Addenda & Corrigenda
Tibetan Histories: A Bibliography of Tibetan-Language Historical Works, Serindia Publications (London 1997), by Dan Martin in collaboration with Yael Bentor, with a foreword by the late Michael Aris. This list is made with a view toward a future revised version of the book, to appear in about the year 2020, inshahallah (whether this will be in book format or a website is not for us to know at the moment). Thanks to the several persons who have sent their criticisms and corrections, their names appearing below, hoping that others will follow suit. Added thanks are due to the Staats- und Universitäts-Bibliothek Hamburg, the library of the Institut für Kultur und Geschichte Indiens und Tibets at Uni Hamburg in Hamburg, the Kern Institute Library in Leiden, and the Lumbini International Research Institute (LIRI) Library in Bhairahawa.
We hope that having this additional material accessible to web searches will assist in solving some of the problems in the Tibetan history bibliography that remain to be solved in the 21st century.
My storage quota has been exceeded, so the updated Word version of this is linked here at Dropbox. (Note: This leads to a version that is more up-to-date by a few years than the one you see below.)
NOTE: The original 1997 publication is available (to some degree) and searchable at Googlebooks. Try this link. I have just now checked the website of the publisher, Serindia, and according to this the book is out of print. Amazon Marketplace sellers treat it as a rarity in an attempt to charge outrageous prices (buyer beware). The original book was nearly 300 pages long, but if these additions were to be integrated into it, it would be closer to 400. By the way, in web searches the presence or absence of the dash makes not the least bit of difference, so there is no practical reason to avoid using them... A newer version of this listing that would include some important 2011 publications is on its way before long, I promise.
We dedicate this work to the memory of E. Gene Smith.
Further bibliographical abbreviations:
BLP: Bsod-nams-don-grub (b. 1946), [outer cover title] Bod-kyi Lo-rgyus Dpe-tho, [inside title] Gangs-can Bod-kyi Lo-rgyus Rig-pa'i Dpe-tho Blo-gsal Dga'-ston, Bod-ljongs Mi-dmangs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 2000). The author was recognized by the Zhwa-nag Karma-pa XVI as being the 'Dzi-sgar Sprel-sprul III, and is known as Khams-sprul, according to the editorial preface.
Buescher: Hartmut Buescher & Tarab Tulku, Catalogue of Tibetan Manuscripts and Xylographs, Det Kongelige Bibliotek (Copenhagen 2000), in 2 vols.
Drepung Catalog: Dpal-brtsegs Bod-yig Dpe-rnying Zhib-'jug-khang, 'Bras-spungs Dgon-du Bzhugs-su Gsol-ba'i Dpe-rnying Dkar-chag, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 2004), in 2 volumes (pagination continuous).
Dung-dkar: Dung-dkar Blo-bzang-'phrin-las, Dung-dkar Tshig-mdzod Chen-mo, Krung-go'i Bod-rig-pa Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 2002).
Katen: Samten G. Karmay & Yasuhiko Nagano, eds., A Catalogue of the New Collection of Bonpo Katen Texts: Bon Studies 4-5, "Senri Ethnological Reports 24-25," National Museum of Ethnology (Osaka 2001), with indices in vol. 5.
Kolmaš, Catalogue. See Lygžima Chaloupkova & Josef Kolmaš, 'A Catalogue of J. Kolmaš's Private Collection of Tibetan Texts,' Archiv Orientální, supplement to 3/99 (Prague 1999), pp. 1-85.
Kolmaš, 'Tibetologica Buryatica': Josef Kolmaš and Cymžit P. Vančikova, 'Tibetologica Buryatica: A Contribution to the Bibliography of Tibet,' Archiv Orientální, vol. 58 (1990), pp. 60-75.
PCKC: Krung-go'i Bod Rig-pa'i Dpe-cha'i Dkar-chag (English title, Catalogue of Chinese Publications in Tibetan Studies [1949-1991]), Phyi-yig Dpe-skrun-khang [Foreign Languages Press] (Beijing 1994), compiled by a committee.
PPTK: Pho-brang Po-ta-la Do-dam Khru'u Rig-dngos Zhib-'jug-khang, Pho-brang Po-ta-lar Tshags-pa'i Bka'-brgyud-pa'i Gsung-'bum Dkar-chag, Bod-ljongs Mi-dmangs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 2007).
SBTD: Mi-rigs Dpe-mdzod-khang-gi Dpe-tho-las Gsung-'bum Skor-gyi Dkar-chag--Shes-bya Gter-mdzod (= Bod Gangs-can-gyi Grub-mtha' Ris-med-kyi Mkhas-dbang Brgya dang Brgyad-cu Lhag-gi Gsung-'bum So-so'i Dkar-chag Phyogs-gcig-tu Bsgrigs-pa Shes-bya'i Gter-mdzod), Si-khron Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang. (Chengdu 1984-1997), in 3 volumes.
SKCB: Sa-skya'i Chos-'byung Gces-bsdus, Krun-go'i Bod Rig-pa Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 2009), in 7 vols. (only the first six volumes contain historical works).
Sørensen, Rare Texts — Per K. Sørensen & Sonam Dolma, Rare Texts from Tibet: Seven Sources for the Ecclesiastic History of Medieval Tibet, Lumbini International Research Institute (Lumbini 2007).
Stearns, TRP: Cyrus Stearns, Taking the Result as the Path: Core Teachings of the Sakya Lamdré Tradition, Wisdom Publications (Boston 2006). The Library of Tibetan Classics, vol. 4.
TS7: Tibetan Studies (Proceedings of the 7th Seminar of the Int'l Association for Tibetan Studies, Graz 1995), Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Wien 1997), published in 7 volumes.
TS9 V: Toni Huber, ed., Amdo Tibetans in Transition: Society and Culture in the Post Mao Era, Brill (Leiden 2002).
Wassiljew[A]: Prof. Wassiljew [Vasiliev, 1818-1900], 'Die auf den Buddhismus bezüglichen Werke der Universitäts-Bibliothek zu Kasan,' Mélanges asiatiques tirés du Bulletin historico-philologique de l'Académie Impériale des sciences de St.-Pétersbourg, tome 11, 4e livraison (1855), pp. 347-386.
Wassiljew[B]: M. Wassiliev [Vasiliev, 1818-1900], 'Notice sur les ouvrages en langues de l'Asie orientale, qui se trouvent dans la bibliothèque de l'universitè de Saint-Pètersbourg,' Mélanges asiatiques tirés du Bulletin historico-philologique de l'Académie Impériale des sciences de St.-Pétersbourg, tome 11, 6e livraison (1856), pp. 562-607.
Zur-mkhar's medical history: Zur-mkhar Blo-gros-rgyal-po, Sman-pa-rnams-kyis Mi Shes-su Mi Rung-ba'i Shes-bya Spyi'i Khog-dbubs (Gang-dag byang-chub-sems-dpa'i Spyod-pa Spyod-par 'Dod-pa'i Sman-pa-rnams-kyis Mi Shes-su Mi Rung-ba'i Phyi Nang Gzhan Gsum-gyis Rnam-bzhag Shes-bya Spyi'i Khog-dbug-pa Gtan-pa Med-pa'i Mchod-sbyin-gyi Sgo-'phar Yangs-po), Si-khron Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Chengdu 2001).
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Entry no. 1: A paper by Per Sørensen, 'A Key Problem in Tibetan Historiography: The sBa-bzhed and Its Sources,' was given at the seminar entitled 'The History of Tibet: New Resources and Perspectives' held at Oxford in May of 1997. Papers on a newly uncovered version called the Dba'-bzhed were given at the Int'l Association for Tibetan Studies meeting at Bloomington in 1998: Hildegard Diemberger, Dba'-bzhed: Preliminary Remarks on a Textual and Anthropological Research; Pasang Wangdu (Pa-sangs-dbang-'dus), Dba'-bzhed-la Dpyad-pa (A Study of the dBa' bzhed). A very important new publication: Pasang Wangdu & Hildegard Diemberger, Dba' bzhed, the Royal Narrative Concerning the Bringing of the Buddha's Doctrine to Tibet: Translation & Facsimile Edition of the Tibetan Text, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Vienna 2001?). Note also, Dbyangs-can-mtsho, Sba-bzhed-kyi Rtsom-pa-po dang De'i Lo-rgyus Rig-pa'i Rin-thang Skor-la Dpyad-pa, Krung-go'i Bod-kyi Shes-rig, 4th issue of 1996, pp. 79-86. BLP nos. 1587-1588, 2040. Some very significant translations of, and discussions on, this text have been published in the first chapters of Matthew T. Kapstein, The Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism, Oxford University Press (Oxford 2000). Sam van Schaik & Kazushi Iwao identified two previously unnoticed fragments, which were joined together to form one fragment, of the Sba-bzhed among the Dunhuang manuscripts. See their article, Fragments of the Testament of Ba from Dunhuang, Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 128, no. 3 (2008), pp. 477-487.
Entry no. 2: A story about Byang-chub-'dre-bkol is found in Lho-rong Chos-'byung, pp. 366-7, which says he was previously known as Byang-chub-rdo-rje.
Entry no. 3: The only date for Klu-mes that is usually given (in Blue Annals and elsewhere) is the year 1009 for his building of the 'Gyel (or Sgyel) temple in La-mo, but this date is questionable since the older sources name the year simply as a Hen year, which recurs once every twelve years. For a reference to this history, there given the name Smad-'dul Brgyud-rim, and a citation of it in a recent biography of Dgongs-pa-rab-gsal, see Namgyal Nyima Dagkar, The Early Spread of Bon, Tibet Journal, vol. 23, no. 4 (Winter 1998), pp. 13-14.
3.1: Dge-slong Brtson-'grus-seng-ge, Chos-'byung Kun-dga'i Snying-po. Listed as a ms. in 21 fols., with the author identified with Rgya Brtson-'grus-seng-ge (although it is possible that the author should be identified with Gtsang-nag-pa Brtson-'grus-seng-ge, whose Chos-'byung has been listed elsewhere) in BLP no. 0723.
Entry no. 4: See also Blondeau in TS7, vol. 1, p. 65. Recently the priority of our version C of the Hollow Pillar Testament (Decleer's rendering; it seems to me that it means rather Testament Extracted [from the/a/] Pillar) has been asserted, at the expense of our version B, together with a detailed discussion of the story of the text's discovery in a very lengthy review article by Hubert Decleer (on J. Cabezón & R. Jackson, eds., Tibetan Literature, Snow Lion [Ithaca 1996]) contained in Tibet Journal, vol. 23, no. 1 (Spring 1998), pp. 67-106. This history is subject of an article: Bu-bzhi Bsam-pa'i-don-grub, Bka'-chems Ka-khol-ma-las 'Phros-pa'i Lo-rgyus Rtsom-rig Ngo-sprod Rags-tsam Zhu-ba, Krung-go'i Bod-kyi Shes-rig, 4th issue of 1997 (40th in the general series), pp. 140-148. Ronald M. Davidson, "The Kingly Cosmogonic Narrative and Tibetan Histories: Indian Origins, Tibetan Space, and the bKa' 'chems ka khol ma Synthesis, Lungta [McLeod Ganj], vol. 16 (Spring 2003), pp. 64-83 (on p. 76, he notices the titles Bka'-chems written by the queens, a Bka'-chems Dar-kar Gsal-ba, and a Bka'-chems Zla-ba 'Dod-jo; on p. 80 he specifically states his belief that it was not found by Atiśa, but composed later on, in the 12th century). More on this subject is promised from the pen of L. van der Kuijp. A 35-chapter manuscript, with the cover title Brgyal-po Bka-chems-chems Byon, in 112 fols., is kept in the Institute library in Hamburg. Unfortunately, it doesn't even bear an accessions number. It belongs to a larger set of volumes, of which it is volume ca. An outline of the volumes was found inserted into the middle of volume da. The Bka'-chems Mtho-mthing-ma mentioned (with a variant spelling) in this entry has now been discussed, outlined and excerpted in Tsering Gyalbo, Guntram Hazod & Per Sørensen, Civilization at the Foot of Mount Sham-po: The Royal House of Lha Bug-pa-can and the History of g.Ya'-bzang. Historical Texts from the Monastery of g.Ya'-bzang in Yar-stod (Central Tibet), Annotated Translation, Transliteration and Facsimile, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Vienna 2000), pp. 147-166. BLP no. 0099 (makes reference to a modern printing by the Kan-su'u Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang). Discussion of its authenticity in Dung-dkar, pp. 1-2.
Entry no. 5: On the Seven Descents, see now David Germano, 'The Seven Descents and the Early History of Rnying-ma Transmissions,' in Helmut Eimer & David Germano, eds., The Many Canons of Tibetan Buddhism, E.J. Brill (Leiden 2002), pp. 225-263.
Entry no. 6: On the Guhyagarbha Tantra, see Gyurme Dorje, The Guhyagarbhatantra and Its Fourteenth Century Commentary Phyogs bcu mun sel, doctoral dissertation, School of Oriental & African Studies (London 1987).
Entry no. 7: For a biography of our author, Khu-ston, see Las-chen, Chos-'byung, vol. 1, pp. 216-218 (on p. 218 is a mention of our history: Khus mdzad-pa'i Lo-rgyus Chen-mo bya-ba gcig kyang yod-par grags snang-ngo). The history by Dbon Bi-ci mentioned here should have an entry of its own. It seems to be the history alluded to in Mang-thos Klu-sgrub-rgya-mtsho, Bstan-rtsis (PRC edition, listed below at entry no. 181), p. 69: de-rnams Dpon Bi yig-cha ltar bris zhes zer-ro (the context is a citation from the Blue Annals). I am so far unable to find any further information about Bi-ci, and have no way of dating him. There did exist yet another history or historical document by a personal disciple of Klu-mes named Ba-shi Gnas-brtan (for the Ba-shi Monastery in Lho-brag, see Blue Annals, p. 76), whose writing is directly cited by Tshe-dbang-nor-bu (PRC version of his history of Gung-thang, no. 290 below, p. 79; Blue Annals, pp. 61, 1085 ["Pa-śi gNas-brtan"]). Still another brief document for the history of Vinaya lineages is that by Zhing-mo-che-ba, belonging to the 12th century, which is preserved in quotations in the chronology by Mang-thos and in the Blue Annals (subject of a forthcoming paper by Dan Martin, where he argues for a date in the vicinity of the 1150's). These works of Dbon Bi-ci, Ba-shi and Zhing-mo-che-ba, as well as that of Zha-ma, ought to have their own separate entries. BLP no. 1912. A title Smri-ti-dznya-na-kir-tis Dri-ba'i The-tshom Bcad-pa'i Lo-rgyus Chen-mo, is listed in BLP no. 1658, and this could be interpreted: 'Great History for Clearing the Doubts of the Questions by Smṛtijñānakīrti' (mentioned by Ronald Davidson in Lungta, vol. 16 [Spring 2003], p. 66).
Entry no. 8: There is a discussion of this chronology in Helmut Hoffman, et al. Tibet: A Handbook, Research Center for Language Science (Bloomington 1973), p. 142. See also Helmut Hoffmann, The Religions of Tibet, George Allen & Unwin (London 1961), pp. 122-123.
Entry no. 9: Abhayākaragupta is certainly the 'author' of this text, even if his name appears in a slightly different form in the colophon (BLP nos. 0401-0402 lists two texts by different authors, Smon-grub-shes-rab and Slob-dpon A-bha-yā-ka-ra, but both are almost certainly different ways of referring to the same text). Rgya-gar Tsam-pa Ratna'i Bla-ma Chen-po Mi-'jigs-pa-sbyin-pa-dpal, Grub-chen Brgyad-cu-rtsa-bzhi'i Rnam-thar, Mtsho-sngon Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Ziling 1995). Thanks to Katia Buffetrille for this reference. A brief text by Dpal-gyi-sde [Śrīsena?] on the Mahāsiddhas appears in Sde-dge Bstan-'gyur (Toh. 4317; vol. 203 [Bzo-rig section, vol. ngo], fols. 15-17) with the title Grub-thob Brgyad-cu'i Mngon-par Rtogs-pa. See also Matthew Kapstein, 'King Kuñji's Banquet,' contained in: David White, ed., Tantra in Practice, Princeton University Press (Princeton 2000), pp. 52-71.
Entry no. 12: Davidson in Lungta, vol. 16 (Spring 2003), p. 71, comments on the authorship problem. Parts have been translated in The Great History of Garab Dorje, Manjushrimitra, Shrisingha, Jnanasutra and Vimalamitra, translated from the Tibetan by Jim Valby, Shang Shung Edizioni (Arcidosso 2002). Valby suggests that it may have been written down by Klong-chen-pa in the 14th century.
