The Treasury of Lives

J. Arya Moallem is a PhD candidate in History and East Asian Languages at Harvard University. His dissertation research focuses on the life and times of Miwang Polhane Sonam Tobgye, and works to situate his particular mode of lay kingship within Qing, Inner Asian, and Early Modern contexts.

Published March 2022


Erschbamer, Marlene. 2019. "Sisters of Pho lha nas: Preliminary Remarks on Two Women and their Links to the 'Ba' ra ba Bka' brgyud Tradition." in Wind Horses: Tibetan, Himalayan, and Mongolian studies, ed. Giacomella Orofino, 139-150. Naples: L'Orientale Università degli Studi.

Guo Qing 国庆. 1992. "Poluonai nianpu" 颇罗鼐年谱 [Chronology of Polhané]. Zhongguo Zangxue, no. 02, pp. 51–63.

Hor khang Bsod nams dpal 'bar. 1999. Mi dbang rtogs brjod kyi snying don tshig bsdus blo gsar gzhon nu mgu ba'i rol dbyangs [Summary of The Exemplary Deeds of the Lord of Men: Music that Gladdens Youthful Pupils]. In Hor khang Bsod nams dpal 'bar gyi gsung rtsom phyogs bsgrigs [Collected Works of Horkhang Sonam Pelbar], 1–263. Beijing: Krung go'i bod kyi shes rig dpe skrun khang. W2MS811.

Hucker, Charles O. 1985. A Dictionary of Official Titles in Imperial China. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press.

Kapstein, Matthew T. 2013. The Oracle and Temple of Lamochok: Aspects of History and Iconography. In David Park, editor, Art of Merit: Studies in Buddhist Art and Its Conservation: Proceedings of the Buddhist Art Forum. London:Archetype, pp. 96–112.

Lcang skya Rol pa'i rdo rje. 2003. Rje btsun blo bzang bskal bzang rgya mtsho dpal bzang po'i zhal snga nas kyi rnam thar mdo tsam brjod pa dpag bsam rin po che'i snye ma [Fruits of the Wish-Fulfilling [Tree]: The Brief Total Liberation of [the Seventh Dalai Lama] Jetsün Lozang Kelzang Gyatso Pelzangpo, as Told by Himself]. In Gsung 'bum/ Rol pa'i rdo rje [The Collected Works of Rolpai Dorje], vol. 1 pp. 3-1117. Dharamsala: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. W29035.

Lin, Nancy. 2011. "Adapting the Buddha's Biographies: A Cultural History of the Wish-Fulfilling Vine in Tibet, Seventeenth to Eighteenth Centuries." Doctoral Dissertation, University of California Berkeley.

Oyunbilig 乌云毕力格. 202. "Qianlong huangdi yu poluonai jiazu-- yi xizang dang’anguan menggu wen Dang’an wei zhongxin" 乾隆皇帝与颇罗鼐家族——以西藏档案馆蒙古文档案为中心 ["The Qianlong Emperor and the Polha Family: Taking Mongol Language Archives in the Tibetan Archives as Center"]. Zhongguo Zangxue, no. 01, pp. 81–86.

Petech, Luciano. 1973. Aristocracy and Government in Tibet, 1728-1959. Serie Orientale Roma ; v. 45. Roma: Istituto italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente.

Petech, Luciano. 1950. China and Tibet in the Early 18th Century: History of the Establishment of Chinese Protectorate in Tibet. Leiden: Brill.

Petech, Luciano. 1952. I missionari italiani nel Tibet e nel Nepal. 6 vols. Il Nuovo Ramusio; vol. 2. Roma: Libreria dello Stato.

Schuh, Dieter. "Pholhane Sönam Tobgye (pho-lha-nas bSod-nams stobs-rgyas)." In Tibet-Encyclopaedia.

Schwieger, Peter. 2014. The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China. New York: Columbia University Press.

Shakabpa, Tsepon Wangchuck Deden. 2009. One Hundred Thousand Moons: An Advanced Political History of Tibet. Translated by Derek F. Maher. Leiden: Brill.

Sperling, Elliot. 2012. "Pho-Lha-Nas, Khang-Chen-Nas, and the Last Era of Mongol Domination in Tibet." Rocznik Orientalistyczny vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 195–211.

Sperling, Elliot. 2015. The Rise of the 'Great Man': Tibetan Secular Biography and the Advent of Modernity." Rocznik Orientalistyczny vol. 68, no. 2, pp. 143–54.

Townsend, Dominique. 2021. A Buddhist Sensibility: Aesthetic Education at Tibet's Mindöling Monastery. New York: Columbia University Press.

Tshe ring dbang rgyal. 2014. Bka' blon rtogs brjod: dIrgA yurin+dra dzin na'i byung ba brjod pa zol med ngag gi rol mo asti [Candid Music of the Voice: Exemplary Deeds of a Minister]. Dharamsala: Bod yi dpe mdzod khang. W8LS26600.

Tshe ring dbang rgyal. 2002. Dpal mi'i dbang po’i rtogs pa brjod pa 'jig rten kun tu dga' ba'i gtam [Exemplary Deeds of the Lord of Men: A Story to Delight the World]. Chengdu: Si khron mi rigs dpe skrun khang. W2DB25428.

Tshe ring dbang rgyal. Poluonai zhuan 頗羅鼐傳 [Biography of Polhane]. 2002. Translated by Tang Chi’an 湯池安. Lhasa: Xizang renmin chubanshe.

Yuan yilai xizang difang yu zhongyang zhengfu guanxi dang’an shiliao huibian 元以來西藏地方與中央政府關係檔案史料彙編 [Collection of Archival Historical Materials regarding the Relations between Tibet and the Central Government since the Yuan]. 1995. Beijing: Zhongguo Zangxue Chubanshe.

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