Useful Links

Libraries, portals, and archives

Columbia Online Research Guide for Modern Tibetan Studies

Digital Himalayas, Yale and University of Cambridge, UK

Harvard-Yenching Library Tibetan Collection

The Tibetan and Himalayan Library (THL) is a publisher of websites, information services, and networking facilities relating to the Tibetan plateau and southern Himalayan regions.

The Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies (JIATS) is an online, scholarly, peer-reviewed journal.

The Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC), dedicated to seeking out, preserving, organizing, and disseminating Tibetan literature. and for the Catalog

Trace Foundation’s Latse Library, a premiere research library dedicated to modern Tibetan studies.

The Tibet Album, featuring more than 6000 photographs spanning 30 years of Tibet’s history.

Institute of Tibetan Classics

Blogs and websites on culture, art, and literature

A general introduction to blogs on Tibet

earlyTibet, a blog of notes, thoughts and fragments of research on the history of Tibet

Gonkar Gyatso, a contemporary Tibetan artist

High Peaks, Pure Earth, Woeser’s news platform in English

See also her personal blog (Chinese only)

The world’s largest educational resource for Himalayan Art and iconography, now cataloging over 50,000 images

Himalayan Art also includes a very useful Glossary of Himalayan Buddhist terms

Shadow Tibet, Jamyang Norbu’s blog

The Sweet Teahouse, dedicated to promoting contemporary Tibetan art and bring together artists from inside Tibet and from abroad.

Tibet Writes is a not-for-profit site dedicated to Tibet and Tibetan people.

Tibetan Oral and Visual History Websites

The Kham Film Project is an association of American and Tibetan filmmakers dedicated to collaborative and participatory filmmaking.

The Oral History Collection of the Centre of South Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge has a large collection of oral history and other sound recordings.

The Tibet Oral History Project (TOHP) aims to preserve the true history of the Tibetan people. At the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama we record the life experiences of Tibetan elders who were forced to flee their homeland following the Chinese invasion.

The Tibet Oral History and Archive Project (TOHAP) is part of the research and education program of The Center for Research on Tibet (CROT) in the Department of Anthropology at Case University.

The Meridian Trust  

This documentary, Zanta, is by North American journalist Jocelyn Ford provides an intimate view of the struggles of a Tibetan woman within her own community as well as on the streets of Beijing.