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


Blo gros phun tshogs. 1995. Zhar byung bya rgod stobs ldan dang de'i khyim rgyud kyi lo rgyus rags rim. In Sde dge'i lo rgyus, pp. 185–205. Derge: Srid gros sde dge rdzong rig gnas lo rgyus rgyu cha bsdu sgrig u yon lhan khang. TBRC W26569.

Cabezón, José Ignacio. 2017. The Just King: The Tibetan Buddhist Classic on Leading and Ethical Life. Boulder: Snow Lion.

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.

​​Kobayashi Ryōsuke. 2018. "Militarisation of Dargyé Monastery: Contested Borders on the Sino-Tibetan Frontier during the Early Twentieth Century. Cahiers d'Extrême-Asia, vol. 27, pp. 139–171.

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.

Lha lung 'chi med rdo rje and Zla g.yang. 2009. Khams sde dge rgyal po'i srid don lo rgyus. Beijing: Krung go'i bod rig pa dpe skrun khang.

Shelton, 1921. "Life Among the People of Eastern Tibet. National Geographic, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 294-326.

Smith, E. Gene. 2001. Among Tibetan Texts. Boston: Wisdom.

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

Tsomu, Yudru. 2019. "The Rise of a Political Strongman in Dergé in the Early Twentieth Century. The Story of Jagö Topden." In Frontier Tibet: Patterns of Change in Sino- Tibetan Borderlands, Stéphane Gros, editor. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

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