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Samten Chhosphel is an independent scholar with PhD from the Central University of Tibetan Studies (CUTS) at Sarnath, Varanasi, India. He has a Master’s degree in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College, Boston, MA. After serving as the In-charge of Publication Department of CUTS for  26 years, he immigrated to the United States in 2009 and is currently an adjunct Assistant Professor at the City University of New York, and Language Associate in Columbia University.

Sonam Dorje received an MA in Tibetan Language and Literature from Qinghai Nationalities University in 2012. Based in Amdo, he is currently involved in a Tibetan oral history project as well as film translation.

Published October 2010


Brag dgon pa dkon mchog bstan pa rab rgyas. 1982.Mdo smad chos ‘byung. Lanzhou: kan sua’u mi rigs dpe skrun khang.

'Brug thar. 2002. Mdo smad byang shar gyi bod kyi 'tsho ba shog pa'i lo rgyus dang rig gnas bcas par dpyad pa. Beijing: Mi rigs dpe skrun khang, p. 455.

Bstan pa bstan 'dzin. 1992. 'Jam mgon rgyal wa'i rgyal tshab gser khri rim byon rnams kyi khri rabs yongs 'du'i ljon bzang. Mundgod: Drepung Gomang Library, pp. 90-91.

Bstan pa bstan 'dzin. 2003. Chos sde chen pod pel ldan 'bras spungs bkra shis sgo mang grwa tshang gi chos 'byung chos dung g.yas su 'khyil ba'i sgra dbyangs. Lhasa: Dpal ldan 'bras spungs bkra shis sgo mang dpe mdzod khang, pp. 253-254.

Dbal mang 02 dkon mchog rgyal mtshan. 1987.Bla brang bkra shis 'khyil gyi gdan rabs lha’i rnga chen. Lanzhou: kan sua’u mi rigs dpe skrun khang, pp.350-375.

Grags pa 'byung gnas and Rgyal ba blo bzang mkhas grub. 1992. Gangs can mkhas grub rim byon ming mdzod. Lanzhou: Kan su'u mi rigs dpe skrun khang, pp. 173-175.

Grags pa mkhas grub.1810. Khri thog lnga bcu pa khri chen bya bral ba dge 'dun phun tshogs kyi rnam thar in Dga' ldan khri rabs rnam thar, pp. 71-82 (TBRC digital page number); pp. nga 1-6b (original text page number).

Grong khyer lha sa srid gros lo rgyus rig gnas dpyad yig rgyu cha rtsom 'bri au yon lhan khang. 1994. Dga' ldan dgon pa dang brag yer pa'i lo rgyus, grong khyer lha sa'i lo rgyus rig gnas deb 02. Lhasa: Bod ljongs shin hwa par 'debs bzo grwa khang, pp. 70.

Srid gros kan lho bod rigs rang skyong khul bsang chu rdzong u yon lhan khang rig gnas lo rgyus dpyad gzhi'i yig rigs u yon lhan khang. 1999. Gung thang 02 ngag dbang bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan. In Bla brang dgon pa'i lo rgyus mdor bsdus, pp. 85-89.

Samten Chhosphel
October 2010

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