Non-Tibetan Publications

This Publication Department predominantly publishes texts concerned with Buddhist philosophy, but has also brought out books relating to Tibetan archeology, history, politics, medicine, language, folk culture and proverbs. Native English speakers functioning as editors work in a team with Tibetan translators. Titles published to date range from classic to contemporary topics. The publications are distributed worldwide by a distributor appointed by the LTWA.

Two periodicals - Tibet Journal – are highly regarded with in Tibetan academic circles throughout the world. The Tibet Journal, a scholarly quarterly in English, first appeared in 1975. It features articles on Tibetan history, art, philosophy, literature and language, and includes books reviews. Some special editions have been dedicated to single topic. The journal also publishes articles related to Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia and the Trans-Himalayan regions which have geographical and cultural affinities to Tibet.