The Treasury of Lives

Alexander Gardner is Director and Chief Editor of the Treasury of Lives. He completed his PhD in Buddhist Studies at the University of Michigan in 2007. He is the author of The Life of Jamgon Kongtrul The Great.

Published March 2022


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Baber, Edward Colburne. Travels and Researches in Western China. Royal Geographical Society Supplementary Papers, vol. 1, part 1. London: John Murray, 1882.

Blo gros phun tshogs. 1995. Sde dge'i lo rgyus. Derge: Srid gros sde dge rdzong rig gnas lo rgyus rgyu cha bsdu sgrig u yon lhan khang. TBRC W26569.

Gardner, Alexander. 2019. The Life of Jamgon Kongtrul the Great. Boulder: Shambhala.

Hartley, Lauran Ruth. 1997. "A socio-historical study of the Kingdom of Sde-dge (Derge, Kham) in the late Nineteenth Century: Ris-med Views of Alliance and Authority." M.A., Indiana University.

Kolmaš, Josef. 1968. A Genealogy of the Kings of Derge (Sde-dge'i Ryal-rabs). Dissertationes Orientales, vol. 12. Prague: Oriental Institute in Academia, Publishing House of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences.

Kolmaš, Josef. 1988. "Dezhung Rinpoche's Summary and Continuation of the Sde-dge'i rgyal-rabs." Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hung, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 119-152.

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Shakabpa, W. D. 2009. One Hundred Thousand Moons: An Advanced Political History of Tibet. Derek Maher, translator. Leiden: Brill

Tashi Tsering. 1985. "Ñag-roṅ Mgon-po rnam-rgyal: A 19th Century Khams-pa Warrior." In Soundings in Tibetan Civilization, edited by Barbara Nimri Aziz and Matthew Kapstein. New Delhi: Manohar.

Teichman, Eric. 1922. Travels of a Consular Officer in Eastern Tibet, Together with a History of the Relations between China, Tibet and India. Cambridge: The University Press.

Tsomo, Yudru. 2015. The Rise of Gönpo Namgyel in Kham: The Blind Warrior of Nyarong. Lanham: Lexington Books.

Tsomo, Yudru. 2018. "Women as Chieftains in Modern Kham History." Inner Asia, vol. 20, pp. 107–131.

Wang Xiuyu. 2011. China’s Last Imperial Frontier: Late Qing Expansion in Sichuan’s Tibetan Borderlands. New York: Lexington Books.

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