Entry no. 13: According to Namgyal Nyima Dagkar ('Stag-gzig and Zhang-zhung in Bon Sources,' contained in: TS7, vol. 2, pp. 687-700, at p. 699), this work was excavated by Khod-po Blo-gros-thogs-med in 1301. He also announces the existence of another manuscript of the work in 37 folios from Dolpo (Nepal) preserved at the Bon monastery in Dolanji (India). The mid-1100's date suggested here does seem too early. There is also a discussion of this work in Per Kværne, Religious Change and Syncretism: The Case of the Bon Religion of Tibet, in Per Kværne & Rinzin Thargyal, Bon, Buddhism and Democracy: The Building of a Tibetan National Identity, NIAS Report no. 12 (Copenhagen 1993), pp. 7-26. A version of this history has now been published some time in the late 1990's: G.yung-drung-phun-tshogs [ed.?], Bon Chos Dar Nub-kyi Lo-rgyus Bsgrags-pa Rin-chen Gling-grags zhes bya-ba Rmongs-pa'i Gsal-byed (Oachghat, Solan 199X), in 299 pages. According to Dondrup Lhagyal ('Bonpo Family Lineages in Central Tibet,' contained in: Samten Karmay, et al., eds., New Horizons in Bon Studies, National Museum of Ethnology [Osaka 2000], p. 435), the 'Dul-ba Gling-grags was discovered by Gang-zhug-thog-rgyal at Mang-mkhar-lcags-'phrang. See Katen no. 072-1: G.yung-drung Bon-gyi Sgra Bsgrags-pa Rin-po-che'i Gling-grags (in vol. 72 of Bon Tanjur printed in 1998, at pp. 1-110), here said to be a discovery belonging to the Northern Treasures (Byang-gter). See also Katen, no. 072-2: Stod 'Dul-rgyud-kyi Bsgrags-pa / Bar Gsang-rgyud-kyi Bsgrags-pa / Smad Drag-rtsub-kyi Chos-rgyud-kyi Bsgrags-pa (in vol. 72 of Bon Tanjur reprint of 1998, at pp. 111-189), here said to be discovered at Sham-po by Rma Shes-rab-seng-ge (fl. 12th cent.); according to this catalogue, this text is equivalent to the 'Dul-ba Gling-grags (several times quoted in Shar-rdza's history, and published in Sources for a History of Bon).
13.1: mid-1100's Gling-ras-pa Padma-rdo-rje (1128-1188), Bstan-pa Byung-tshul-gyi Sgron-me, contained in: The Collected Works (Bka'-'bum) of Gling-chen-ras-pa Padma-rdo-rje, "reproduced from a collection of rare manuscripts from Go-'jo Nub Dgon," Tibetan Craft Community (Tashijong, Palampur 1985), vol. 1, pp. 527-552. Even though primarily dedicated to the historical Buddha and the tantric forms of the Teacher, there is a brief final section on the future duration of the Dharma, a chronological sketch, and a treatment on the Dkar-brgyud-pa transmission (via Ras-chung-pa). It exhibits the general structure of the Chos-'byung, as the title would suggest, and therefore deserves to be considered part of the history of that genre. It belongs to a group of Gling-ras-pa's writings called the 'Six Lamps.' It is preceded by a brief topical outline prepared by one Rgya-ston-pa Shākya-rin-chen.
Entry no. 14: BLP nos. 1325, 2022.
Entry no. 15: It's possible that this history would be identifiable as Dge-slong Brtson-'grus-seng-ge's Chos-'byung Kun-dga'i Snying-po, listed separately.
Entry no. 18: BLP no. 0725.
Entry no. 19: BLP no. 0105, lists "Bka'-thang Zangs-gling ngam Chos-'byung Nor-bu'i Phreng-ba."
Entry no. 20: Dung-dkar, pp. 161-162, supplies an outline of the 41 chapters, and a brief discussion about the historical merits of this work.
Entry no. 22: BLP no. 1880.
Entry no. 24: The reference to the article by Hugh Richardson appears here by mistake. It is actually about edicts of Khri-srong-lde-btsan which were preserved in the Mkhas-pa'i Dga'-ston. The Gdung-rabs Tshigs-bcad-ma mentioned here is probably to be identified with the Sa-skya'i Gdung-rabs by Grags-pa-rgyal-mtshan mentioned in the following entry (thanks are due to Olaf Czaja, Leipzig, for pointing out the reference in the Sa-skya-pa'i Gdung-rabs Ngo-mtshar Bang-mdzod, PRC ed., p. 548, where we read: "Rje-btsun-gyis mdzad-pa'i Gdung-rabs Tshigs-bcad-ma," where Rje-btsun should refer to Grags-pa-rgyal-mtshan). BLP no. 1957 lists a Sa-skya'i Gdung-rabs by Bsod-nams-rtse-mo.
Entry no. 25: The statement that a genealogy of kings is to be found embedded in the work entitled, Ga-ring Rgyal-po-la Rtsis Bsdur-ru Btang-ba'i Yi-ge is incorrect, as Olaf Czaja (Leipzig) pointed out to me. Instead, it contains a rudimentary genealogy of the earlier Sa-skya-pa masters. He also has an argument in favor of a 1206 date for the Ga-ring Rgyal-po text. Newly published in SKCB, vol. 1, pp. 25-29.
Entry no. 26: Other early scholarly literature on the subject listed in A.H. Francke, Antiquities of Indian Tibet, Asian Educational Services (New Delhi 1992), vol. 2, p. 76. Newly published in SKCB, vol. 1, pp. 1-8.
Entry no. 27: BLP no. 1497.
Entry no. 30: Now published in SKCB, vol. 1, pp. 16-22.
30.1: late-1100's or early 1200's. Thub-pa-shes-rab, Smad-'dul Bshad-rgyud (title taken from 'colophon'). This work is found embedded in Rgya Bod Yig-tshang (PRC ed., pp. 469-472). On the Lowland Vinaya (Smad 'Dul) lineage, composed by one of its members. Its dating is arrived at by looking at the lineage supplied in the text, the last four members of which are: 1. Bya Brtson-'grus-'bar (1031-1106). 2. Rtsis-pa Gzhon-sang [i.e., Rtsis-'dul Gzhon-nu-seng-ge, ordinator of the abbot of Snar-thang Gro-mo-che-ba Bdud-rtsi-grags, 1153-1232?]. 3. Gnyer-chung Bzang-ston [probably the Bzang-ston Hor-grags mentioned in Blue Annals, p. 141, a disciple of Zhig-po Bdud-rtsi, 1149-1199]. 4. Thub-pa-shes-rab [the author].
Entry no. 31: BLP no. 0763 lists the title Chos-rje 'Jig-rten-gsum-mgon-gyi Rnam-thar dang Bstan-pa'i Byung-tshul-gyi Bsdus-don by Zhe-sdang-rdo-rje, which would seem to combine a brief religious history with the life of 'Jig-rten-mgon-po. See also BLP no. 1099.
Entry no. 32: See Blue Annals, p. 148: "I have written (the story of the Lineage) as it appears in the account of the Lineage composed by him [by Rta-ston Gzi-brjid]"; p. 149: "In the Khog-dbub of G.yung-ston-pa (a disciple of Bu-ston) the list of disciple of Sgro-sbug-pa differs slightly from the one given above."
Entry no. 33: BLP no. 1083.
Entry no. 34: BLP no. 0730. This is now in SKCB, vol. 1, pp. 23-114.
Entry no. 35: According to the review by Kurtis R. Schaeffer (Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 57, no. 3 , p. 857), the author must be placed at the beginning of the fifteenth century. He adds, although without telling his source, that it is extant in a 48-folio cursive manuscript. BLP no. 2038.
Entry no. 36: 1204 (or possibly 1264). Che-rje Zhig-po Sman-gyi Byung-tshul Khog-dbubs Rgyal-mtshan Rtse-mo 'Bar-ba, a manuscript in the Tucci collection, Rome. The fuller form of the author's name is Che-rje Zhang-ston Zhig-po Thugs-rje-khri-'od (and note that Zhang-ston Zhig-po may be abbreviated to Zhang-zhig). For details, see the article forthcoming in the IATS proceedings: Dan Martin, An Early Tibetan History of Indian Medicine.
Entry no. 37: This is listed as a work of Yon-tan-mgon-po, the Elder, and as a print from Chagpori (Lcags-po-ri) in Pasang Yonten, 'A History of the Tibetan Medical System,' Bulletin of the Indian Institute for the History of Medicine, vol. 17 (1987), pp. 130-149, at p. 148. It was in fact published (with thanks to Gavin Kilty for the information): G.yu-thog Snying-thig-las Byin-rlabs Bla-ma Sgrub-pa'i Chos-skor Sdug-bsngal Mun-sel Thugs-rje'i Nyi-'od ces-pa'i Thog-mar Lo-rgyus Dge-ba'i Lcags-kyu, contained in: G.yu-thog Snying-thig-gi Yig-cha: The Collected Basic Texts and Ritual Works of the Medical Teachings Orally Passed from G.yu-thog Yon-tan-mgon-po, "arranged and largely restructured by Khams-smyon Dharma-seng-ge, Smanrtsis Shesrig Spendzod series no. 106, D.L. Tashigang (Leh 1981), pp. 5-21.
Entry no. 38: A reference to this history is found in the 1494 work of Las-chen (entry no. 148, below), vol. 1, p. 417. Here his name is given as Ston-pa Tshe-ma, and his place of birth is given as Zhogs. He belonged to one of the Bka'-gdams-pa lineages descending from Dgon-pa-ba. BLP no. 0736.
Entry no. 39: Still another publication of the text is found in The Collected Works of Rgod-tshang-pa Mgon-po-rdo-rje, the Founder of the Upper Tradition (Stod) of the 'Brug-pa Dkar-brgyud-pa, Tango Monastic Community (Thimphu 1981), vol. 3, pp. 91-94. This text has now been studied, with Tibetan text and English translation, in W. Blythe Miller, 'Brug pa'i lo rgyus zur tsam: An Analysis of a Thirteenth Century Tibetan Buddhist Lineage History, Tibet Journal, vol. 31, no. 3 (Autumn 2006), pp. 17-42.
Entry no. 40: BLP no. 2012 lists the title Gsang-sngags-kyi Grub-mtha' Chen-mo Shes-bya Rab-gsal by Rog Ban Shes-rab-'od.
40.1: early 1200's. Rog Bde-gshegs Chen-po, Chos-'byung Nyung Gsal. Listed in BLP no. 1884. I assume that Rog Bde-gshegs means Rog Bande Shes-rab-'od.
40.2: early 1200's. Zhig-po Rin-chen-shes-rab (1171-1245), untitled history of the early Zhi-byed-pa, contained in: The Tradition of Pha Dampa Sangyas: A Treasured Collection of His Teachings Transmitted by Thugs-sras Kun-dga', "reproduced from a unique collection of mss. preserved with 'Khrul-zhig Rinpoche of Tsa-rong Monastery in Ding-ri, edited with an English introduction to the tradition by B. Nimri Aziz," Kunsang Tobgey (Thimphu 1979), vol. 4, pp. 324-432. This work, which might be called the Gtam-rgyud, must date between 1228 and 1245. Technically speaking this would not seem to belong to the historical genres. It opens with a five-part outline of the main topics to be covered, among which only the first is historical. However, the last four topics are only summarily covered on the last two pages of the text, which comes to an end abruptly with no colophon information. Fortunately, it is perfectly clear who the author was thanks to the autobiography told on pp. 425-429. The author is the younger brother of Rog Bande Shes-rab-'od, and his biography is told in Blue Annals, pp. 949-955. The greater part of this work tells the life of Pha-dam-pa Sangs-rgyas, with the lives of the earliest members of the 'Later Transmission' of Zhi-byed teachings (phyi brgyud, on which see Blue Annals, pp. 920 ff.). The orthography is archaic, and the content as well as certain obsolete vocabulary items would also help in arguing that the whole five-volume set in which this history is contained dates from no later than the 13th century, although this deserves more thorough study. At present, I believe it must date from about 1250. The same volume 4, on pp. 302-323, has another work of clear historical interest entitled, Jo-mo Nyi-shu-rtsa-bzhi'i Zhu-lan Lo-rgyus dang bcas-pa, giving brief biographies of twenty-four women disciples of Pha-dam-pa (this text obviously served as the basis for the passage in Blue Annals, pp. 915-920). Tshig Rgyud (i.e., Chig-brgyud) Sbas-pa'i Bla-ma'i Rnam-par Thar-pa, contained in: Bo-dong Phyogs-las-rnam-rgyal, Encyclopedia Tibetica, Tibet House (New Delhi 1970/73), vol. 92, pp. 279-345. This, also, is an account of the early Zhi-byed transmission by the same author, Shes-rab-rin-chen. However, in its general outline and in particular details it differs significantly. An account of the early Zhi-byed lineage. Closely related works of Zhi-byed biography are found in the same collection, at vol. 125, pp. 95-147, with the title Dam-pa Kun-dga'i Rnam-thar (this is in fact yet another version of Shes-rab-rin-chen's history starting with the biography of Kun-dga' and continuing until the end), and at pp. 269-309, with the title Dam-pa Sangs-rgyas-kyi Rnam-thar. This history is probably the one listed as Pha-dam-pa Zhi-byed-pa Lugs-kyi Bla-ma Brgyud-pa'i Rnam-thar in BLP no. 1351.
Entry no. 41: See the citation and discussion of this chronology in Blue Annals, pp. 1062-1063.
Entry no. 42: See Mang-thos Klu-sgrub-rgya-mtsho, Bstan-rtsis (PRC edition, listed below at entry no. 181), p. 146, where it says that Sa-skya Paṇḍi-ta composed a chronology in his 35th year, the same year Grags-pa-rgyal-mtshan died.
Entry no. 43: The published title of C. Stearn's book is Luminous Lives: The Story of the Early Masters of the Lam 'bras Tradition in Tibet, Wisdom Publications (Boston 2001), which should be consulted for further information. Note that Dmar-ston's commentary on the root texts of the Lam-'bras teachings has been published under the title Lam-'bras Po-ti Dmar-ma, Sakya Centre (Dehradun 1985). This history has been used by Roberto Vitali, 'Sa skya and the mNga' ris skor gsum legacy: the case of Rin chen bzang po's Flying Mask, Lungta,no. 14 (Spring 2001), pp. 5-44. A 17-folio ms. is listed in Drepung Catalog, p. 1510.
Entry no. 45: BLP no. 1347.
Entry no. 46: Another version of the text is found in: Collected Writings (Gsung-'bum) of Rgyal-ba Yang-dgon-pa Rgyal-mtshan-dpal, "Reproduction of three volumes of the writings of the Stod 'Brug-pa Dkar-brgyud-pa Master from Rta-mgo Monastery in Bhutan," Tango Monastic Community (Thimphu 1982), vol. 1, pp. 5-12. BLP no. 0095.
46.1: Chos-kyi-rin-chen, Gdung-rabs Rnam-gzhag. A history of religious figures of the Dbyil clan. The author was abbot of Chos-sdings. This is only known from mentions in the history of Gnas-rnying. For details, see Vitali in TS9 I 97-98.
Entry no. 47: Also published in Tibetan Bonpo Tanjur, Tempai Nyima (Chengdu 1998), vol. 101, pp. 1-64 (see Katen, p. 746, which includes a Tibetan-letter transcript of the colophon).
Entry no. 48: A brief biography of the author in Grags-can Mi-sna, pp. 356-357, gives him the dates 1283 to 1325 (thanks to J. Karsten for pointing this out). BLP no. 1484: Bar-lding-gi Btsun-pa Rdo-rje-rgyal-mtshan, Bla-ma Rgyud-pa Rgya-gar-gyi Lo-rgyus dang Bla-ma Brgyud-pa Bod-kyi Lo-rgyus.
Entry no. 50: Red Annals, PRC edition, p. 335, n. 260, gives the author and title of this history as follows: Dpag-thog-pa Rin-rdor, Mnga'-ris La-dwags-kyi Rgyal-rabs Lo-rgyus. Also, BLP no. 0660 lists the exact same author and title. One might note also that a Spyan-snga Gser-thog-pa (see Gangs-can Mkhas-grub, p. 825, where his dates are given as 1250-1310, as well as Blue Annals, p. 717) gave novice ordination to the young Dung-mtsho-ras-pa (dates uncertain, although active in the early decades of the 14th century). There does not seem to be sufficient information to argue conclusively for an identity of the author with Gcung Bcu-gnyis-pa Rin-chen-rdo-rje, an abbot of 'Bri-gung (for biographical sketches, see Blue Annals, pp. 580-581 and Lho-rong Chos-'byung, pp. 372-373), and therefore the dating of this history cannot be considered secure, and could even date from as late as the mid-14th century, depending on how we read the Red Annals passage.
Entry no. 51: The biography in Grags-can Mi-sna, pp. 305-306, gives the dates of the author as 1210 (Iron Horse) to 1285 (Wood Hen). Another biography exists in Las-chen, Chos-'byung, vol. 2, pp. 145-147, and here it says that he was born in a Horse year, and that he died in a Mouse year, after serving as abbot for 36 years. He is primarily remembered for his extensive commentary on the Abhidharmakośa. This chronological work is alluded to in the Obermiller translation of Bu-ston's history, at p. 46.
Entry no. 53: Mang-thos Klu-sgrub-rgya-mtsho, Bstan-rtsis (PRC edition, listed below at entry no. 181), p. 60, cites what is evidently this history as "Bcom-ldan Ral-gris Bstan Rgyan 'Bring-po." This would suggest that there were several works of different length under the same title. A biography of the author, unfortunately not supplying birth or death dates, is found in Las-chen, Chos-'byung, vol. 2, p. 175 ff.
Entry no. 54: See BLP no. 1199. The original manuscript has been published in a facsimile edition. The following reference was kindly supplied by Nathan Hill (presently of London): Mkhas-pa-ldeʾu, Mkhas pa lde'us mdzad pa'i rgya bod kyi chos 'byuṅ rgyas pa / Diwu zongjiao yuanliu, Lanzhou daxue chubanshe (Lanzhou 2003).
