Books for Understanding Adds Tibet Bibliography

With the recent riots in Lhasa and increased focus on China leading up to the 2008 Olympic games stirring up international interest in the dispute over Tibet's independence, Books for Understanding has created a bibliography of books from member presses on the history and culture of this contested region.

Books for Understanding is a free, easy-to-use resource to help readers find books on current events. New bibliographies are compiled when a major news story breaks or public debate heats up.

The program highlights one of the highest values of university presses: to publish top research and scholarship in all fields regardless of immediate commercial potential. Often the most complete and illuminating background research and knowledge for a breaking news story is only available in scholarly books from presses committed to the public interest.