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Elliot Sperling is Associate Professor of Central Eurasian Studies and an expert on the history of Tibet and Tibetan-Chinese relations at Indiana University.

He earned his B.A. at Queens College (1973), and his Ph.D. in Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University (1983).

He is a widely-cited expert on Tibet and its relationship with China. [1] [2] [3] [4]


  • "Notes on the Early History of Gro-tshang Rdo-rje-'change and Its Relations with the Ming Court," Lungta, (2000)
  • "Tibet," in John Block Friedman and Kristen Mossler Figg, eds., Medieval Trade, Travel, and Explorations: An Encyclopedia, (New York, 2000)
  • "Exile and Dissent: The Historical and Cultural Context," in Tibet Since 1950, (New York, 2000)
  • Awe and Submission: A Tibetan Sristocrat at the Court of Qianlong," International Review of History, vol 20, (1998)
  • "«Orientalismus» und Aspekte der gewalte in der tibetischen Tradition," in Thierry Dodin and Heinze Räther, eds., Mythos Tibet, (Bonn, 1997)

"Tibétains, Mongols et Mandchous," in Françoise Pommaret, eds., Lhasa lieu du divin, (Geneva, 1997)


  1. ^ The Dalai Lama as dupe - Los Angeles Times
  2. ^ Don’t Know Much About Tibetan History - New York Times
  3. ^ Crossroads for the Dalai Lama - Unrest, Conflicts and War, Crossroads, Dalai Lama -
  4. ^ Oppression could be the end of the road for Dalai Lama's middle way - World


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