Entry no. 55: One further possibility for the identity of the author should at least be suggested. He could be one of two brothers (among the 5 sons of Jo-'bag [So-'bag, 'Bag-so, etc.]) listed as belonging to a line descending from the Tibetan Emperors by the names of Lde-pa and Lde-chung; see Yar-lung Chos-'byung (1988; entry no. 96, below), p. 76, as well as TBH, p. 477. The chronology seems to agree here, although there are other unresolved problems. BLP no. 0740.
55.1: We should add an entry for the canonical text on the sandalwood Buddha (Tsan-dan Jo-bo); see added note to entry no. 315, below. It's title is Tsan-dan-gyi Sku Rgya-nag-na Bzhugs-pa'i Byon-tshul. This text was translated first from Chinese to Uighur by one Am-chang, and then from Uighur to Tibet by one Da-na-si. The chronological problems in the text are discussed in Hwang-smin-zhin, Tsan-dan Jo-bo'i Lo-rgyus Bod 'Gyur Skyon Sel, Sbrang-char, 2nd issue of the year 1986, pp. 83-89.
Entry no. 56: BLP no. 0983.
Entry no. 57: Published in SKCB, vol. 1, pp. 115-116.
Entry no. 59: This history is cited in Mang-thos Klu-sgrub-rgya-mtsho, Bstan-rtsis (PRC edition, listed below at entry no. 181), p. 65, as follows: "Grub-thob U-rgyan-pa'i Rgyal-po Rabs Phreng" (cited again on p. 68). See Bsod-nams-'od-zer, Grub-chen O-rgyan-pa'i Rnam-par Thar-pa Byin-brlabs Chu-rgyun (Note: author on title page is given as Zla-ba-seng-ge), Sherab Gyaltsen Lama (Gangtok 1976), p. 120, where two works are mentioned: "Chu-bo Rabs-kyi Phreng-ba zhes bya-ba dang / Rgyal-po Rabs-kyi Phreng-ba zhes bya-ba'i bstan-bcos mdzad." Leonard W.J. van der Kuijp, U rgyan pa Rin chen dpal (1230-1309), Part Two: For Emperor Qubilai? His Garland of Tales about Rivers, contained in: Christoph Cüppers, ed., The Relationship between Religion and State (chos srid zung 'brel) in Traditional Tibet (Lumbini 2004), pp. 299-339, at pp. 319-320.
Entry no. 60: For the circumstances of the making of this chronology, see Bsod-nams-'od-zer, Grub-chen O-rgyan-pa'i Rnam-par Thar-pa Byin-brlabs Chu-rgyun (Note: author on title page is given as Zla-ba-seng-ge), Sherab Gyaltsen Lama (Gangtok 1976), pp. 143-4.
Entry no. 61: The author is mentioned in Las-chen, Chos-'byung, vol. 2, p. 401, as ordinator of Gser-gling-pa Bkra-shis-dpal (1292-1365). BLP no. 1217.
Entry no. 62: The author is evidently identical to the Sbyang-phyi Ston-pa mentioned as a source in the Rgya Bod Yig-tshang (PRC ed., p. 227). BLP no. 0589.
Entry no. 63: There does exist a history of the dohā songs, telling the lives of several of the Indian Mahāsiddhas who composed them, entitled Do-ha Brgyud-pa'i Lo-rgyus, contained in: Ka˙-thog Rig-'dzin Tshe-dbang-nor-bu, et al., Rare Writings on the Esoteric Teachings of the Bka'-brgyud-pa Tradition from the Library of Zhwa-dmar Rin-po-che, Dzongsar Chhentse Labrang, Palace Monastery (Gangtok 1980), pp. 317-336 (as noted by Kurtis R. Schaeffer). Since there seems to be no attribution of authorship (there is no colophon at all), it therefore seems possible that this could be the one by the Third Karma-pa. BLP no. 1142.
Entry no. 64: Note the mention in Gangs-can Mkhas-grub, p. 835, of a teacher of Rnying-ma doctrines by the name of Stag-sham-pa Tshul-khrims-bzang-po. Note, too, that an imperial descendent Lha 'Gro-ba'i-mgon-po (1186-1259) was nicknamed Lha Stag-sham-can on account of his visions of Acala (Blue Annals, p. 279). There is no specific information that would serve to securely identify this Stag-sham-pa with the author of the history, especially since Tshul-khrims-bzang-po is a rather frequent name in Tibetan history. See also Blue Annals, p. 1089, for a Tshul-khrims-bzang-po who seems a possible candidate. In Tucci's translation of the New Red Annals (see no. 165, below), at p. 167-168, we find Lha-btsun Tshul-khrims-bzang-po situated in the royal lineage, while his history is mentioned under the title "Rgyal-rabs Deb-ther Chen-mo." BLP no. 0583.
64.1: circa 1300. Byang-sems Rgyal-ba-ye-shes (b. 1257), Dpal-ldan Dus-kyi-'khor-lo Jo-nang-pa'i Lugs-kyi Bla-ma Brgyud-pa'i Rnam-thar, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 2004), in 209 pages.
64.2: circa 1300. Snye-mdo-ba Kun-dga'-don-grub (1268-1328), Dpal Dus-kyi 'Khor-lo'i Byung-tshul Bstan-pa Rin-po-che'i Snye-ma. A manuscript in 34 folios listed in PPTK, p. 152. A history of Kālacakra. The author was a student of the Karma-pa III Rang-byung-rdo-rje.
entry no. 65: In the library of E. Gene Smith, I have seen a photographic copy of a text with the title Phag-gru Byang-chub-rgya-mtshan-gyi Bka'-'chem Zab-mo. It is of a cursive manuscript with somewhat more than 200 fols. (the folio numbers for the last pages have been lost in the photographing). The cover page is embossed with the words "The Palace, Gangtok, Sikkim." BLP no. 0968. BLP no. 1896 gives the authors as A-mes Byang-chub-'dre-khol, Blo-mchog-rdo-rje and others. Listed in de Rossi Filibeck, Catalogue, vol. 2, pp. 337-338 (no. 688).
Entry no. 66: Buescher, no. 433.
Entry no. 67: This history has in fact been published, on the basis of a 13-folio cursive ms., inder the 'cover title' as follows: 'Brug-chen III 'Jam-dbyangs-chos-kyi-grags-pa (1478-1523), Bde-mchog Snyan-rgyud-kyi Yig-cha, Chopal Lama (Darjeeling 1985), pp. 395-420. A genealogy of the Dpyal clan, date uncertain, has surfaced in Beijing, under the title Bla-ma Chen-po Dpyal-ba'i Gdung-rabs Rin-po-che'i Za-ra Tshang, in 27 fols. with fol. 1 missing. See Leonard van der Kuijp, On Some Early Tibetan Pramāṇavāda Texts of the China Nationalities Library of the Cultural Palace of Nationalities in Beijing, Journal of Buddhist & Tibetan Studies, vol. 1 (1994), pp. 1-30, at pp. 23-24. Some information on the Dpyal family lineages may be found in Blue Annals, p. 395 ff. This has now been published and deserves an entry of its own: Bya-btang-ba Padma-rdo-rje, Dpyal-gyi Gdung-rabs Za-ra Tshags dang Ganggā'i Chu-rgyun Gnyis Gcig-tu Bris-pa Kun-gsal Me-long, Dpal-brtsegs Bod-yig Dpe-rnying Zhib-'jug-khang, Bod-ljongs Mi-dmangs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 2008), in 118 pages.
67.1: Nor-bzang-dpal, Tshad-ma'i Byung-tshul 'Chad-nyan-gyi Rgyan. The author was a 14th-century Sa-skya-pa. Subject of Leonard van der Kuijp, Fourteenth Century Tibetan Cultural History IV: The Tshad ma'i byung tshul 'chad nyan gyi rgyan, a Tibetan History of Indian Buddhist Pramāṇavāda, contained in Nalini Balbir & Joachim K. Bautze, eds., Festschrift Klaus Bruhn zur Vollendung des 65. Lebensjahres dargebracht von Schülern, Freunden und Kollegen, Verlag für Orientalistische Fachpublikationen (Reinbek 1994), pp. 375-402. See also Leonard van der Kuijp, On Some Early Tibetan Pramāṇavāda Texts of the China Nationalities Library of the Cultural Palace of Nationalities in Beijing, Journal of Buddhist & Tibetan Studies, vol. 1 (1994), pp. 1-30, at pp. 8-10, for a description of another, but much briefer (6 folios) and perhaps 50 years earlier, history of logic by Stag-stog-pa Gnyan, entitled Tshad-ma'i Lo-rgyus. In Leonard W.J. van der Kuijp, A Treatise on Buddhist Epistemology & Logic attributed to Klong chen Rab 'byams pa (1308-1364) and Its Place in Indo-Tibetan Intellectual History, Journal of Indian Philosophy, vol. 31 (2003), pp. 381-437, at p. 41, he makes reference to a work by Gnyan [?Dar-ma-seng-ge], datable to the second half of the 13th century, entitled Tshad-ma'i Lo-rgyus.
Entry no. 68: Srid-pa Rgyud-kyi Kha-byang, contained in: Tibetan Bonpo Tanjur, Tempai Nyima (Chengdu 1998), vol. 142, pp. 295-533 (and see Katen, p. 934, which clarifies that there are 12 chaps., and that it was excavated by Dbra-rigs Gyer Thogs-med at Rta-gnyan Pha-bang Bon-mdzod, according to Shar-rdza's history).
Entry no. 69: I neglected to mention three articles on the Bka'-gdams Glegs-bam by Helmut Eimer: Die ursprüngliche Reihenfolge der verszeilen in der Bodhisattvamaṇyāvalī, Zentralasiatische Studien, vol. 15 (1981), pp. 323-329; Ein weiterer Blockdruck des Bka' gdams glegs bam in Faksimile, Indo-Iranian Journal, vol. 28 (1985), pp. 201-203; Zur Faksimile-Ausgabe eines alten Blockdruckes des Bka' gdams glegs bam, Indo-Iranian Journal, vol. 27 (1984), pp. 45-47. The explanation for Yamaguchi's Rin-chen-gling-pa Rin-chen-byang-chub may perhaps be found in the gsan-yig of Gter-bdag-gling-pa (1974 edition, p. 608); here two persons, Rin-chen-gling-pa and Rin-chen-byang-chub, appear in the lineage to the Bka'-gdams Glegs-bam. Since these persons are later in the lineage than our author Gzhon-nu-blo-gros, it seems possible that Yamaguchi described a still later and longer version of the history. This ought to be looked into further. The author is listed as a student of the eighth abbot of Snar-thang in the Bka'-gdams-pa history by Las-chen, vol. 2, p. 148 (where his name appears in the form 'Brom Ku-mā-ra-ma-ti); the same history contains in its chapter eight (vol. 2, pp. 183-281) a series of biographies of teachers who transmitted the Bka'-gdams Glegs-bam. In the same volume (on p. 248) we find what is evidently a reference to the composition of this work in 1302, but here the author is correctly given as the 9th abbot of Snar-thang Mkhan-chen Nyi-ma-rgyal-mtshan (student of 'Brom, his dates are 1225-1305), and the title of the history is given as Lha-chos-kyi Lo-rgyus Chen-mo (see the translation of this passage on p. 33 of the article of Ehrhard cited below). The author 'Brom Gzhon-nu-blo-gros appears in lineages in Klong-rdol Ngag-dbang-blo-bzang-gi Gsung-'bum, Bod-ljongs Bod-yig Dpe-rnying Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 1991), vol. 2, pp. 106, 108. Buescher, no. 390. See now Franz-Karl Ehrhard, 'The Transmission of the Thig-le Bcu-drug and the Bka'-gdams Glegs-bam,' in Helmut Eimer & David Germano, eds., The Many Canons of Tibetan Buddhism, E.J. Brill (Leiden 2002), pp. 29-56. BLP no. 0110, lists the author as Slob-dpon Nam-mkha'-rin-chen. BLP no. 0113, lists another text in 109 fols., by Nam-mkha'-rin-chen with the title Bka'-gdams Lha-chos Phun-sum-tshogs-pa'i Lo-rgyus. BLP no. 2065 lists Nam-mkha'-rin-chen, Lha-chos Bdun-ldan-gyi Bla-ma Brgyud-pa'i Rnam-thar. De Rossi Filibeck, Catalogue, vol. 2, p. 336 (no. 672) lists a Bkra-shis-lhun-grub Chos-grwa woodblock print in 361 fols., with a date of 1302.
Entry no. 70: Drepung Catalog, p. 1520, lists a title by the author "Rmongs-pa Cha-gan," Bod-kyi Rgyal-rabs Lo-rgyus dang Slob-dpon Ga-ya-dha-ra dang 'Brog-gi Lo-tsâ-ba'i Lo-rgyus, a 59-folio manuscript.
Entry no. 71: L. van der Kuijp, in his "Two Early Sources for the History of the House of Sde-dge," Journal of the Tibet Society, vol. 8 (1988), pp. 1-20, at p. 3, makes a strong case for his argument that the two works in the published volume that are actually attributed in their colophons to one O-rgyan-pa are not by O-rgyan-pa Rin-chen-dpal, but rather by a disciple and/or nephew of Chos-sdings-pa (1180-?1240). The English-language work mentioned within this entry has been published in the original Tibetan: Rdo-rje-mdzes-'od, Bka'-brgyud-kyi Rnam-thar Chen-mo Rin-po-che'i Gter-mdzod Dgos-'dod 'Byung-gnas, "A collection of lifes of the successive masters in the transmission lineage of the 'Bri-gung Bka'-brgyud-pa tradition in the Nepal Tibet borderlands," D. Tsondu Senghe (Bir 1985), in 526 pp., "reproduced from a rare manuscript from Limi Dzing Pegyeling." This would seem to be quite early, perhaps as early as the 13th century, and deserves an entry of its own. It seems that the author was a spiritual grandson of 'Jig-rten-mgon-po.
Entry no. 72: Woodblocks for a 190-folio print were kept at Zhwa-lu Mthil (see Three Dkar Chag's, Ngawang Gelek Demo [New Delhi 1970], p. 219), and for a 244-folio print at Bkra-shis-lhun-po Monastery (ibid., p. 232). Claus Vogel, "Bu-ston on the Date of the Buddha's Nirvana. Translated from His History of the Doctrine," contained in: Heinz Bechert, ed., The Dating of the Historical Buddha, Part 1, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht (Göttingen 1991), pp. 403-414. Wassiljew[A], pp. 361-362. Buescher, no. 360. BLP nos. 0745, 1042, 1127, 1160. Another work by Bu-ston that might be included is his 'Dul-ba Lugs-las Bsdus-pa'i Rnam-thar Dad-cing Dga'-bskyed, listed in BLP no. 1175. Published in SKCB, vol. 2, taking up the entire volume.
Entry no. 73: J. Karsten informs me that Hu Gyang-ju (and other spellings) is nothing else but a fairly close transcription of Chinese Ou-yang Hsiu (1007-1072), the famous Sung official and scholar who compiled the T'ang-shu, and so the date of 1285 would have to be that of the translation, not of the original composition. According to Leonard W.J. van der Kuijp, The Kālacakra And the Patronage of Tibetan Buddhism by the Mongol Imperial Family, Central Eurasian Studies Lectures series no. 4, Dept. of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University (Bloomington 2004), pp. 44-45, the translation was completed in 1285. BLP no. 1139 lists Be-hu Shākya-bzang-po, Deb-ther Shog-dril-can. See Sørensen, Rare Texts, p. 10, where the Tibetan translation is dated to around 1325.
Entry no. 74: Woodblocks for a 48-folio print were kept at Zhwa-lu Mthil (see Three Dkar Chag's, Ngawang Gelek Demo [New Delhi 1970], p. 219). Another publication of this same history, but under the title Dpal Dus-kyi-'khor-lo'i Chos-'byung Bu Rin-po-ches Mdzad-pa, is found in Bo-dong Phyogs-las-rnam-rgyal, Encyclopedia Tibetica, Tibet House (New Delhi 1970/73), vol. 117, pp. 569-642, but it is in a very small and therefore difficult to read cursive script. A translation of a significant section of this history has now been translated in Urban Hammar, Studies in the Kālacakra Tantra: A History of the Kālacakra Tantra in Tibet and a Study of the Concept of Ādibuddha, the Four Body of the Buddha and the Supreme Unchanging, Stockholm University (Stockholm 2005).
Entry no. 75: Yujun Endo, On the Yogatantras: With Special Reference to Bu-ston's Rnal-hbyor rgyud kyi rgya mtshor hjug pahi gru gzins shes bya ba , Taishô daigaku kenkyû kiyô, vol. 81 (1996), pp. 178-159.
