Some publications that may be of interest to users of THE TIBET ALBUM .

(For further information about the sources we used for this project see individual entries on the website.)


Snellgrove, David and Richardson, Hugh 1968 A Cultural History of Tibet London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Stein, R. A. 1972 Tibetan Civilisation Stanford, Stanford University Press

Bishop, Peter. The Myth of Shangri-La: Tibet, Travel Writing and the Western Creation of Sacred Landscape. London: Athlone Press, 1989.

Goldstein, Melvyn. A History of Modern Tibet, 1913 - 1951: The Demise of the Lamaist State. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989.

Lopez, Donald. Prisoners of Shangri-la: Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1998.

Petech, Luciano. Aristocracy and Government in Tibet, 1728-1959. Rome: Instituto Italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente, 1973.

Taring, Rinchen Dolma (Mary). Daughter of Tibet . London: John Murray, 1970.

Waddell, Laurence Austine . The Buddhism of Tibet: or Lamaism. Cambridge: W. Heffer, 1971 [1894].

Yuthok, Dorje Yudon. House of Turquoise Roof. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion Publications, 1990.


MacKay, Alex. Tibet and the British Raj: The Frontier Cadre 1904 - 1947. Richmond: Curzon, 1997.

Lamb, Alastair. Tibet, China & India 1914-1950. A History of Imperial Diplomacy . Hertfordshire: Roxford Books, 1989.

Harris, Clare and Shakya, Tsering Seeing Lhasa: British Depictions of the Tibetan Capital 1936-1947 , Chicago, Serindia 2003

Candler, Edmund. The Unveiling of Lhasa. London: Edward Arnold & co., 1905.

Gould, Basil. The Jewel in the Lotus: Recollections of an Indian Political Officer. London: Chatto & Windus, 1957

French, Patrick. Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer. London: HarperCollins, 1994.

Waddell, Laurence Austine . Lhasa and its Mysteries with a record of the expedition of 1903-4. London, 1905.

Younghusband, Francis. India and Tibet . Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1985.


Edwards, Elizabeth. “Photographs as Objects of Memory” in. Kwint, Marius, Breward, Christopher and Aynsley, Jeremy. (eds.) Material memories: Design and Evocation. Oxford: Berg, 1999.

Edwards, Elizabeth. Raw Histories: photographs, Anthropology and Museums. Oxford: Berg, 2001a.

Edwards, Elizabeth. “Photography and the performance of History” in Kronos: Journal of Cape History. 27: pp.15-29, 2001b.

Harris, Clare. In the Image of Tibet: Tibetan Painting after 1959. London: Reaktion, 1999.

Harris, Clare “Seeing Lhasa: British Photographic and Filmic Engagement with Tibet” in Seeing Lhasa: British Depictions of the Tibetan Capital 1936-1947 , Harris, Clare and Shakya, Tsering Chicago, Serindia 2003

Harris, Clare “The Photograph Reincarnate: The Dynamics of Tibetan Relationships with Photographs” in Photographs Objects Histories, Elizabeth Edwards and Janice Hart (Eds.) London, Routledge, 2004



Bell, Charles. Portrait of a Dalai Lama: The Life and Times of the Great Thirteenth. London: Wisdom Publications, 1987 [1946].

Bell, Charles. Manual of Colloquial Tibetan . Calcutta: Baptist Mission Press, 1905.

Bell, Charles. The People of Tibet. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928.

Bell, Charles. The Religion of Tibet. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1968 [1931].

Bell, Charles. Tibet Past and Present. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924.

Bell, Charles. ‘A Year in Lhasa', Geographical Journal . Volume 63, pp.89-105, 1924.


Spencer Chapman, Frederick. Northern Lights . London: Chatto & Windus, 1932 .

Spencer Chapman, Frederick. Watkins' Last Expedition. London: Chatto & Windus, 1934.

Spencer Chapman, Frederick. “Tibetan Horizon” in Sight and Sound Vol. 6, pp. 122 - 125. London, 1937.

Spencer Chapman, Frederick. Lhasa the Holy City . London: Chatto & Windus, 1938.

Spencer Chapman, Frederick “A Kodachrome Film of Tibet” in The Photographic Journal Vol. 78 April 262 - 266 London 1938.

Spencer Chapman, Frederick . Memoirs of a Mountaineer (combined reprint of Lhasa: The Holy City and Helvellyn to Himalaya ) . London: The Reprint Society and Chatto & Windus, 1945.


Nepean, Evan. “The AC4YN Story - a Tibetan Adventure circa 1936-1937” in 73 Magazine. pp. 10-12, 1982


Richardson, Hugh E. (e dited by Michael Aris) Ceremonies of the Lhasa Year. London: Serindia, 1993.

Richardson, Hugh. High Peaks, Pure Earth: Collected Writings on Tibetan History and Culture. (Edited by Michael Aris). (p.144) London: Serindia, 1998.


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