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Latse Journals

Latse Journal Volume 8 (2014–2015) has a special focus on the history and development of Tibetan-language periodicals with contributions by Gendun Rabsal, Isrun Engelhardt, Tshewang Tamding, and Chief Editor Pema Bhum. We are also pleased to reproduce the manuscript version of the autobiography of Dorjiev, a significant figure in early modern Tibetan history. Other contributors include Françoise Robin with a book review of a new novel by Tsering Dondrup, and Susan Meinheit, who inaugurates our new feature "Library Spotlight" with a profile of the Tibetan collections at the Library of Congress.

The seventh issue (2011–2012) of the Latse Journal (formerly Trace Foundation's Latse Library Newsletter) focuses on Tibetan film. Under the guidance of Guest Editor Françoise Robin, the issue traces the arc of filmmaking in Tibet from the 1950s on, with articles and essays by scholars and filmmakers including Pema Tseden, Tenzing Sonam, Robert Barnett, Sonthar Gyal, and Vanessa Frangville. Also featured is a tribute to Gonpo Tsering by Pema Bhum and reviews by Karl Debreczeny and Gendun Rabsal.