Entry no. 77: The Deb-ther Khra-bo is cited in the 1747 letter by Ka˙-thog Rig-'dzin to Gung Mgon-po-skyabs (see entry no. 276), at p. 726, with the words "Bod-kyi Yig-tshang Tshal-pa'i Deb-gter Khra-bo." The late Dung-dkar Rin-po-che in the preface to his edition of the Deb-ther Dmar-po, claims to have seen, before the Cultural Revolution, a manuscript copy of a work entitled Deb-ther Dmar-po'i Kha-skong Mkhas-pa'i Yid-'phrog, which he says begins with an abbreviated treatment of the Tibetan imperial line, while the greater part is on the successive teachers of Tshal Gung-thang, beginning with Gung-thang Bla-ma Zhang [G.yu-brag-pa Brtson-'grus-grags-pa], and including an account of the political leaders, the Dpon-chen, of the sect up to the author's own father, Smon-lam-rdo-rje. Chapter 25 of the Deb-ther Dmar-po also contains an account of the Tshal-pa school, but it cannot be the identical to the Mkhas-pa'i Yid-'phrog, since the latter included an account of the Dpon-chen. In the 6-volume manuscript of Zhang G.yu-brag-pa's works from Samdo Monastery in Nepal (Nepalese National Archives microfilm collection, running numbers L4686-L4697), we find a short history of the Tshal-pa school (entitled Mtshal-pa'i Lo-rgyus, it is located in volume vol. 5 [ca], fols. 286-308). By comparing the texts, it becomes quite clear that this Tshal-pa history is really nothing more than an extracted form of chapter 25 of the Deb-ther Dmar-po. The entire text of the Deb-ther Dmar-po (under the title Zhu-lan Deb-gter Dmar-po Tshal-pa Kun-dga'-rdo-rjes Mdzad-pa) is found in the 5-volume reprint edition of Zhang G.yu-brag-pa's works (published in eastern Tibet in about 1996?), as an appendix at the end of vol. 3 (GA), pp. 543-727. For translations, note also Tadasu Mitsushima, The Red Annals: Tibetan Historical Book Depter Marpo from the Collection of King Choegyal of Sikkim, n.p. (Tokyo 1975). The 1961 publication is described in Kolmaš, 'Catalogue,' p. 23 (no. 33). BLP no. 1690.
Entry no. 80: See BLP no. 102. BLP no. 0421 lists what is apparently a description of the contents rather than a particular title for this work: Glang-dar-mas bstan-pa bsnubs rjes slar-yang bstan-pa dar-tshul. BLP no. 1991 gives an even longer description: Sangs-rgyas bstan-pa Bod-du byung-tshul le-tshan gnyis dang Glang-dar-mas bstan-pa bsnubs rjes slar-yang bstan-pa dar-tshul. Dung-dkar, pp. 164-165, identifies this as a rare Bka'-gdams Chos-'byung.
Entry no. 84: This history is mentioned in Khri-chen Bstan-pa-rab-rgyas, Sog-yul Sogs-nas Mdo-sngags-kyi Gnad-rnams-la Dri-ba Thung-ngu Byung Rigs-rnams-kyi Dri-ba dang Dri-lan Phyogs-gcig-tu Bsdoms-pa, contained in: Blo-bzang Dgongs-rgyan Mu-tig Phreng-mdzes, Drepung Loseling Educational Society (Mundgod 1999), vol. 35, pp. 24-41, at p. 32: "Dbus-la Blo-gsal-gyi Chos-'byung-na / sngon-gyi rgyal-po-rnams-kyi mtshan / Deng-khri-btsan-po sogs rgyal-po mang-po-zhig-gi mtshan yang / deng-sang-gi Bod-skad-du ci zer?"
84.1: late 1300's. Rdo-rje-gling-pa (1346-1406), O-rgyan Padma-'byung-gnas-kyi Skyes-rabs Lo-tsha'i 'Gyur-byang Rnam-thar Rgyas-par Bkod-pa, Druk Sherig Press (Thimphu 1984), in 382 pp., 100 chapters. Biography of Padmasambhava. The dates of the excavator are problematic.
Entry no. 85: See Buescher, nos. 366-368, 371, 400-403.
Entry no. 87: Some discussion, including some arguments that have been made against its authenticity, in Dung-dkar, pp. 162-163. Arguments about its dating have been reviewed by James R. Ware in his review of Gustave-Charles Toussaint's Le Dict de Padma, contained in Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 54, no. 3 (September 1934), pp. 311-313. Berthold Laufer dated it to 1232 and Toussaint dates it to 1412. Ware himself comes to the conclusion that it dates from May 21, 1352, although he admits that he is less than certain about the particular day.
Entry no. 88: Woodblocks for a 52-folio print were kept at Zhwa-lu Mthil (see Three Dkar Chag's, Ngawang Gelek Demo [New Delhi 1970], p. 219), and also, apparently, a 21-folio print at Rta-nag Monastery (ibid., p. 234).
Entry no. 89: In fact, Dol-po-pa is mentioned in the body of the work, so it must rather be written by one of his disciples, although the dating would not seem to be changed by this fact. Thanks to Cyrus Stearns for pointing this out. See the comments in Cyrus Stearns, The Buddha from Dolpo, SUNY (Albany 1999), pp. 199-200. Leonard W.J. van der Kuijp, A Treatise on Buddhist Epistemology & Logic attributed to Klong chen Rab 'byams pa (1308-1364) and Its Place in Indo-Tibetan Intellectual History, Journal of Indian Philosophy, vol. 31 (2003), pp. 381-437, at pp. 409 & 432, attributes this history, with a question mark, to Zhang-ston Bsod-nams-grags-pa (1292-1370). Cyrus Stearns now informs me that this has been published: Dpal Dus-kyi-'khor-lo'i Rgyud 'Grel Bshad-pa-la 'Jug-pa'i Yan-lag Rnam-par Bzhag-pa Ngo-mtshar Rtogs-brjod, contained in: Jo-nang Phyogs-las-rnam-rgyal, Gzhi Lam 'Bras-bu'i Ngo-sprod, Jo-nang Dpe-tshogs series no. 21, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 2008), pp. 1-60. It was written at Se Mkhar-chung, with the scribe being Ye-shes-rin-chen. This is the same text as the Kālacakra history kept in the Musée Guimet, only without any missing pages. There doesn't seem to be a date in the colophon.
Entry no. 90: In the history of the Rnying-ma Tantras by Dge-rtse (see entry no. 330, below, vol. 35, p. 553) there is a list of the works of Klong-chen-pa, including the Chos-'byung Rin-po-che'i Gter-mdzod. According to David Germano, there is a historical title, Chos-'byung Don Rab Gsal-ba, included in a catalogue of Klong-chen-pa's works made by Klong-chen-pa himself. One Rgya-ra-ba Klong-chen-pa is cited in the history by 'Jam-dbyangs-rgyal-mtshan (entry no. 540, at p. 37). In a letter from Bryan Cuevas (University of Virtinia, Charlottesville), he argued against the identity of Rgya-ra-ba (the member of the Kar-gling Zhi-khro lineage) with the author of this history (see now also his book, The Hidden History of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Oxford University Press [Oxford 2003], pp. 249-250, note 28). At present I tend to the minimalist conclusion that we cannot yet know who the author was beyond the name given in the colophon (and his place in the Mkha'-'gro Snying-thig lineage, our only other source that gives the same name Thugs-mchog-rtsal, seems to suggest mid- to late-15th century, as certain evidence within the history itself seems to confirm). Nevertheless, as Bsod-nams-don-grub relates in his article, a 20th-century Tibetan teacher reported having seen, in the possession of an abbot of Rdzogs-chen Monastery, a copy of this history with the added note, "This [book] is of Rgya-ra Klong-chen" ('di Rgya-ra Klong-chen-gyi yin). Rgya-ra Klong-chen is mentioned in some sources as author of a response to anti-Rnying-ma-pa polemic, active after the year 1400, but his identity and his relationship, if any, to the author of this history (which, it is to be noted, does include a rather long defence of the Rnying-ma-pa) needs further investigation. Following the lead of Bsod-nams-don-grub, I have unfortunately confounded two distinct persons in the published entry. The Kong-po born Rgya-ra-ba Nam-mkha'-chos-kyi-rgya-mtsho (the follower of the Kar-gling Zhi-khro lineage) is not to be identified with the Khams-pa Kha-ba-dkar-po-ba Nam-mkha'-chos-kyi-rgya-mtsho who was connected with Kaḥ-thog Monastery and founded monasteries in 'Jang, even though both lived in the same century and bear quite similar given names. It is probable that Rgya-ra Klong-chen is still a third person. He is mentioned in a 1925 work (as signalled in the Bsod-nams-don-grub article) by Zhe-chen Rgyal-tshab (see Mi-pham-pa'i Snga-'gyur Bstan-rgyas Smon 'Grel 'Jam-dbyangs-blo-gros-rgya-mtsho'i-sgra-dbyangs-kyis Mdzad-pa, as contained in: The Collected Works of Zhe-chen Rgyal-tshab Padma-rnam-rgyal, Ngodup, Kyichu Temple [Paro 1975+], vol. 3, pp. 289-599, at p. 474): gzhan Rgya-ra Klong-chen-pa sogs snga phyi'i mkhas-pas mdzad-pa'i rtsod lan du-ma yod-do, ‘There are a number of other polemic responses authored by earlier and later scholars including Rgya-ra Klong-chen-pa.' See also the history by Gu-ru Bkra-shis, 5-volume edition, at vol. 4, p. 111: Kun-mkhyen Chos-sku-'od-zer-gyi slob-ma Bar-khams-pa Rgya-ra Klong-chen-pas gter-kha gong 'og-gi bka'-brgyad sogs-la yig-cha'ang mang-du mdzad snang-la / khyad-par-du Dbu-ru Dpal-'dzin-gyi rtsod-lan Log-rtog Kun-'dzoms Rdo-rje Pha-lam zhes-pa'i bstan-bcos tshig rno-zhing don bzang-ba zhig mdzad snang-ste / mkhyen-rab che-bas Klong-chen-pa Gnyis-par grags-so. According to this latter source, he belonged to the area of Markham (Smar-khams, Bar-khams, or perhaps intended is 'Bar-khams in Rgya-rong), and among other things he composed a response to the polemic of Dbu-ru Dpal-'dzin (i.e., 'Bri-gung Dpal-'dzin, whose anti-Rnying-ma-pa circular seems to have surfaced in about 1400), and he was called a Second Klong-chen-pa because of his extensive knowledge. He was a disciple of the founder of Rtse-le Monastery (and it was founded in the 14th century by Chos-sku-'od-zer; see A. Blondeau, "Une polémique sur l'authenticité des Bka'-than au 17e siècle," as contained in: C.I. Beckwith, Silver on Lapis [Bloomington 1987], pp. 125-161, at pp. 156-157). The spiritual great-grandfather of Rgya-ra Klong-chen was the famous treasure revealer Gu-ru Chos-dbang (1212-1269/70?), and it is at least of interest to note that our history was composed in a temple founded by Gu-ru Chos-dbang. It seems that, whoever the author might be, our history may in any case have to be redated to either the year 1422 or 1482. Even if this has not yet been proven, at the moment Rgya-ra Klong-chen seems to be the best candidate for identity with Thugs-mchog-rtsal. BLP no. 0727. More discussion of this history and its chronology in Dung-dkar, pp. 125-126. Leonard van der Kuijp has announced the forthcoing publication "On the Authorship and Date of the Ecclesiastic Chronicle Chos 'byung rin po che'i gter mdzod bstan pa gsal bar byed pa'i nyi 'od," in which he will argue that its composition, by Rgyal-sras Thugs-mchog-rtsal, was completed in 1422. This article has now been published in: Petra Maurer & Peter Schwieger, eds., Tibetstudien: Festschrift für Dieter Schuh zum 65. Geburtstag, Bier'sche Verlagsanstalt (Bonn 2007), pp. 127-148, although I haven't yet seen it.
Entry no. 91: BLP no. 0997.
Entry no. 94: Wassiljew[A], p. 362. One early translation of a part of the work is that by H. Wenzel, 'A Jātaka-Tale from the Tibetan,' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, vol. 20 (1888), pp. 503-511. This contains a translation of chapter 6. Entry no. 0593 of BLP mentions that the Great Fifth Dalai Lama believed this to be by Dkon-gnyer Dpon Bsod-nams-rgyal-mtshan. Published in SKCB, vol. 1, pp. 117-343, but not yet seen.
Entry no. 95: This work seems to be cited under the title Rnam-thar Ngo-mtshar Snang-ba in the 1494 Bka'-gdams-pa history by Las-chen (entry no. 148, below), vol. 2, p. 479. BLP no. 1900. The Sa-skya'i Gdung-rabs by his student Shes-rab-rdo-rje is listed in BLP no. 1963.
Entry no. 95: An incomplete cursive ms., with 93 fols., is listed in de Rossi Filibeck, Catalogue, vol. 2, p. 333 (no. 670.1).
95.1: 1373. Bla-ma Dam-pa Bsod-nams-rgyal-mtshan (1312-1375), Yar-lungs Sne-gdong-du Gu-shri Chen-po'i Chos-'khor Dus-kyi Bstan-rtsis. For details on this work, see Leonard W.J. van der Kuijp, 'On the Fifteenth Century Lho rong chos 'byung by Rta tshag Tshe dbang rgyal and Its Importance for Tibetan Political and Religious History,' Lungta [special issue entitled "Aspects of Tibetan History," guest edited by Roberto Vitali], vol. 14 (Spring 2001), p. 62.
Entry no. 96: After inspecting a photocopy of OR 6751 in the library of E. Gene Smith, it is clear (on fol. 90) that the work was composed in a Fire Male Dragon year (which is equivalent to the date of our text, 1376), and the author's scribe is named as Shākya-dpal-bzang-po. A penned note on the cover page says, "Presented by the Secretary of State for India 1905." The first page (beginning of line torn off) reads: 'di-na mar-la / khri-skor / stong skor / brgya skor / dud grangs / mnga' 'og 'cha lug dang bcas-pa'i thob yod, however, it appears that this is just a loose page, with little or no relation to the text. This is followed by a page ‘1', which begins: deb-ther brdzongs dmar-mar grags-pa 'di'i nang na... BLP no. 1774.
Entry no. 98: A biography of the author appears in Las-chen, Chos-'byung, vol. 2, pp. 388-390. The author's dates are given as 1341-1431 in R. Vitali, Records of Tho.ling, High Asia (McLeod Ganj 1999), p. 101. One ought to notice also the following publications on smyung-gnas practices: Roger Jackson, A Fasting Ritual, contained in: Donald Lopez, ed., Religions of Tibet in Practice, Princeton University Press (Princeton 1997), pp. 271-292 (and there are a few more references to the literature at p. 279). Also, Roger Jackson & John Makransky, trs., Fasting Ritual Condensed into a Nectar Drop, Deer Park Books (Oregon Wisconsin 1989). BLP no. 1655. A 53-folio woodblock print, attributed not entirely mistakenly to Btsun-pa Chos-kyi-grags-pa, is listed in Drepung Catalog, p. 2015.
98.1: circa 1400. "Bka'-brgyud Spyi'i Rnam-thar Rab-gsal, a ms. listed in BLP no. 0094. Evidently a history of the Bka'-brgyud-pa in general.
Entry no. 99: BLP no. 1773.
Entry no. 100: E. Gene Smith has a typed Romanized version of the text based on a Bhutanese ms. that is much longer than the published version of 1972.
Entry no. 101: Buescher, no. 492 (recheck this!). For an argument that the date of completion of the composition ought to be 1566 (with a birthdate for the author at 1516), see Shen-yu Lin, The Tibetan Image of Confucius, Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines, vol. 12 (March 2007), pp. 105-129, at pp. 120-121 (note 74).
Entry no. 102: One remarkable thing that we learn from the colophon of its history, it was in part based on a painting portraying the members of the Byang-pa (Byang-bdag) lineage done by Ta-dben Rin-po-che. Another study that makes use of this history is Elliot Sperling, ‘Rtsa-mi Lo-tsā-ba Sangs-rgyas grags-pa and the Tangut Background to Early Mongol-Tibetan Relations', contained in: P. Kværne, ed., Tibetan Studies, The Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture (Oslo 1994), volume 2, pp. 801-824. BLP no. 1459: Dpal-ldan Chos-skyong-bzang-po, Byang-pa Lho Bdag-po'i Gdung-rabs.
Entry no. 104: BLP no. 1964. According to Leonard W.J. van der Kuijp, The Kālacakra And the Patronage of Tibetan Buddhism by the Mongol Imperial Family, Central Eurasian Studies Lectures series no. 4, Dept. of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University (Bloomington 2004), p. 40, this history dates to the year 1467. According to the TBRC website, also, this work dates to 1467; they have a scan from a microfilm of a cursive manuscript in 34 folios, although they are not making it available to the public at this time, since the scanning is not completed.
Entry no. 107: BLP no. 1155 (also, 1156?).
Entry no. 108: BLP no. 1156. Drepung Catalog, p. 1507, lists a 66-fol. ms.
Entry no. 109: The author was a personal disciple of Tsong-kha-pa, a yogi, and a layperson. An autobiography of the author appears at the end of the history. The work by Khri-sprul Blo-bzang-bstan-pa'i-nyi-ma (1689-1746) is listed in BLP no. 1656, and should be made into a separate entry. PPTK, p. 323, lists the title as: Thugs-rje-chen-po Bcu-gcig Zhal Bla-ma Brgyud-pa'i Rnam-thar Yid-bzhin Nor-bu'i Phreng-ba, an 85-folio manuscript.
