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Tibet (China) -- History

Autonomy and independence movements (3)
Maps (1)
Pictorial works (2)

Himalayan Art

This extraordinary site from the Himalayan Art Project of the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation "seeks to preserve the sacred art of the Himalayas." The Website features a searchable database of over 1,000 Tibetan Buddhist thangkas (sacred paintings and mandalas) dating from the twelfth to the nineteenth century, photographic exhibits of contemporary Tibet and its monasteries as well as photos...
The Tibetan & Himalayan Digital Library (THDL)

As stated on the home page, "The Tibetan & Himalayan Digital Library is an international community using Web-based technologies to integrate diverse knowledge about Tibet and the Himalayas for free access from around the world." In other words, visitors to THDL can expect more than an image database and digital documents, although these materials are present. The Guide to Resources, accessed by...
American Geographical Society Library: Tibet

Created by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries, this nice digital archive is a collection of photographs and maps of Tibet and Lhasa from the early 1900s to the late 1930s, some of which were captured by Wisconsinite Harrison Forman. The website is divided into a number of sections for easy navigation that include photos taken by Forman, maps, and photos from early 1900 taken by two...
The Tibet Album: British Photography in Central Tibet, 1920-1950

From 1920 to 1950, the British government enjoyed an era of better relations with Tibet, and a wide range of civil servants from Britain visited the country on a number of different diplomatic missions. During their stay, many of them took photographs documenting the various aspects of Tibetan life. Many of these photographs found their way into the collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum and the...
Engaging Digital Tibet

The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning presents this resource for the study of Tibet. Primarily a database of digital objects, Engaging Digital Tibet provides tools that should enable instructors to create valuable learning experiences. For each object, lengthy annotations are provided, often linked to various details of the item. A silk Hevajra Tapestry, ca. 13th century, can be...
The Tibet Mirror

Working together with the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, Columbia University Libraries Digital Collections have digitized 97 issues of the Tibet Mirror. This remarkable publication was issued from 1925 to 1963 in Kalimpong and "chronicles the most dramatic social and political transformation in Tibet." The paper relayed information about World War II, the...