The Newsletter 51 Summer 2009

Tibetan literary movements

Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa

Hartley, Lauran R. and Patricia Schiaffini-Vedani, eds. with a foreword by Matthew T. Kapstein. 2008. Modern Tibetan Literature and Social Change. Durham: Duke University Press. Xxxviii+ 382 pages. ISBN 978 0 8223 4277 9 (pbk.)

In the new edited collection Modern Tibetan Literature and Social Change, editors Lauran R. Hartley and Patricia Schiaffini-Vedani and their contributors have developed a bold and comprehensive vision of modern Tibetan literature and the cultural discourse that surrounds its creation, dissemination and reception.