Entry no 110: This history would seem to be that cited in the Bstan-rtsis of Mang-thos Klu-sgrub-rgya-mtsho (the PRC edition, listed below, entry no. 181), p. 86: Bka'-rgyud Bsod-nams-rgyal-mtshan-gyi Gser-'phreng. See discussion in Leonard W.J. van der Kuijp, 'On the Fifteenth Century Lho rong chos 'byung by Rta tshag Tshe dbang rgyal and Its Importance for Tibetan Political and Religious History,' Lungta [special issue entitled "Aspects of Tibetan History," guest edited by Roberto Vitali], vol. 14 (Spring 2001), p. 59. I owe the following to Alexander Schiller (Hamburg): In the Fifth Dalai Lama's famous political history (our version 'C' at p. 145) we find cited the history entitled Chos-'byung Mig-'byed 'Od Stong by Spyan-snga Rin-po-che Bsod-nams-rgyal-mtshan, which is supplied with a date corresponding to 1418. BLP no. 0749. A copy of this work, in the form of a 96-folio manuscript, is kept in the Drepung Monastery collection. See Drepung Catalog, p. 1531, the title Bka'-rgyud Rin-po-che'i Chos-'byung Mig-'byed 'Od Stong. This latter text, which ought to have an entry of its own, has only now been published in Sørensen, Rare Texts, pp. 25-19, 59-103. The colophon says it was compiled in the 2,333rd year of the Buddha's teachings, an Earth Male Dog year (or, in the Sanskritic form Rnam-'phyang, which must in any case be 1418), at Rtse-thang. The scribe was Kun-dga'-dbang-phyug. The author names himself as the Bka'-brgyud-pa monk Bsod-nams-rgyal-mtshan-bzang-po. A biography of the author is found in Sørensen, Rare Texts, pp. 105-143.
110.1: early 1400's. Spyan-snga Lha-gzigs-ras-pa Rin-chen-rgyal-mtshan (1372-1454), Yig-tshang. This text has sometimes been cited as a source on the earliest Tibetan clans, although there seems to be no way of knowing what else it might have contained. A passage from it is quoted in Dza-ya Paṇḍita's record of teachings received (Collected Works of Jaya-Paṇḍita Blo-bzang-'phrin-las, International Academy of Indian Culture [New Delhi 1981], vol. 4, p. 263). The very same passage is cited in Erik Haarh, The Yar-lung Dynasty, G. E. C. Gad's Forlag (Copenhagen 1969), p. 280. The only biographical source on the author known to me is Blue Annals, pp. 544-546, which is the source of the dates. He was responsible for editing and redacting teachings received from the Zhwa-dmar Mkha'-spyod-dbang-po. At least one of his works has been published, although without any useful colophon information. A lineage associated with one of his compositions is found in Dalai Lama V Ngag-dbang-blo-bzang-rgya-mtsho, Thob-yig Gangga'i Chu Rgyun: The Gsan‑yig of the Fifth Dalai Lama, Nechung and Lhakhar (Delhi 1970-71), vol. 2, pp. 177-178. This same source supplies the interesting information that our author had something to do with (i.e., evidently he was the initiator of) a lineage for the reading authorization (lung) of the 1376 history by Yar-klungs Jo-bo. One reason this is interesting is that it is not usual to receive an authorization for reading a historical work. This work also seems to be cited, under the title Rlangs Lha-gzigs-kyi Gdung-rabs Bsdus-pa, in Lho-rong Chos-'byung, p. 365.
110.2: early 1400's. Anonymous, Rgyud-pa'i Lo-rgyus, contained in: Dwags-po Bkra-shis-rnam-rgyal, Shar Dwags-po Bkra-shis-rnam-rgyal-gyi Dmyal-ba'i Bskal-chags Rin-chen Phreng-ba Cha-lag Dgos-'dod Kun-'byung Mthong-ba Don-ldan Yid-bzhin-nor-bu Bde-legs Chen-po 'Dra-ba, Brtson-'grus-rgyal-mtshan (Bir 1982), pp. 507-522. This is a history of an extremely obscure lineage of the Gcod teachings, beginning with a brief biography of Ma-cig Lab-sgron. The author traces the lineage to himself, which would seem to place the work in the early 15th century (or perhaps the end of the 14th). The cursive manuscript reproduced here is rather difficult to read.
110.3: early 1400's. Ku-cor Rtogs-ldan Sangs-rgyas-dpal-bzang (1386-1445), Bka'-brgyud Gser-phreng Skyes-rabs Brgya-rtsa. A title listed in Dung-dkar, p. 54, it isn't certain if it is a collective biography or not. The author was a disciple of Tsong-kha-pa.
Entry no. 113: There is a reference to the composition of this history in the author's 31st year, a Fire Bird year (this latter is equivalent to 1417, but the age given is impossible), in the Bka'-gdams-pa history by Las-chen (vol. 2, p. 18), where the title is given as Chos-'byung Bstan-pa Rin-po-che'i Gsal-byed. This history is cited as Kam-kam Chos-'byung in Shing-bza' Skal-bzang-chos-kyi-rgyal-mtshan, Bod Sog Chos-'byung (Lhasa 1992), p. 356. BLP no. 0002. The author's biography is briefly told in Dung-dkar, p. 22.
Entry no. 114: Vitali in TS9 I 107 makes reference to a manuscript with the same title, without further details.
114.1: 1433 Shes-rab-rgya-mtsho, 'Khon-gyi Gdung-rabs Gsal-byed Rin-po-che'i Phreng-ba, a genealogical account of the 'Khon family of Sa-skya-pa school, written at Snar-thang. The author was a pupil of Kun-dga'-bzang-po (1382-1456). According to Per Sørensen, source of this information, the work occupies 5 folios, although nothing is said about its availability.
Entry no. 115: Published in SKCB, vol. 3, the entire volume. I have seen a photocopy of the Washington manuscript, and on this basis may say that it is in a cursive script, with considerable damage from insects, but mostly legible, 290 folios in all. It seems to contain some handwritten annotations in English, not legible in the photocopy. BLP no. 0497. BLP no. 0734: Zhang-zhung Bshes-gnyen Dpal-'byor-bzang-po, Chos-'byung. A manuscript in 176 fols. is listed in Drepung Catalog, p. 1509. This history has now been published in an edited version that mainly follows the cursive manuscript kept at Drepung Monastery. The author's name is not given on the cover or title page: Rgyal-rabs Mang-po'i Legs-bshad Rnam-grangs Yid-'dzin Nor-bu'i Phreng-ba, Dpal-brtsegs Bod-yig Dpe-rnying Zhib-'jug-khang, Krung-go'i Bod Rig-pa Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 2007), in 303 pages. In a brief introduction to the author on pp. 9-10 of this publication we find that Dpon-yig Dpal-'byor-bzang-po was, according to the autobiography of Stag-tshang Lo-tsā-ba, both son of Khang-dmar-ba'i Dpon Bsod-nams-rgyal-po and paternal uncle (khu-bo) of Stag Lo himself. Karl-Heinz Everding, Tradition und Umbruch in der tibetischen Geschichtsschreibung: Die Darstellung der Entstehung und des Aufstiegs der Zehntausendschaft Zha lu nach dem rGya bod yig tshang, contained in: Festschrift Dieter Schuh.
Entry no. 116: Has been reprinted in Tibetan Bonpo Tanjur, Tempai Nyima (Chengdu 1998), vol. 270, pp. 1-191 (with a brief biography of the author on pp. 192-196; see Katen, p. 1532). A.H. Francke, in 1926, in his Antiquities of Indian Tibet, Asian Educational Services (New Delhi 1992), vol. 2, p. 80, concluded that this history must postdate 1328. See Namgyal Nyima Dagkar, Stag-gzig and Zhang-zhung in Bon Sources, contained in: TS7, vol. 2, pp. 687-700, at p. 699, for mention of still another manuscript copy from Amdo with the title-page title: Gling-gzhi Bstan-pa'i 'Byung-khungs, recently acquired by the Bon monastery in Dolanji. See Btsan-lha Ngag-dbang-tshul-khrims, Brda-dkrol Gser-gyi Me-long, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 1997), p. 1042, where the title is listed as "Khyung-po Blo-gros-rgyal-mtshan-gyis mdzad-pa'i Gling Bzhi Bstan-pa'i 'Byung-khungs Kun-gsal Me-long." According to Dondrup Lhagyal ('Bonpo Family Lineages in Central Tibet,' contained in: Samten Karmay, et al., eds., New Horizons in Bon Studies, National Museum of Ethnology [Osaka 2000], pp. 435-6), this work should date to 1559. BLP no. 0423 lists the title Gling-bzhi Bstan-pa'i 'Byung-khungs. The Tucci collection manuscript, in 45 fols., is listed in de Rossi Filibeck, Catalogue, vol. 2, p. 269 (no. 499).
116.1: Byang-bdag Rnam-rgyal-grags-bzang (1395-1475), Thub-pa'i Dbang-po'i Bstan-rtsis, also called Bstan-rtsis Yid-bzhin-gyi Nor-bu. The existence of this work, composed in 1440, was signalled by Leonard van der Kuijp.
Entry no. 117: On this 1443 (!) chronology, which was blockprinted at Pho-brang Rgyal-bzang Smon-mkhar in 1466 in 49 folios, see now Leonard W.J. van der Kuijp, On the Composition and Printings of the Deb ther sngon po by 'Gos lo tsâ ba gzhon nu dpal (1392-1481), Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, no. 2 (August 2006), pp. 1-46 (available on internet), at p. 10. He says the title is Rtsis-la 'Khrul-pa Sel-ba. The same author wrote a few quite brief chronological works later on, including the Rtsis-kyi Ljon-pa'i Rtsa-ba Tshol-ba and the Rtsis-kyi Nges-pa'i Don, each of the two woodblock printed in 3 folios, both written in 1475.
Entry no. 118: According to Per Sørensen, another person had a hand in the composition of this work, as suggested on pp. 843-4 of the 1994 publication. Khams-sprul Bsod-nams-don-grub, Lcags-dpar-du Bskrun-par Mchod-brjod dang Brtsams-par Dam-bca'-ba-nas Chos Longs Gnyis-kyi Bung-ba Mdor-bsdus Chad Skyon Byung-ba-rnams Ma-dpe Gzhan-nas Kha-gsab Zhu-ba, Bod-ljongs Zhib-'jug, 4th issue of 1998, pp. 119-123. Evidently offers corrections to the printed version based on another manuscript. See now Leonard W.J. van der Kuijp, 'On the Fifteenth Century Lho rong chos 'byung by Rta tshag Tshe dbang rgyal and Its Importance for Tibetan Political and Religious History,' Lungta [special issue entitled "Aspects of Tibetan History," guest edited by Roberto Vitali], vol. 14 (Spring 2001), pp. 57-76, where the dating and authorship are discussed in detail, with descriptions of further manuscripts. BLP no. 0089. A Dga'-ldan Lho-rong Chos-'byung is listed, with no author given, in BLP no. 0440. BLP no. 2090: Sde-pa Rta-tshag-pa Tshe-dbang-dbang-rgyal, Lho-rong Chos-'byung ngam Rta-tshag Chos-'byung.
Entry no. 119: The same biography of the author by 'Jigs-med-'bangs has also been published by Si-khron Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Chengdu 1990), with thanks to Katia Buffetrille for the reference. BLP no. 1126: Bo-dong Phyogs-las-rnam-rgyal, Dus-'khor Chos-'byung.
Entry no. 122: Listed in BLP no. 0443.
Entry no. 123: BLP no. 0654.
Entry no. 125: 1455. Olaf Czaja (Leipzig) has pointed out to me that, in the Sa-skya'i Gdung-rabs Ngo-mtshar Bang-mdzod (PRC ed.), p. 262, we read: "Mkhas-pa'i dbang-po Gtsang Byams-pa-rdo-rje-rgyal-mtshan-gyis mdzad-pa'i Gdung-rabs," and on p. 260: "Gtsang Byams-pa-rdo-rje-rgyal-mtshan-gyis Rje-btsun Sa-skya-pa'i Gdung-rabs Rin-po-che'i Phreng-ba Bstar-ba." Here also we find a date corresponding to the year 1455. BLP no. 1960. Leonard W.J. van der Kuijp, The Kālacakra And the Patronage of Tibetan Buddhism by the Mongol Imperial Family, Central Eurasian Studies Lectures series no. 4, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University (Bloomington 2004), p. 59, gives details of an incomplete 90-folio dbu-can manuscript, Nepal German Manuscript Preservation Project, reel no. L591/4.
125.1: mid-1400's? Pradznā-bha-wa, Zab-don Thugs-kyi Snying-po Bla-ma Rgyud-pa'i Rnam-thar, contained in: Gcod Tshogs-kyi Lag-len sogs, "a collection of Gcod texts representing the ancient practices of the adepts of the tradition, reproduced directly from a rare ms. collection from Limi, Nepal," D. Tsondu Senghe (Bir 1985), pp. 83-96. A history of the Gcod teachings, including biographies of Pha Dam-pa Sangs-rgyas and Ma-gcig Lab-sgron. Judging from the lineage it contains, it should date to about this time, although it hasn't proven possible to identify the author.
125.2: mid-1400's? Rnam-rgyal-grags-pzang, Bstan-rtsis. Listed in BLP no. 1046. I assume that this author is Byang-bdag Rnam-rgyal-grags-bzang (1395-1475/6), the famous physician.
Entry no. 127: The bibliographical entry is completely misleading and should read as follows: Stag-tsha Bla-ma-rgyal-mtshan, Yang-rtse Klong-chen (= Yang-rtse Klong-chen-gyi 'Grel-pa Nyi-zer Sgron-ma), contained in: Bla-med Rdzogs-pa-chen-po Yang-rtse Klong-chen-gyi Khrid Skor: A Collection of Rare Commentaries on an Important Bonpo Dzogchen Tantra, "Compiled and photographically reproduced from manuscripts preserved in the library of Bsam-gling Monastery in Dolpo (northwestern Nepal," Tenzin Namdak, TBMC (New Thobgyal 1973), pp. 1-98.
Entry no. 128: Bla-ma-skyabs, Bod-kyi Mkhas-pa Rim-byon-gyi Gso-rig Gsung-'bum Dkar-chag [a bio-bibliography of Tibetan physicians], Kan-su'u Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lanzhou 1997), p. 150, gives author and title as Drang-srong Bsod-nams-ye-shes-rgyal-mtshan, Gso-rig Khog-'bugs Pad-dkar Rgyas-pa'i Nyin-byed.
Entry no. 129: BLP no. 2037.
Entry no. 131: According to the review by Kurtis Schaeffer (Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 57, no 3 , p. 857), this work may now be attributed to Grags-pa-rdo-rje (b. 1444), and must have been composed after 1463. BLP no. 0166 lists a title by Bcom-ldan Rigs-pa'i-ral-gri, Skyes-rabs Rgyan-gyi Me-tog.
Entry no. 133: This Kālacakra history is frequently quoted in notes (mchan, although here placed in brackets) contained in the opening pages of the Bstan-rtsis of Mang-thos Klu-sgrub-rgya-mtsho (the PRC edition, listed below, entry no. 181), where is it is once cited in a longer form as follows: Ti'u-ra-pa'i Dus-'khor-gyi Chos-'byung. Ti'u-ra-pa more likely ought be read as Rte'u-ra-pa, which would be an acceptable name for our author Chag Lo Rin-chen-chos-rgyal, who stayed at Rte'u-ra Monastery. This work is also recommended for its Kālacakra historical materials in the Ngor Chos-'byung (no. 233, below), p. 300. The Bka'-gdams-pa history by Las-chen (vol. 2, p. 10), lists among the disciples of 'Gos Gzhon-nu-dpal (AKA Yid-bzang-rtse-pa, 1392-1481), a person they call "the later Yid-bzang-rtse-pa," Chag Lo Gsum-pa. This text is referred to as "Chag lo Rin-cen-chos-rgyal-gyi Dus-'khor Chos-'byung Dpag-bsam Snye-ma," in Sde-srid Sangs-rgyas-rgya-mtsho's 1688 work, Bstan-bcos Bai-ḍūr Dkar-po-las Dri-lan 'Khrul-snang G.ya'-sel Don-gyi Bzhin-ras Ston-byed, contained in: The 18th Century Sde-dge Redaction of the Sde-srid Sangs-rgyas-rgya-mtsho's Vai-ḍūrya G.ya'-sel with the Snyan-sgron Nyis-brgya-brgyad-pa (Dehra Dun 1976), vol. 1, p. 92, with a fairly long quotation, and with reference to a geography of Sambhala by the same author (Shambha-la'i Zhing-bkod). There may be a reference to our author in Sde-srid Sangs-rgyas-rgya-mtsho's Vai-ḍūrya Ser-po (Lokesh Chandra edition), p. 175 (although here he is called Chag Rin-chen-rgya-mtsho), where the monastery is called Te'u-ra, explained as a diminutive form of Rta-ra, name of a nearby place. Te'u-ra, founded by a disciple of Po-to-ba, was a quite early Bka'-gdams-pa establishment. BLP no. 1124 gives a slightly different title: Dus-kyi-'khor-lo'i Rgyud-pa Rin-po-che'i Rtogs-pa Brjod-pa Dpag-bsam Snye-ma. As of now, this work is known to exist! A 139-folio woodblock print is listed in Drepung Catalog, p. 1524, where it has the fuller title Dpal Dus-kyi-'khor-lo'i Brgyud-pa Rin-po-che'i Rtogs-pa Brjod-pa Dpag-bsam-gyi Snye-ma.
Entry no. 137: BLP no. 1152 (copies directly from A-mdo Chos-'byung, as is often the case).
Entry no. 138: Another work by Ratna-gling-pa, composed in a Dragon year, is the 'Byams-yig Rnam-par Rgyal-ba'i Khang-bzang, a circular in defense of the Rnying-ma-pa school which forms the basis for a historical work by 'Jigs-med-gling-pa, Dris-lan Rin-po-che'i Bstan-bcos Lung-gi Gter-mdzod, contained in: The Collected Works of Kun-mkhyen 'Jigs-med-gling-pa, Sonam T. Kazi (Gangtok 1972), vol. 3, pt. 2, pp. 1-378. BLP no. 0743.
