systems and their development in old Tibetan society in order to illustrate the changes of Tibetan society in the wake of impacts from social development, such as the integration of politics and religion, the Buddhist system of reincarnation, justice, punishment, organization, heritage, marriage, funerals, land, possession of productive materials by nomads, taxation and loans. Qinghai Nationalities Publishing House is the publisher at 18 Yuan per copy.

Studies on Ethnic Tibetans' Conception of Values in Sichuan

Having selected from a wide range of books and materials while conducting field visits in Nagpa, the author, Liu Junzhe, wrote this first-hand accounts of Tibetan herders in Sichuan based on the results of questionnaires and interviews. The author pays special regard to their unique cultural characteristics, their adoption of values regarding their religious beliefs, moral concepts, life experiences, cultural creativity and influences, marriage and families; he also provides information about how their personal morality and ethics are developed by herders to form their culture. The book is published by the Ethnic Publishing House.

Studies on Buddhist Art of Han and Ethnic Tibetans
   --Proceedings of the 2nd International Seminar on Tibetan Archeology and Art

The book is edited by Xie Jisheng, Sheng Weirong, and Liao Yang. The Tibetan Buddhist canon in both Chinese and Tibetan editions is well known in Buddhist circles. While the Chinese edition contains more information regarding early history, the Tibetan edition has more literature about later events; to conduct comparative studies on both Chinese and Tibetan editions of the Buddhist canon is not only to find similarities but also differences. The proceedings, with a total of 27 papers (16 papers in Chinese and the other 11 papers are in English) briefly describe the status quo in Tibetan art studies around the world. The book costs 58 Yuan and is published by China Tibetology Publishing House.

A Series on Folkloric Literature of Khampa

Tibetan Folkloric Stories (three books). Ethnic Tibetan folkloric stories are one of important components in Tibetan literature, in which these tiny rational stories actually exhibit Tibetan oral tradition, featured and formed throughout the long Tibetan history of working and living.

Tibetan Folkloric Proverbs. As one of the treasures of Tibetan culture, the Tibetan folkloric proverb is a crystal formed through Tibetan life and social experience throughout history; by taking concise, active, and rhythmically brilliant sentences, the Tibetan folkloric proverb reflects life and society from many aspects and reflects the Tibetan people's true beliefs and sentiments. All universal topics, broadly speaking, such as the sun, the moon, the stars, the rivers and the lakes are included in Tibetan proverbs, providing people with profound food for thought.

Tibetan Folkloric Ballads. Tibetan folkloric ballads are one important component of Tibetan folkloric oral literature. Deep and rich in content, Tibetan ballads are usually expressed through odes, elegy, work songs and songs to curse the old social system. These improvised songs contain the real sentiments of the people, perfectively reflecting the emotional integration of the wisdom and knowledge of Tibetans. With 32 pages, the book costs 60 Yuan and published by Bashu Press of Sichuan Publishing Group.

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