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Est.: 9 Jan 1995. Last updated: 18 Sep 2012.

Edited by Dr T. Matthew Ciolek
and other virtual librarians.

This document keeps track of leading information facilities in the field of Tibetan studies. It is a part of the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library and of its specialist subsection, the East Asia WWW Virtual Library. Please register with this page any new resources or mail tmciolek@ciolek.com if you are interested in administering any specific area within this Virtual Library. Your feedback will be gratefully appreciated.

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Other Names & Abbreviations (past/present):
Tibetan: Pö (bod), Kangchen (Gangs can) [= Land of Snows];
Chinese: Xizang [= Western Treasure House];
French: Tibet; German: Tibet; Mongolian: Thubet, Polish: Tybet;

Status: an independent country with a history dating back to 127 B.C.,
occupied since 1949/50 by the People's Republic of China.
Capital: Lhasa
Internet Code: [presently unallocated]
Suggested Internet Code: TI


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See also

REUTERS News about Tibet

Voice of America (VOA) News about Tibet

See also
The Government of Tibet in Exile
[The official agency of H.H. the Dalai Lama in London, www.tibet.com, UK]

The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
[The official site of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, www.dalailama.com. Site contents: Latest news, Biography, Office, FAQs, Contact, Teachings, Messages/Speeches, Photo Gallery, Schedule]

Tibet Online Resource Gathering
[www.tibet.org, USA. Site contents: Non-English Sites (Tibetan, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Flemish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Portugese); Why Tibet? An Introduction; The Barkhor: Mailing Lists, Contacts, Market; Tibet Support Group Global Directory; Campaigns and Urgent Actions; Major Tibet Sites; News, Events, On Tour; Articles, Speeches; Legal and Historical Materials; Tibetan Culture; Human Rights in Tibet; Tibet's Environment; Tibet Women Speak Out; Books, Software, Movies, Photos; Travel in Tibet; Solidarity - Other Struggles; About Tibet Online.]

See also WWW Virtual Libraries dealing with the neighbouring countries/regions:
|| Bhutan (no longer active, see old copies of the site in www.archive.org) || China || Eastern Turkistan (no longer active, see old copies of the site in www.archive.org), || India || Kashmir || Mongolia (no longer active, see old copies of the site in www.archive.org), || Nepal || Pakistan ||

This electronic forum was established in 1995 by the Australian National University
to provide a world-wide communications vehicle for exchange of scholarly and factual information dealing with Tibet. The forum was closed down in early May 2008.
Updates, additions and corrections to these pages have been kindly provided by:

J.A. Allinder, K.E. Arnesen, B. Arestad, J.C. Aschoff, Agnieszka Balcer, Anna Balikci, John Bennett, Merrick Lex Berman, I. Bjart, P. Bogdonoff, Boojum Expeditions, P. Brown, S.M. Burke, Bill Buxton, J. Cardozo, Jack E. Churchward, David Cowhig, G. Curtiss, A. Davidson, Tsering Dolma, R. Dorje, Patty Duque, G. Ehmann, M. Epstein, A. Faetten, J. Fletcher, Bob Freedman, K.H. Holt Gauthier, D. Gelfand, R. George, Janice Glowski, Bethanne Grabham, Adam Green, Ken Herold, C. Harris, S. Hinde, P. Ide, J. Jackson, Chris Jolley, Murray Kessell, Ray Kreisel, W. Lavery, J. Lebow, Tsering Lhadon, Theodore Lim, Willemijn Lindhout, K. Madin, F. Martinsen, P. Maton, Nathaniel Meyer, R. Meyers, J. Miller, J. Michaud, T. Miyatani, T E. Morgan, R.A. d'Ornellas, P. O'Reilly, D. Pattinson, Margaret Payer, Andres Montano Pellegrini, Ales Pickar, Mark A. Poole, John Powers, N. Poulter, Layne Russell, Thubten Samdup, Geoffrey Samuel, G. Santuz, P. Schlenker, Tsoltim Shakabpa, R. Shand, G. Sherrard, T. Shomar, G. Sistemi, C. D. Smith, W. Spiegelman, C. Symons, Richard Swain, McComas Taylor, Valeriy E. Ushakov, M. Vanherwegen, J. Watt, M. Winkler, Martin von Wyss, K. Yarborough.

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