New Books for Understanding Lists on China and Tibet

As the torch is ignited to begin the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China's controversial policies have drawn interest in the country beyond its role as host of the games. And the riots in Lhasa earlier this year made Tibet's complicated relationship with China another flashpoint in the news. In an effort to help readers educate themselves about China's history, culture, and role on the international stage, as well as Tibet's own history with the regional power, the Association of American University Presses has published a bibliography of essential scholarship through its Books for Understanding public web site. These comprehensive scholarly bibliographies give journalists and researchers a broader and deeper understanding of what lies behind the headlines.