Entry no. 140: If we follow the author's biography contained in Las-chen, Chos-'byung, vol. 1, pp. 589-591, his dates ought to be 1432-1478. BLP no. 0165 would seem to be this work: Dge-slong Tshul-khrims-seng-ge, Skyes-bu Dam-pa'i Rnam-thar Chos-'byung Shākya'i Rgyal-po Bstan-'dzin dang bcas-pa Byon-tshul. BLP no. 0735. A transcription of this history has now been placed on the internet, and there has been a publication of it: Khetsun, Shin'ichiro Miyake, Maho Iuchi, Shoko Mekata, eds., History of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism by dGe ye Tshul Khrims seng ge: A Critical and Facsimile Edition of the Tibetan Text with Summary and Index, Otani University Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research Institute (Tokyo 2007). This history and its publication were subject of a blog entry, Tibeto-logic (April 2007). The publication was reviewed by Christian Wedemeyer in Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 128, no. 4 (2008), pp. 780-782, but there is a problem in his discussion of the dbyar ra ba, which simply means dbyar zla ra ba, the first month of summer.
Entry no. 141: One source (Three Dkar Chag's, Ngawang Gelek Demo [New Delhi 1970], p. 206) tells us that the Kun-bde-gling woodblock edition had 485 folios. The Bka'-gdams-pa history by Las-chen contains (in vol. 2, pp. 1-10) a useful biography of the author. Wassiljew[A], p. 362. Buescher, no. 361. BLP no. 1136. See now Leonard W.J. van der Kuijp, On the Composition and Printings of the Deb ther sngon po by 'Gos lo tsâ ba gzhon nu dpal (1392-1481), Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, no. 2 (August 2006), pp. 1-46 (available on internet).
Entry no. 143: The date of this history is discussed by Dondrup Lhagyal ('Bonpo Family Lineages in Central Tibet,' contained in: Samten Karmay, et al., eds., New Horizons in Bon Studies, National Museum of Ethnology [Osaka 2000], p. 436). A new publication of it: Spa-btsun Bstan-rgyal-seng-ge-dpal-bzang (author's name as given in colophon), Rdzogs-pa-chen-po Zhang-zhung Snyan-rgyud-kyi Brgyud-pa'i Bla-ma'i Rnam-thar (alternative title: Rdzogs-pa-chen-po Zhang-zhung Snyan-rgyud-kyi Rnam-bshad Gsal-ba'i Me-long), contained in: Bru-chen Rgyal-ba-g.yung-drung, Nyams-rgyud Rgyal-ba'i Phyag-khrid, Rasta Geshe Tenzin Dargyey [Dbra-tsa Bstan-'dzin-dar-rgyas] (Kathmandu 2002), pp. 3-120.
Entry no. 144: A brief biography of the author is found in the 1494 history by Las-chen (no. 148, below), vol. 1, pp. 622-624, although it is rather surprising that this history, written in 1494, could give his exact death date as 18th day of the 11th month of the Fire Dragon year, aged 74, since this year must be 1496/7. Don-grub-rgyal-mtshan, Legs-par Bshad-pa Bka'-gdams Rin-po-che'i Gsung Gces-btus Nor-bu'i Bang-mdzod, D. Tsondu Senghe, Bir Tibetan Society (Bir 1985), p. 532: "Bka'-gdams Chos-'byung thog-mar Lo Spyan-snga Bsod-nams-lha-dbang-gis bsdus-pa dang..." BLP no. 0109.
Entry no. 145: BLP no. 1545. Published in SKCB, vol. 6, pp. 397-436, but not yet seen.
Entry no. 146: Published in SKCB, vol. 6, pp. 437-449, but not yet seen.
Entry no. 147: Published in SKCB, vol. 6, pp. 254-396, but not yet seen.
Entry no. 148: For information on the Mongolian-language translation of this work, see Vladimir L. Uspensky, Prince Yunli (1697-1738): Manchu Statesman and Tibetan Buddhist, Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (Tokyo 1997), p. 27. A lineage for the reading-authorization (lung) is found in Klong-rdol Bla-ma's Record of Teachings Heard (gsan-yig) as found in Klong-rdol Ngag-dbang-blo-bzang-gi Gsung-'bum, Bod-ljongs Bod-yig Dpe-rnying Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 1991), vol. 2, p. 111, where the author's name appears in the form Rtsed-thang Las-chen-pa Kun-rgyal-ba. There is one problem with dating this history to 1494, and that is that the life of Bsod-nams-lha'i-dbang-po is told in it (vol. 1, pp. 622-624), including an account of his death in 1496/7. The date actually given in the colophon is ‘3,631 years of the Buddha's Teaching' (this does work out to 1494, since the Bka'-gdams-pa school accepted a death date for the Buddha corresponding to 2137 BCE). Wassiljew[A], p. 362, mentions that the print had 417 leaves. Don-grub-rgyal-mtshan, Legs-par Bshad-pa Bka'-gdams Rin-po-che'i Gsung Gces-btus Nor-bu'i Bang-mdzod, D. Tsondu Senghe, Bir Tibetan Society (Bir 1985), p. 532: "de rjes Rtsis-thang Las-chen-gyis rgyas-pa dang..." A copy of the 'Bras-spungs xylograph is found in the catalogue of the Oriental Institute in St. Petersburg, no. B9318/1 (an incomplete text, with only 196 fols., is found at no. B9425/1, and still another incomplete text, with only 359 fols., is found in the university library in St. Petersburg, no. T-428/1), with colophon information that the woodblocks were accomplished by Mi-dbang 'Phrin-las-rgya-mtsho, at the order of the Fifth Dalai Lama. Evidently this is Nyang-phran 'Phrin-las-rgya-mtsho, Regent (Sde-srid) of Tibet from 1660-1668, which gives us an approximate date for the carving of the blocks. An extract of a section from this work, entitled 'Phags-pa Spyan-ras-gzigs-kyi Bla-ma Brgyud-pa'i Rnam-thar, is found in the same catalogue, no. B9397/45. The title as given in BLP no. 0111 is Bka'-gdams Chos-'byung Chen-mo Mkhas-pa'i Yid-'phrog (see also no. 0114, Bka'-gdams Chos-'byung Gsal-ba'i Sgron-me). There is a brief listing of the ten chapters in Dung-dkar, p. 165. A new edition, not yet seen: Las-chen Kun-dga'-rgyal-mtshan, Bka'-gdams-kyi Rnam-par Thar-pa Bka'-gdams Chos-'byung Gsal-ba'i Sgron-me, Bod-ljongs Mi-dmangs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 2003), in 830 pages.
Entry no. 149: It seems that this entry might be a bibliographical ghost, although it is difficult to be certain. The only real authority for its existence that we could locate is the Mdo-smad Chos-'byung. But then there is also Don-grub-rgyal-mtshan, Legs-par Bshad-pa Bka'-gdams Rin-po-che'i Gsung Gces-btus Nor-bu'i Bang-mdzod, D. Tsondu Senghe, Bir Tibetan Society (Bir 1985), p. 532: "Paṇ-chen Ye-shes-rtse-mos bsdus-pa re-re brtsams yod-par snang-ngo." See also BLP no. 0108. Dung-dkar, p. 165.
Entry no. 150: In a review of Vitali's work ("A Regional Chronicle of Gu ge pu hrang," Tibet Journal, vol. 22, no. 3 [Autumn 1997], pp. 106-111, with a response by Vitali in same issue, pp. 135-140), L. Petech expresses his doubts as to the attribution of this work to the disciple of Tsong-kha-pa (1357-1419) by the name Ngag-dbang-grags-pa, but nevertheless accepts that it was written in the last quarter of the fifteenth century. Petech is certainly right in that there have been quite a few persons with the name Ngag-dbang-grags-pa, but of all the persons with this name known to me, the disciple of Tsong-kha-pa is the only one closely associated with Western Tibet in the fifteenth century. Petech's doubts at least make us wish for more explicit evidence about the author's life and the authorship problem, or at the very least some pre-20th-century literary reference to the existence of this history. Petech has since decided that the Ngag-dbang-grags-pa mentioned in the chronological section is Tsong-kha-pa's disciple by that name after all, although he still doesn't believe that he was the author ('A Chronological Problem in the mNga' ris rgyal rabs,' Tibet Journal, vol. 24, no 2 [Summer 1999], pp. 99-101). Vitali himself has expressed strong doubts that there is any existing version other than the one he published. There is a short biographical sketch of the author in a modern history of western Tibet (no. 624, below, p. 79), and a reference to his listing among Tsong-kha-pa's disciples in the Grub-mtha' of Thu'u-bkwan (no. 355, below; PRC edition, p. 308), where his name appears as Gu-ge Ngag-dbang-grags-pa. For a brief general survey of western Tibetan history, see now Luciano Petech, "Western Tibet: Historical Introduction," contained in: Deborah E. Klimburg-Salter, ed., Tabo, A Lamp for the Kingdom: Early Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Art in the Western Himalaya, Skira (Milan 1997), pp. 220-255. BLP no. 0661.
150.1: 1499. Rgya-ra-ba Nam-mkha'-chos-kyi-rgya-mtsho, Zab-chos Zhi-khro Dgongs-pa Rang-grol-gyi Brgyud-pa'i Lo-rgyus Mdor-bsdus Nor-bu'i Phreng-ba, contained in: Zhi-khro Dgongs-pa Rang-grol-gyi Chos-skor, Sherab Lama (Delhi 1975-1976), vol. 1, pp. 27-48. A brief history of the early Rdzogs-chen lineage, as well as the early lineage of the Kar-gling Zhi-khro, including the author's autobiography. The date is given as an Earth Sheep (sa lug), which given that the birthdate of the author was 1430, works out to be 1499. Thanks to Bryan Cuevas (University of Virginia, Charlottesville) for this information. For more discussion see Bryan Cuevas, The Hidden History of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Oxford University Press (Oxford 2003). This history is cited as an especially authoritative source for the early Kar-gling Zhi-khro lineage in the Gu-ru Bkra-shis history (Chengdu 1990), p. 460 (and notice also the biographical sketch of the author on p. 459).
Entry no. 150.2 Chos-rje Dge-'dun-rgyal-mtshan (b. 1446), O-rgyan Rin-po-che'i Gter-ston Lung-bstan dang Khung-btsun-pa Bla-ma Brgyud-pa'i Rim-pa-rnams. The author was a disciple of Rgya-ra-ba (see preceding entry). Bryan Cuevas, The Hidden History of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Oxford University Press (Oxford 2003), p. 104, dates it to 1503 or 1515.
Entry no. 151: See Leonard van der Kuijp, On Some Early Tibetan Pramāṇavāda Texts of the China Nationalities Library of the Cultural Palace of Nationalities in Beijing, Journal of Buddhist & Tibetan Studies, vol. 1 (1994), pp. 1-30, at p. 28, where this chronological work is dated to 1517, and the existence of a 145-folio ms. is signaled. BLP no. 0737. This is probably the Bstan-rtsis Gsal-ba'i Sgron-me by Btsun-pa Ratna-dra-smi [i.e., Ratna-rasmi, Sanskritization of Rin-chen-'od-zer] listed in BLP no. 1053.
Entry no. 153: There is also a brief biography of the author in Gangs-can Mi-sna, pp. 561-562. According to this, he was born sometime during the eighth rab-byung (i.e., between 1447 and 1506). Thanks to J. Karsten for pointing this out. See now Olaf Czaja, A Hitherto Unknown 'Medical History' of mTsho smad mkhan chen (b. 16th cent.), Tibet Journal, vol. 30, no. 4, combined with vol. 31, no. 1 (Winter 2005 and Spring 2006), pp. 153-172.
Entry no. 154: BLP no. 2036.
Entry no. 156: BLP no. 1903. This has now been translated in Stearns, TRP, pp. 129-251.
156.1: 1500's. 'Chi-med-'od-zer, Bo-dong Chos-'byung (=Dpal De-kho-na-nyid 'Dus-pa-las Bo-dong Chos-'byung Gsal-byed Sgron-med zhes bya-ba Thams-cad Mkhyen-pa 'Chi-med-'od-zer-gyis Mdzad-pa), a manuscript of 35 folios kept at the Bo-dong E Monastery. An English translation has now been published in Hildegard Diemberger, Pasang Wangdu, Marlies Kornfeld, & Christian Jahoda, Feast of Miracles: The Life and the Tradition of Bodong Chole Namgyal (1375/6-1451 A.D.) according to the Tibetan Texts "Feast of Miracles" and "The Lamp Illuminating the History of Bodong, Porong Pema Chöding Editions (Clusone, Italy 1997), pp. 99-131, and also p. 15, where the history is dated to the second half of the 16th century. The existence of this historical work was signalled in White Crystal, pp. 16, 135. The one other occurrence of the name 'Chi-med-'od-zer known to me is in Bod-kyi Gal-che'i Lo-rgyus Yig-cha Bdams-bsgrigs, Bod-ljongs Bod-yig Dpe-rnying Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 1991), p. 314. This 'Chi-med-'od-zer was a reincarnation of the Gtsang-rong Bye-rgyas line, born in Rong-smad. To calculate on the basis of the reincarnation lineage, he must have been born in the late 17th century, so this identification problem requires more research. Still another brief historical work, existing in the form of an 8-folio manuscript in the Nationalities Palace in Beijing, is noticed in White Crystal (p. 133) under the title Byang-pa Lho-bdag-po'i Gdung-rabs. In the colophon of the Shel-dkar history (reproduced in White Crystal) is a list of sources which includes a work called Lho-pa'i Rus-yig (see White Crystal, p. 8, where it is tentatively dated to the early 16th century).
Entry no. 159: IN: Rgyal-dbang Karma-pa Sku-'phreng Brgyad-pa Mi-bskyod-rdo-rje'i Rnal-'byor Rgyud-kyi Rnam-bshad sogs, ed., Slob-dpon Padma-lags, Kunsang Topgye. & Mani Dorji (Thimphu 1979), vol. 3, pp. 371-392. Actually, this text is mostly in a philosophic vein, with only the last few pages of a semi-historical character. The following may or may not be by the Karma-pa Mi-bskyod-rdo-rje: Mi-bskyod-rdo-rje, Bka'-brgyud Bla-ma-rnams-kyi Rnam-thar Nor-bu'i Gser-phreng Sogs Le'u-tshan So-gcig-can, listed in BLP no. 0096, apparently a set of (31?) biographies of Bka'-brgyud-pa teachers.
160.1: 1508. 'Brug-chen III 'Jam-dbyangs-chos-kyi-grags-pa (1478-1523), Bde-mchog Snyan-brgyud-las Brgyud-pa'i Ring-lugs-kyi Rnam-thar Nor-bu 'Od-kyi Phreng-ba, contained in: 'Brug-chen III 'Jam-dbyangs-chos-kyi-grags-pa, Bde-mchog Snyan-rgyud-kyi Yig-cha, Chopal Lama (Darjeeling 1985), pp. 1-63. A collective biography of teachers of the Bde-mchog Snyan-brgyud.
Entry no. 161: Buescher, no. 382.
Entry no. 163: See Leonard W.J. van der Kuijp, 'On the Fifteenth Century Lho rong chos 'byung by Rta tshag Tshe dbang rgyal and Its Importance for Tibetan Political and Religious History,' Lungta [special issue entitled "Aspects of Tibetan History," guest edited by Roberto Vitali], vol. 14 (Spring 2001), pp. 58-59, where the author's name is also given as Bsod-nams-rin-chen-dpal-bzang-po.
Entry no. 164: Don-grub-rgyal-mtshan, Legs-par Bshad-pa Bka'-gdams Rin-po-che'i Gsung Gces-btus Nor-bu'i Bang-mdzod, D. Tsondu Senghe, Bir Tibetan Society (Bir 1985), p. 532: "phyis-su Paṇ-chen Bsod-nams-grags-pa dang..." A 450 fol. xylograph (!) of this work is listed in the catalogue of the university library (St. Petersburg), as no. T-140/1 (and an incomplete xylograph of this is also recorded at no. T-139/1, with fols. 382-415 only). But this ms. unfortunately could not be located in the library. Bka'-gdams Gsar-rnying-gi Chos-'byung Yid-kyi Mdzes-rgyan, Bod-ljongs Bod-yig Dpe-rnying Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 2001), in 207 pp [Gangs-can Rig-mdzod series no. 36]; not yet seen.
164.1: 1475. G.ya'-bzang Chos-'byung Bstan-pa Gsal-byed, a cursive ms. in 52 folios. Guntram Hazod in a paper given at the 8th IATS (Bloomington 1998) announced the existence of this work on the G.ya'-bzang branch of the Bka'-brgyud-pa, as well as of a related work on the Bug-pa-can, an aristocratic family which served as its chief patrons. This related work is entitled Lha Bug-pa-can-pa'i Gdung-rabs Spyan-snga'i 'Khrungs-rabs bcas, and has 10 folios. Now published as, Tsering Gyalbo, Guntram Hazod & Per Sørensen, Civilization at the Foot of Mount Sham-po: The Royal House of Lha Bug-pa-can and the History of g.Ya'-bzang. Historical Texts from the Monastery of g.Ya'-bzang in Yar-stod (Central Tibet), Annotated Translation, Transliteration and Facsimile, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Vienna 2000).
Entry no. 165: The Bstan-rtsis work by Bsod-nams-grags-pa is listed in BLP no. 1045. The Deb Dmar Gsar-ma is listed in BLP no. 1138. See also de Rossi Filibeck, Catalogue, vol. 2, p. 338 (no. 688.3), which describes a 65-fol. ms. in the Tucci collection.
