Robert Barnett Ph.D. (2003) in Oriental Studies, Cambridge University is the Adjunct Professor in Contemporary Tibetan Studies at Columbia University, New York. His publications include Lhasa: Streets with Memories (Columbia, 2006) and Resistance and Reform in Tibet (Hurst and University of Indiana , 1994).
Ronald Schwartz Ph.D. (1977) in Sociology, University of Toronto, is Professor of Sociology at Memorial University, St Johns, Newfoundland, and author of numerous works including Circle of Protest (Hursts and Columbia, 1994).
Academic libraries, Asian Studies and social science institutes and scholars of Tibetan studies.
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Tibet and modernity - RONALD SCHWARTZ
PART 1 MODERNISATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Modernity, memory and agricultural modernisation in Central Tibet, 1950–1980 - EMILY T. YEH
The flow of wealth in Golok pastoralist society: Towards an assessment of local financial resources for economic development - SUSAN COSTELLO
Pollution and social networks in contemporary rural Tibet - HEIDI FJELD
Embodying the Nation: Childbirth in Contemporary Tibet - JENNIFER MARIE CHERTOW
PART 2 THE PEDAGOGY OF MODERNITY
Imaginaries of Ladakhi modernity - MARTIJN VAN BEEK
Schooling and ‘quality education’ in the Tibetan Diaspora and Tibet - ELLEN BANGSBO
A preliminary note on Chinese codeswitching in modern Lhasa Tibetan - KALSANG YESHE
PART 3 TWO ARTISTS ON CONTEMPORARY ART AND CINEMA
Twentieth century Tibetan painting - TSEWANG TASHI
Reflections on Tibetan film - CHENAKTSHANG DORJE TSERING (JANGBU)
PART 4 NEW MEDIA, NEW PUBLIC SPACE
Dancing to the beat of modernity: The rise and development of Tibetan pop music - YANGDON DHONDUP
Blue Lake: Tibetan popular music, place and fantasies of the nation - ANNA STIRR
newtibet.com: Citizenship as agency in a virtual Tibetan public - TASHI RABGEY
Authenticity, secrecy and public space: Chen Kuiyuan and representations of the Panchen Lama reincarnation dispute of 1995 - ROBERT BARNETT
Appendix: Books and Dissertations on 20th Century Tibet