Celebrating 20 Years of Modern Tibetan Studies

More than two decades ago, a novel idea was born – to bring a contemporary focus to Tibetan studies. Upon its establishment in fall 1999, the Modern Tibetan Studies Program at Columbia University became the first academic program dedicated to modern Tibet. Twenty years later, we step back to survey the achievements of the Program and its unique contribution to the study of modern Asia, with an eye to the future.


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Selected Publications

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Tibetan Buddhists in the Making of Modern China

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Mapping the Modern in TIbet

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The Tibetan History Reader

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Ethnic Conflict and Protest in Tibet and Xinjiang: Unrest in China's West

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Ben Hillman