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Ryosuke Kobayashi is Associate Professor at Kyushu University. His research interests include the history of Kham and the diplomatic activity of the Tibetan Government in the early 20th century.  

Published June 2021


Bell, Charles. 1924. Tibet: Past and Present. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bell, Charles. 1946. Portrait of the Dala Lama. London: Colins.

Candler, Edmund. 1905. The Unveiling of Lhasa. London: Edward.

Goldstein, Melvyn. 1989. A History of Modern Tibet, 1913-1959: The Demise of the Lamaist State. Berkeley: University of California Press.

India Office Records (IOR), British Library, London:




IOR/LP&S /10/344



Jampa Samten & Nikolay Tsyrempilov. 2012From Tibet Confidentially: Secret Correspondence of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama to Agvan Dorzhiev, 1911-1925. Dharamshala: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives.

Kawaguchi Ekai, 1904. Seizō Ryokōki西藏旅行記, Tokyo: Hakubundō.

Lamb, Alastair.The McMahon Line: A Study in the Relations between India, China and Tibet, 1904-1914, 2 vols., London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.

Mss/Eur/F80/5d, 8ⅴ (Sir Charles Bell Papers, British Library)

Landon, Perceval. 1905. Lhasa: An Account of the Country and People of Central Tibet and of the Progress of the Mission Sent There by the English Government in the Year 1903-4. London: Hurst and Blackett.

Petech, Luciano. 1973.Aristocracy and Government in Tibet, 1728-1959.Rome: Istituto Italiano Per Il Medio Ed Estremo Oriente Press.

Phur lcog thub bstan byams pa tshul khrims. Lhar bcas srid zhi'i gtsug rgyan gong sa rgyal ba'i dbang po kha' drin mtshungs med sku phring bcu gsum pa chen po'i rnam par thar pa rgya mtsho lta bu las mdo tsam brjod pa ngo mtshar rin po che'i phreng ba. TBRC W3087 and TBRC W2CZ7859.

Kobayashi, Ryosuke. 2014. “An Analytical Study of the Tibetan Record of the Simla Conference (1913–1914): Shing stag rgya gar 'phags pa'i yul du dbyin bod rgya gsum chings mol mdzad lugs kun gsal me long,Journal of Research Institute: Historical Development of the Tibetan Languages (Current Issues and Progress in Tibetan Studies Proceedings of the Third International Seminar of Young Tibetologists), 51.

Shakabpa, Tsepon Wangchuk Deden. 2010. One Hundred Thousand Moons: An Advanced Political History of Tibet.Trans. Derek Maher. Leiden: Brill.

"Shatra." The Tibet Album: British Photography in Central Tibet 1920-1950. Accessed May 1, 2021.

Bshad sgra dpal 'byor rdo rje and Khri smon norbu dbang rgyal, Shing stag rgya gar 'phags pa'i yul du dbyin bod rgya gsum chings mol mdzad lugs kun gsal me long.

Waddell, L. Austine. 1905. Lhasa and Its Mysteries: With a Record of the Expedition of 1903-1904, London: John Marray.

Wu Fengpei (ed.). 1938. Qingji Chouzang Zoudu清季籌藏奏牘 3 vols., Shangwuyin Shuguan.

Xizang Yadong Guan Dang’an Xuanbian西藏亞東關檔案選編, 2 vols, Beijing: China Tibetology Center, 1996.

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