Research Articles by Thubten Samphel*

Recreating Tibet Outside: Early Years of the Refugee Community

June 27, 2017

Going through the pages of Exile, one is amazed by the generosity of India and how this generosity has enabled the Tibetan refugees to re-construct Tibet outside of Tibet. Lobsang Gyatso Sither, the compiler and editor of the photo journal, focuses on four key efforts of the Tibetan refugees in the re-construction of their community in exile.......Read More

By Thubten Samphel*

In China, Xi News and Non-Xi News

December 15, 2015

The effects of globalisation, the pinyinization of global commerce and Xi-nization of China are producing some surprising results in the media around the world. The most surprising result took place in India during President Xi Jinping’s visit last year.......Read More

By Thubten Samphel*

“In Tibet, China Moves from Empire-lite to Empire-heavy”

December 9, 2015

There are libraries of literature on the Cold War as seen from Western, Soviet, Third World or independent scholarly perspectives. But rarely has there been a book on how the Cold War as it was played out on the remote, sprawling plateau of Tibet reveals the Chinese state’s weakness back then and provided Beijing the opportunity to strengthen its presence in its new imperial real estate.......Read More

By Thubten Samphel*

A Warrior Sings for Tibet

October 5, 2015

We don’t know after whom Loten Namling models himself. Traditional Tibet was peopled by characters who struck out on their own to earn merit or a living. Itinerant monks, yogis, travelling minstrels, hermits, lama manis, bridge-builders and story-tellers whose roles as saints, entertainers or educators had a niche in old Tibet’s......Read More

By Thubten Samphel*