Entry no. 167: From a personal inspection of the photographs kept in the library of E. Gene Smith, I believe I can say that the part of the title marked as illegible probably says Rin-chen Spungs-pa (more likely, Rin-po-che Spungs-pa). Although not currently available to me, I would like to thank Kurtis Schaeffer for supplying the following references to microfilms of this history kept at the Nepalese National Archives: no. L833/4 which is complete in 7 fols., L392/14-L392/1 which is incomplete in 82 fols., and L13/8 which is also incomplete in 82 fols. The biography of Rgod-tshang-pa mentioned here has been published: Rnal-'byor-pa Sangs-rgyas-dar-po & Rgyal-thang-pa Bde-chen-rdo-rje, Rgod-tshang-pa Mgon-po-rdo-rje'i Rnam-thar, Mtsho-sngon Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Ziling 1993). Thanks to Katia Buffetrille for supplying this reference. BLP no. 0088.
Entry no. 168: According to Three Dkar Chag's, Ngawang Gelek Demo (New Delhi 1970), p. 210, the woodblocks for this history (number of folios unfortunately illegible) were kept at Lha-lung Monastery in Lho-brag. According to E.H.C. Walsh, "A List of Tibetan Books Brought from Lhasa by the Japanese Monk, Mr. Ekai Kawa Gochi," Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, vol. 73 (1904), no. 2, pp. 118-177, at pp. 133-134, Ekai Kawaguchi obtained a cursive manuscript of the first four chapters. BLP no. 0724.
Entry no. 170: Contained in: Jo-nang Khrid Brgya: A Precious Collection of Texts Containing the Explanations of the Khrid for One Hundred and Eight Special Precepts of Buddhist Practice Whose Transmissions Converged and Were Collected in the Jo-nang-pa Tradition, "Reproduced from a rare manuscript from the Library of H.H. The Sa-skya Khri-'dzin," Migmar Tseten, Sakya Centre (Dehradun 1984), pp. 81-125. This is a reprint of a cursive (dbu-med) manuscript.
Entry no. 171: Amy Heller, Did Atiśa Visit Zha-lu Monastery? Tracing Atiśa's Influence on Tibetan Iconography, contained in: Deborah Klimburg & Eva Allinger, eds., Buddhist Art and Tibetan Patronage, Ninth to Fourteenth Centuries, Brill (Leiden 2002), pp. 45-58, makes use of this history, based on a 55-fol. woodblock print in private ownership in India. The Zha-lu Sku-zhang-gi Gdung-rabs Lo-rgyus is listed in BLP no. 1708.
Entry no. 172: BLP no. 1949. According to the brief biographical sketch in Grags-can Mi-sna, pp. 599-601, the author lived somewhat more than 70 years, which would place his death in the years following 1578. Thanks to J. Karsten for pointing this out. Now published: Sman-pa-rnams-kyis Mi Shes-su Mi Rung-ba'i Shes-bya Spyi'i Khog-dbubs (Gang-dag byang-chub-sems-dpa'i Spyod-pa Spyod-par 'Dod-pa'i Sman-pa-rnams-kyis Mi Shes-su Mi Rung-ba'i Phyi Nang Gzhan Gsum-gyis Rnam-bzhag Shes-bya Spyi'i Khog-dbug-pa Gtan-pa Med-pa'i Mchod-sbyin-gyi Sgo-'phar Yangs-po), Si-khron Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Chengdu 2001), in 385 pp.
Entry no. 173: What appears to be a cursive manuscript version of the same text (its colophon title is identical to the front title of our version B), in 17 fols., exists in the collection of the Palace of National Minorities, Beijing (it bears the numbers 56 and 001514 on the added cover page). The title page along with much of the text is illegible, and the author's name cannot be made out on the photocopy. BLP no. 1176.
Entry no. 174: BLP no. 0744.
Entry no. 175: BLP no. 0432 lists the title Dga'-ldan Chos-'byung by Mi-nyag Rdor-bzang Sprul-sku Tshul-khrims-mgon-po. BLP no. 1158 lists Tshe-ring-mgon-po, Bde-chen-gsang-sngags-mkhar-gyi Lo-rgyus. BLP no. 2013 lists the title Gsang-sngags-mkhar-gyi Chos-'byung, by Tshul-khrims-mgon-po, reincarnation of Mi-nyag Rdor-bzang.
Entry no. 178: BLP no. 1962.
Entry no. 179: BLP no. 0468.
Entry no. 180: The following quotation is from the history by Gu-ru Bkra-shis (5-volume version, vol. 4, p. 106): de yang Sha-gzugs-pa Ngag-dbang-bkra-shis-rnam-rgyal ni / Rdo-rje-brag Rig-'dzin Ngag-gi-dbang-po'i zhal slob yin // mkhyen-rab che-bas Klong-chen-pa Gsum-pa'ang zer // Gter-ston Brgya-rtsa'i Gter-'byung mdzad-pa'ang yod. BLP no. 0748. BLP no. 1760 lists what may be a distinct history by the same author: Ngag-dbang-bkra-shis-rnam-rgyal, Zab-chos Zhi-khro Bla-rgyud Rim-byon-gyi Lo-rgyus. BLP no. 2020.
180.1: late 1500's. Karma-pa IX Dbang-phyug-rdo-rje (1556?-1603), Karma Kaṃ-tshang-gi Chos-'byung. See BLP no. 0003, which says that a print of this existed in the past at Mtshur-phu Monastery.
Entry no. 181: There is yet another interesting general work on the five traditional sciences entitled Rig-gnas Lnga'i Rnam-dbye Cung-zad Bshad-pa Legs-bshad Nor-bu'i 'Phreng-ba Blo-gsal Mgul-rgyan by a disciple of 'Brug-pa Sangs-rgyas-rdo-rje (1569-1645) named Dus-'khor Zhabs-drung contained in: Rig-gnas Phyogs-bsdebs, LTWA (Dharamsala 1981), pp. 1-105. The Mang-thos chronology is listed in BLP no. 1052. Both the chronology by Mang-thos and the appended work on the five sciences have been published in SKCB, vol. 5, taking up the entire volume.
181.1: Mang-thos Klu-sgrub-rgya-mtsho, Gsung-ngag Slob-bshad Khog-phub Gnad-kyi Be'u-bum, contained in: Sa-skya Lam-'bras Literature Series, Sakya Centre (Dehra Dun 1983), vol. 18, pp. 161-183. Need to inspect this.
Entry no. 182: Bde-legs-'jam-dpal-rgya-mtsho and Nam-mkha'-bzang-po, Skyes-bu Dam-pa-rnams-kyi Rnam-par Thar-pa Rin-po-che'i Gter-mdzod. Roberto Vitali, in his article Nomads of Byang and Mnga'-ris-smad, contained in: TS7, vol. 2, pp. 1023-1036, at p. 1026, n. 11. See now Roberto Vitali 'The History of the Lineages of gNas.rnying Summarized as Its "Ten Greatnesses" in the Sources (A Survey of the Period from the Second Half of the 8th Century to the Beginning of the Sa.skya.pa Rule),' contained in: Henk Blezer, ed., Tibet, Past and Present (Tibetan Studies I), Leiden (Brill 2002), pp. 81-107. Here Vitali dates the two parts of the 2nd volume to 1513 and 1522. BLP no. 0164 is evidently this history, although only a title is given: Skyes-bu Dam-pa-rnams-kyi Rnam-thar Rin-po-che'i Gter-mdzod. BLP no. 0953. BLP no. 1238: Gnas-rnying-gi Lo-rgyus. De Rossi Filibeck, Catalogue, vol. 2, p. 343 (no. 714).
Entry no. 183: BLP no. 0739.
183.1: BLP no. 1591 lists a work by 'Brug[-chen] Pad[ma]-dkar[-po], printed at Gnam-'brug, entitled Sbas-yul 'Bras-ljongs-kyi Lo-rgyus, evidently a history of Sikkim. Per Sørensen has told me this work is well known.
Entry no. 186: This same chronological work was used in Csoma de Körös, A Grammar of the Tibetan Language in English, Baptist Mission Press (Calcutta 1834; reprint New Delhi 1983), p. 199 and following. Csoma describes the text as consisting of 31 leaves with the title "bStan-rtsis hdod-sbyin gter-bum," and gives the author's name as "rṄog 'brug Lha-dvang bLogros," sometimes referring to him by the Sanskritic version of his name, "Suréshamati." See discussion of this chronological work entitled Bstan-rtsis Gdan-dus Thun-mong in John Ardussi, “Notes on the rGyal rigs of Ngawang and the Clan History,” contained in: Ramon N. Prats, ed., The Pandita and the Siddha: Tibetan Studies in Honour of E. Gene Smith, Amnye Machen Institute (Dharamshala 2007), pp. 1-11, at pp. 7-8, where it is dated to 1616, and the author's dates are given as 1550-1633/4. It is listed in Nagy, no. 30 (pp. 51-52), with a related work by the same author listed as no. 29 (p. 51): Dus-kyi-'khor-lo'i 'Chad-thabs-kyi Zin-bris Legs-bshad Gsal-ba'i Me-long (a 42-folio xylograph).
Entry no. 187: A manuscript (or more likely a photocopy of the same) exists in the collection of the TBRC, in 102 fols. It has the title Dga'-ldan Chos-'byung Dpag-bsam Sdong-po Mkhas-pa Dgyes-byed, and is missing a few folios. A complete version exists in the collection of Tashi Tsering (Dharamsala). The full text has been entered into data format by Christoph Cüppers (Lumbini), and this is the only form in which it is available to me. Sørensen, Rare Texts, p. 53, also lists a manuscript from Lha-sa in 102 folios.
187.1: circa 1600. Chos-kyi-mgon-po, Tshe-dbang Tshe-khrid-kyi Brgyud-pa'i Lo-rgyus, contained in: Rare Tibetan Texts from Lahul, Topden Tshering, Tibetan Bonpo Monastic Centre (Dolanji 1974), pp. 689-700. A brief account of a 'Brug-pa Bka'-brgyud-pa lineage of long life practice. The dating assumes that the Chos-kyi-mgon-po of the colophon is to be identified, as seems likely, with the Bde-chen-chos-'khor Zhabs-drung I Chos-kyi-mgon-po who seems to have lived in about this time, although this requires further verification (Padma-dkar-po composed his biography, and this might suggest a somewhat earlier date). BLP no. 0434.
Entry no. 188: BLP no. 1452.
Following entry no. 189: Matthew Kapstein informs me that a Shangs-pa Chos-'byung composed by Tāranātha does exist in a 'Dzam-thang edition of about 100 folios. BLP no. 0467.
Entry no. 190: A photocopy of the Liverpool Museum ms., no. 50.31.108, marked "Bell coll. 7," was seen in the library of E. Gene Smith. According to oral information from E. Gene Smith, two different manuscript versions exist in the Tucci collection. Das would seem to be referring to this history — "Ugyen also heard at Gyantse that much was to be learnt concerning the ancient history of that place in a work called 'Nyang choi jung Nyimai odser'" — in Sarat Chandra Das, Journey to Lhasa and Central Tibet, Manjusri Publishing House (Delhi 1970), reprint of 1902 edition, p. 94. On p. 88 of the same work: "He told him, furthermore, that there existed two printed volumes about Choigyal rabtan, the famous king who had founded the Palkhor choide of Gyantse, but that these works and the history of Gyantse were now kept as sealed works (terchoi) by the Lhasa Government." Roberto Vitali, Sa skya and the mNga' ris skor gsum Legacy: The Case of Rin chen bzang po's Flying Mask,' Lungta, no. 14 (2001), p. 24-25, discusses the dating of this history, noting that 'Brug-chen IV Padma-dkar-po (1527-1592) is mentioned in it. Ronald Davidson ('Gsar-ma Apocrypha: The Creation of Orthodoxy, Gray texts, and the New Revelation,' in H. Eimer & D. Germano, eds., The Many Canons of Tibetan Buddhism, E.J. Brill [Leiden 2002], pp. 203-224 at p. 223) says that the author, on p. 20 of the 1983 Lhasa edition, is identified as "Dge-slong Padma-dkar-po." The context is a description of the holy objects kept at Rwa-lung Monastery, hence the identification of this Padma-dkar-po with the 'Brug-chen IV Padma-dkar-po (born in Kong-po, son of Jo-sras Klu'i-dbang-po) would seem perfectly logical. Note in this connection that one named Padma-dkar-po'i-sde is author of a guidebook to Rwa-lung Monastery (reference to a copy in the National Library of Bhutan in Tsering Gyalbo, et al., Civilization at the Foot of Mount Sham-po, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften [Vienna 2000], p. 270). However, I believe that the author of both works should however be another Padma-dkar-po, a son of Rin-spungs-pa Ngag-dbang-rnam-rgyal. This Padma-dkar-po evidently was slain by Zhing-shag-pa Tshe-brtan-rdo-rje, who would then become ruler (Rdzong-dpon) of Bsam-grub-rtse, in about 1563 (see Gangs-can Mkhas-grub, pp. 1479, 1610; Shakabpa, pp. 356-7), which could explain why the Myang Chos-'byung remained unfinished. It seems more likely to me that this work is by the Rin-spungs-pa Padma-dkar-po, but in either case it is still a 16th century work. BLP no. 1641. The biography of the ruler of Rgyal-rtse composed by 'Jigs-med-grags-pa mentioned in this entry is by Bo-dong Paṇ-chen Phyogs-las-rnam-rgyal (1375-1451), 'Jigs-med-grags-pa being among his several names (for details on the ms. in the Tucci collection, see de Rossi Filibeck, Catalogue, vol. 2, p. 338 (no. 694).
Entry no. 191: BLP no. 1125.
Entry no. 192: BLP no. 1904.
Entry no. 196: BLP nos. 0854, 1950. 'Khon-ston Dpal-'byor-lhun-grub, 'Jam-dpal Gshin-rje-gshed Skor-gyi Bla-ma Brgyud-pa'i Chos-'byung Gdul-bya'i Re-'dod Skong-ba Yid-bzhin Nor-bu'i 'Phreng-ba, Library of Tibetan Works & Archives (Dharamsala 2005), in 193 pages, pothi format.
Entry no. 198: BLP no. 0613. Another version published as Tāranātha, Sgrol-ma'i Rgyud-kyi Byung-khungs Gsal-bar Byed-pa'i Lo-rgyus Gser-gyi Phreng-ba, Bod-gzhung Shes-rig Dpar-khang (Dharamsala 1996), in 63 pages. Jonang Taranatha, Die goldene Girlande: Geschichten vom Ursprung der Tara-Tantras, tr. by Thomas Roth, Otter-Verlag (Munich 2009), in 165 pages.
Entry no. 200: Also published by Si-khron Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Chengdu 1986), in 345 pp. For an article on the life of the author, E.D. Ogneva, ‘Taranatha Gunga-N'inbo (Materialy k biografii)', contained in: Istocnikovedenie i istoriografija istorii budizma: Strany Central'noj Azii (Novosibirsk 1986), pp. 28-43 (reference from Kolmaš, ‘Tibetologica Buryatica', p. 66, note 30). Lit.: Wassiljew[A], pp. 360-361. Buescher, no. 362. BLP no. 0484 lists a publication in 345 pp. by the Zi-khron Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang. I believe it is important to say something about the sources named by Tāranātha, since it is so often said that classical India has no history-writing tradition. For chapter 41, which is on Buddhism in South India, he used a work by Manomati. This work, called 'Garland of Flowers' (Me-tog Phreng-ba), was basically a royal chronology of South Indian kings who supported Buddhism. Other works he used included one in two thousand verses by a pundit from Magadha, Kṣemendrabhadra (in Tibetan, Sa dbang bzang po; I think this is not the famous Kṣemendra, but rather the Indian who worked on a few translations into Tibetan in the late 13th century, including the Buddhacarita), and another in 1,200 verses by the Kṣatriya pundit Indradatta (Dbang-pos-sbyin) which had the title Buddhapurāṇa. He also used a work by the Brahmin pundit Bhaṭaghaṭi (Bhāḍaghāṭi) which was similar in length to that by Indradatta.
Entry no. 202: A passage in Three Dkar Chag's, Ngawang Gelek Demo [New Delhi 1970], p. 208, tells us that the blocks for the one-volume Chos-'byung Ngo-mtshar Rgya-mtsho in 447 folios, as well as the blocks for the appendix (kha-skong) in 53 folios, were kept at Stag-lung. BLP no. 1018. A manuscript is preserved in the Potala. It ought to have 353 folios, but about 12 folios are missing. See PPTK, p. 156, where there is also a biographical sketch on the author.
Entry no. 204: There is now an English translation: Taranatha, A Biography of the Great Master Padmasambhava, translated from Tibetan and edited by Christina De Falco, Shang Shung Edizioni (Arcidosso 2005).
Entry no. 206: BLP no. 2023.
Entry no. 207: Published in SKCB, vol. 6, pp. 450-574(?), but not yet seen.
Entry no. 209: This work was composed in 1636 ('dzin-byed-kyi lo). BLP no. 1314.
Entry no. 210: BLP no. 1956. De Rossi Filibeck, Catalogue, vol. 2, p. 344 (no. 721), describing a woodblock print in 265 fols.
Entry no. 212: Tāranātha, 'Jam-dpal Gshin-rje-gshed-kyi Chos-'byung 'Jam-dpal Dpa'-bo'i Rnam-thar, listed in BLP no. 0841.
