Former Tibetan political prisoner’s latest book on Tibetan studies to be published in Taiwan
By Lobsang Tenchoe
DHARAMSALA, June 8: Lhade Namloyak, a former Tibetan political prisoner and a popular Tibetan writer’s latest book which was launched in May, 2016 is set to be published in Taiwan this month.
His latest book in Chinese language titled ‘A History of International Tibetan Studies’ that includes cultural exchanges between Tibet and Taiwan, and trends in global Tibetan studies is published by Taiwan’s Asia Political Philosophy Culture Press.
The book demarcates a distinction between the real Tibetan studies and the false version fabricated by party scribes of the People’s Republic of China. His book represents a thorough overhaul of contemporary Tibetan studies.
The publishing house in its description said: “The book has been put together as a combination of records of Tibetan culture combined with meticulous compilation of existing Tibetology research from around the world with material derived from the author’s own interviews and field research. This work not only consolidates a valuable array of academic data and ideas but also makes a vital contribution to the future of Tibet’s people and culture.”
Lhade Namloyak, a former Tibetan political prisoner and Tibetan studies scholar, was born in Lhade in the traditional Tibetan province of Amdo during the Cultural Revolution. In 1999, after arriving in India, he served as a researcher at the Central Tibetan Administration’s Tibetan Affairs Research Center and as a senior researcher on international assistance to Tibet in Dharamsala. Namloyak, who writes in both Tibetan and Chinese language under the pen name Dhungser, has authored ten books so far. His latest book, ‘A History of International Tibetan Studies’ has one lakh sixty thousand words and explains in detail the emergence of Tibetan studies in various regions, including Tibet, South-East Asia, North and South America, Africa and Europe.