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Latse Journals

The sixth issue of Latse Library Newsletter(2009–2010) has features on Alak Tseten Zhabdrung by scholar Nicole Willock, Tibetan novels by Francoise Robin, and the early British traveller to Tibet, George Bogle, by Gonpo Tsering. Other articles include an introduction to the Taktser Rinpoche Collection at Latse Library, and a profile of our holdings in the Dzongkha language. Book reviews include a series of oral folk literature, one of the earliest children's books in Tibetan, and a special guest review by youngster Elizabeth Rose Sharp on her favorite children's book in the Latse collection.

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.