Entry no. 218: Woodblocks for a 141-folio print were kept at Sa-skya (Three Dkar Chag's, Ngawang Gelek Demo [New Delhi 1970], p. 217). BLP no. 1153.
Entry no. 219: BLP no. 1742, with a continuation (?) of the same entitled Zha-snga Chos-'byung 'Phro-mthud-can composed by Phan-bde Chos-rje (i.e., Shākya-lha-dbang) listed in BLP no. 1743. BLP no. 0093: "Bka'-brgyud Thun-mong-ma-yin-pa'i Chos-'byung," by Dge-slong Shākya-lha-dbang. This has now been published: Zhal-snga Bka'-brgyud-kyi Thun-mong-ma-yin-pa'i Chos-'byung, Bod-ljongs Bod-yig Dpe-rnying Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 2001), in 207 pp. [Gangs-can Rig-mdzod series no. 35], in 207 pages. Correction: This is not a history of the Bka'-brgyud-pa school! This is a collective biography of the first four 'Phags-pa-lha Incarnates. The first was Bde-chen-rdo-rje (1439-1487), although sometimes the second incarnation 'Phags-pa-sangs-rgyas (1507-1566), is called the first.
Entry no. 220: BLP no. 0442.
Entry no. 221: Woodblocks for a 191-folio print were kept at Sa-skya (Three Dkar Chag's, Ngawang Gelek Demo [New Delhi 1970], p. 217).
Entry no. 222: Per Sørensen informs me of still another Chinese-language translation: Guo Heqing, tr., Xizang Wang chen ji, Minzu chubanshe (Beijing 1983). Zahiruddin Ahmad's translation has been reviewed by Michael Aris in Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, vol. 61, no. 3 (1998), pp. 584-585; by Marek Mejor in Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenlandische Gesellschaft, vol. 155, no. 2 (2005), pp. 683-685.
Entry no. 223: BLP no. 1772. This may now be dated to the year 1645. For a copy, see The Collected Works of Vth Dalai Lama, Ngag-dbang blo-bzang rgya-mtsho: Esoteric Teaching, Reproduced from Lhasa Edition, Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology (Gangtok 1995), pp. 189-200.
Entry no. 226: Witness the following intriguing quote from A.H. Francke, Antiquities of Indian Tibet, Asian Educational Services (New Delhi 1992), vol. 2, p. 142: "Lama Bkra-shis-bstan-'phel was apparently the lama who, as early as 1854, instructed the Moravian missionaries in Tibetan, and who read the Rgyal-rabs with Dr. Karl Marx. In the Missionblat, 1881, p. 49, Reb-slob in his account referring to 1880 gives an interesting characterization of Bkra-shis-bstan-'phel. According to Reb-slob this lama was very polite in the presence of the missionary and false behind his back." This quotation indirectly informs us that it was Bkra-shis-bstan-'phel, a monk connected with Stag-sna Monastery, responsible for the 1885 carving of some woodblock prints available at Leh, was also at least one of the persons responsible for Karl Marx's reading of the La-dwags Rgyal-rabs (and he even figures in the later supplements to the text itself, where he procures sapphires for the King of Kashmir in 1881, and attends enthronement festivities in 1886; see Francke, Ibid., vol. 2, pp. 139, 143). The Schagintweit ms., currently in the Bodleian Library, is described in Michael Aris, A Note on the Resources for Tibetan Studies at Oxford, Bodleian Library Record, vol. 10, no. 6 (May 1982), pp. 368-375, at p. 372. There are more interesting comments on the origins of the text, "specially prepared for his brother H. Schlagintweit by three Lamas... from folio 30 on 'the text is merely a meaningless jumble of words'..." in Berthold Laufer, 'Origin of Tibetan Writing,' Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 38 (1918), pp. 34-46 at p. 42. BLP nos. 1897-1898.
Entry no. 228: This work covers the early transmission lineage of the Bka'-brgyud-pa school up to page 124, where an account of the gter-ma traditions of that school begins. Should eliminate the "vol. 3[?]" from this entry. Immediately following this work, written in a Dragon year, is another history of the Bka'-brgyud-pa school focussed more on its later divisions entitled Bka'-brgyud Gser-phreng Bsdus-pa, on pp. 147-172. Both works are written in an uncommonly difficult cursive script. BLP no. 1104. BLP no. 0585 lists another work by 'Ja'-tshon-snying-po entitled Rgyal-rabs Chos-'byung Snying-po Bsdus-pa'i Lo-rgyus, in manuscript form. The Rig-'dzin Rgyud-pa'i Rnam-thar Sprul-pa Bdun-skor 'Ja'-'od-kyi Gur-khang is listed in BLP no. 1853.
Entry no. 230: BLP no. 1039 says that there is a Sde-dge print in 91 fols. Published in SKCB, vol. 5, pp. 1-168.
Following no. 230: Mnga'-ris Gter-ston Gar-dbang-rdo-rje (1640-1685), Lha-ldan Jo-bo Rin-po-che Shākya-mu-ne'i Byung-ba Mdo-tsam Brjod-pa Ngo-mtshar Nor-bu'i Gzi-byin, Zang-kang Theng-ma Dpe-skrun-khang (PRC 2003), in 69 pages. A history of the Jo-bo image in the Lha-sa Gtsug-lag-khang (the Jokhang). Not seen.
Entry no. 231: Katia Buffetrille points out in her review that Shar Skal-ldan-rgya-mtsho was not in fact the founder of Reb-skong/Reb-gong Monastery; it was actually first constructed by Bsam-gtan-rin-chen in the 14th century, when it was a Sa-skya-pa convent bearing the name Rong-po-tshang. Skal-ldan-rgya-mtsho was the one who converted it into a Dge-lugs-pa establishment. Dr. Buffetrille also pointed out the two following publications on the author: 'Jigs-med-dam-chos-rgyal-mtsho, Shar Skal-ldan-rgya-mtsho'i Skyes-rabs Rnam-thar, Mtsho-sngon Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Ziling 1997), in 398 pp., and Shar Skal-ldan-rgya-mtsho Mgur-'bum, Mtsho-sngon Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Ziling 1993), in 360 pp. For a brief mention of Bsam-gtan-rin-chen, as a personal disciple of Chos-rje Don-rin-pa (i.e., Chos-rje Don-grub-rin-chen, 1309-1385, a native of Reb-gong, founder of Bya-khyung Monastery in 1349, and a teacher of Tsong-kha-pa), and founder of Rong-bo'i Dgon-chen Bde-chen-chos-'khor-gling, see Shing-bza', Chos-'byung, p. 819. The same source gives 1630 as the date of founding in that same place of the ‘college' called Bshad-grwa Phun-tshogs-dga'-ldan-gling by Rje Skal-ldan-rgya-mtsho. A study of the life of the author is the subject of a paper given by Victoria Sujata at the 8th meeting of the IATS (Bloomington 1998). BLP no. 2097. This has now been published in the following (reference supplied by P.K. Sørensen): Rong-po Skal-ldan-rgya-mtsho, Mdo-smad A-mdo'i Phyogs-su Bstan-pa Dar-tshul-gyi Lo-rgyus, contained in: Collected Works of Skal-ldan-rgya-mtsho, Kan-su'u Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lanzhou 1999), vol. ka, pp. 341-355.
231.1: 1662. Spyan-snga Mi-pham-bsod-nams-rin-chen-rdo-rje, Gangs-can 'Dir Ston-pa'i Rgyal-tshab Dpal Sgam-po-pa'i Khri Gdung-'dzin-pa'i Dam-pa-rnams-kyi Gtam Bai-ḍūrya'i Phreng-ba. Copies of the 83-folio woodblock print are discussed in David Jackson, Which bKra shis rnam rgyal Wrote the Renowned Tibetan Mahāmudrā Manual? contained in: Editorial Board of the ICEBS, Esoteric Buddhist Studies: Identity in Diversity, “Proceedings of the International Conference on Esoteric Buddhist Studies, Koyasan University, Sept 5-8, 2006,” Koyasan University (2008), pp. 199-205, at p. 202, noticing that some sections of the text are supplied here on the basis of notes taken by Tashi Tsering Josayma (Dharamsala). This history of Dwags-lha Sgam-po abbots has now been published in Sørensen, Rare Texts, Text F. The author was brother of 'Dzam-gling Nor-bu-rgyan-pa, who wrote part of this text in the year 1640. It was completed by the same brother's disciple in 1662. A modern history largely draws on this one: Tshe-ring-lhun-grub (b. 1971), Dpal-gyi Dwags-lha Sgam-po'am Ri-bo Shan-ti'i Mgul-du Dwags-po Bka'-brgyud-kyi Gdan-rabs Rim-par Byon-pa'i Skyes-bu Dam-pa-rnams-kyi Lo-rgyus Padma Dkar-po'i Chun-po, n.p. (n.d.), in 334 pages.
Entry no. 232: For information on the Mongolian-language translation of this work, see Vladimir L. Uspensky, Prince Yunli (1697-1738): Manchu Statesman and Tibetan Buddhist, Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (Tokyo 1997), p. 29. BLP no. 1178 lists this work together with the information that it was printed at Phun-tshogs-gling.
Entry no. 232.1: 1685. Karma-rab-gsal, 'Ba'-brom Bka'-brgyud dang Nang-so Gnyis Ri-khag Bco-brgyad-kyi 'Byung-khung Gsar-bar Byed-pa Sngo-med Gsal-ba'i Rnams-thar 'di ni Stag-gi Gzhung-'dzin Dbang-po'i Lcags-kyu. Unpublished manuscript. It is used as a source in Elliot Sperling, "Further Remarks Apropos of the 'Ba'-rom-pa and the Tanguts," Acta Orientalia Hungarica, vol. 57, no. 1 (2004), pp. 1-26.
Entry no. 233: In the one available published edition, we find on p. 257, line 6 (i.e., fol. 129 recto, line 6) the ending of the work by Dkon-mchog-lhun-grub ('di yan thams-cad mkhyen-pa Dkon-mchog-lhun-grub-kyis mdzad) and the beginning of the continuation by Sangs-rgyas-phun-tshogs (gnyis-pa rtsom-'phro kha-bskang-ba ni). BLP nos. 0729, 0742, 1118. A brief portion on the Jo-nang-pa has been translated in D.S. Ruegg, The Jo naṅ pas: A School of Buddhist Ontologists according to the Grub mtha' śel gyi me loṅ, Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 83, no. 1 (January 1963), pp. 73-91, at pp. 90-91. There is a new publication of it in SKCB, vol. 4, the entire volume.
Entry no. 234: BLP no. 1958 lists a Sa-skya'i Gdung-rabs by Ngor-pa Dkon-mchog-lhun-grub.
Entry no. 235: BLP no. 0652, 2103. Still another continuation of this work would seem to be listed in BLP no. 2104: E-waṃ-pa'i Gdan-rabs Nor-bu'i Phreng-ba'i Kha-skong Bdud-rtsi'i Thigs Phreng.
Entry no. 238: This work, in 2 volumes, has now been scanned by TBRC (no. W21492).
Entry no. 240: Version B, published in 1980, is a reproduction of Lhasa block prints (in 419 folios) from the library of Stag-sna Rin-po-che of Ladakh. It has an added Tibetan-language preface, including charts of the dates of the Dga'-ldan Chair Holders, the Dalai Lamas and Panchen Lamas, plus a useful even if not very detailed table of contents. Wassiljew[A], p. 362, mentions a print in 419 folios, giving the author's name in the mangled form Sangs-rgyas-bde-srid-rgya-mtsho. Buescher, no. 363.
Entry no. 251: Zhabs-drung Ngag-dbang-tshangs-pa'i-dbyangs died in 1724, and very little seems to be known about him apart from a few brief references. J. Karsten is source of this information.
Entry no. 242: BLP nos. 2017-2018.
Entry no. 247: BLP no. 0587.
Entry no. 249: BLP no. 1938.
Entry no. 250: BLP no. 2106. This might be a continuation of another (otherwise unknown) work on the history of E-waṃ entitled E-waṃ-pa'i Gdan-rabs Rin-chen Phreng-mdzes, listed in BLP no. 2105.
Entry no. 251: BLP no. 1200.
Entry no. 253: BLP no. 1904.
Entry no. 254: Here the "Manchu list of incarnations" refers to that found in our entry no. 588, below.
255.1: early 1700's. Rgyal-sras 'Jigs-med, Bka'-brgyud-pa Blo-gros-grags-pa'i Lo-rgyus Sde-pa Dga'-ldan-pa'i Gdung-rabs Sgyer-dkar Lha'i Gdung-rabs. Listed in BLP no. 0097. The author is apparently Rgyal-sras V 'Jigs-med-ye-shes-grags-pa (1696-1740), who was Regent of Tibet from 1728 to 1735. BLP no. 1203 seems to list it again, but with a different title: Rgyal-sras 'Jigs-med, Sde-pa Dga'-ldan-pa'i Gdung-rabs Skyer Dkar Lha'i Gdung-rabs.
Entry no. 256: Still another printing of the text may be found in Rnying-ma Bka'-ma Rgyas-pa, Dupjung Lama (Darjeeling 1982+), vol. 1, pp. 97-151, followed by a newly composed appendix by [Bdud-'joms Rin-po-che] 'Jigs-bral-ye-shes-rdo-rje on pp. 153-173, the latter entitled Snga-'gyur Sdom-rgyun Mkhan-brgyud-kyi Rnam-thar Nyung Gsal Sgron-me'i Kha-skong Nges-shes 'Dren-pa'i Pho-nya. BLP no. 2011.
Entry no. 259: Still another printing: Sangs-rgyas-rgya-mtsho, Gso-rig Sman-gyi Khog-'bugs, Bod-gzhung Sman-rtsis-khang (Dharamsala 1994), in 573 pages. This has now been published in a kind of English version as The Medical History of Tibet Written by Wang Len, tr. by Tang Dunyan, Cai Wenqian, Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, Sisu International Cultural Co. (Hong Kong 2004?). I cannot recommend this, however much it may exist.
Entry no. 260: Most of the information in the original entry was supplied by E. Gene Smith, although he was not responsible for my added mistakes. On Kheng-tse [or Kheng-ze] Chin-wang, whose dates were 1697-1738, see Vladimir L. Uspensky, Prince Yunli (1697-1738): Manchu Statesman and Tibetan Buddhist, Institute for the Study of Languages & Cultures of Asia & Africa (Tokyo 1997). He was the 17th son of the Kangxi Emperor. He had equal respect for Dge-lugs-pa and Rnying-ma-pa teachings, as was quite the fashion prior to the success of the new Dge-lugs-pa purism in the mid- to late-18th century. See Buescher, no. 370.
Entry no. 262: BLP nos. 0853, 0855, 0856.
Entry no. 263: Kristina Lange, Datierungen zentralasiatischer Geschichte in der dGe lugs pa-Überlieferung. Der vierte Rab 'byung: 1206-1266. Transliteration, Übersetzung und Faksimiles der fols. 6v-8v aus der Chronologischen Tabelle (Lo-tshig re'u-mig, 1716), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Berlin 1992), in 22 pp. A printed version of a manuscript (ref. from Kolmaš in Archiv Orientální, 1999 supplement, p. 52, no. 227). BLP no. 1041. BLP no. 1050 lists the title Bstan-rtsis Re'u-mig Khyad-'phags and gives the author as 'Jam-bzhad Sku-'phreng zhig ('one of the 'Jam-dbyangs-bzhad-pa incarnates')
Entry no. 265: The dating has been changed from 1728 to 1668 by John Ardussi, “Notes on the rGyal rigs of Ngawang and the Clan History,” contained in: Ramon N. Prats, ed., The Pandita and the Siddha: Tibetan Studies in Honour of E. Gene Smith, Amnye Machen Institute (Dharamshala 2007), pp. 1-11. See this article for more interesting details on this history, including copies that have been overlooked, an outline of contents (some sections are missing in some copies). I do not think I believe in his argument for the new dating of the history, since it is possible that its author Ngag-dbang believed the date of Ral-pa-can was 60 years later than Ardussi and other moderns. This ought to be examined more carefully, in any case.
Entry no. 268: BLP no. 0741.
Entry no. 269: Karl-Heinz Everding, La stod Lho: Some Notes on the Rise and History of the Tibetan Principality, contained in: TS7, vol. 1, pp. 269-275. Karl-Heinz Everding & Dawa Dargyay Dzongphugpa, Die Geschichte des tibetischen Fürstentums La stod lHo (um 1265-1642) nebst einer Edition der Chronik Shel dkar chos 'byung, Contributions to Tibetan Studies no. 5, Ludwig Reichert Verlag (Wiesbaden 2006), in 350 pages. Khang-dkar Tshul-khrims-skal-bzang, Shel-dkar Chos-'byung Skor, contained in: TS7, vol. 1, pp.509-525. The author of the latter lived and studied at Shel-dkar Chos-sde Monastery up until 1959. See now the review of Wangdu & Diemberger by Per Sørensen in Studies in Central & East Asian Religions, vol. 9 (1996), pp. 108-110. BLP nos. 1946-1947.
Entry no. 270: Si-khron Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Chengdu 1981), in 861 pp. (fols.?). See PCKC, p. 274. See also PCKC, p. 274-5, for a PRC print of the autobiography of the author. J. Karsten informs me that this work was woodblock printed in the mid-18th century, that a copy of this print is in the possession of Luciano Petech, and that the author's biography appears in our entry no. 371, below. One source (Three Dkar Chag's, Ngawang Gelek Demo [New Delhi 1970], p. 206) lists the Mi-dbang Rtogs-brjod as a 395-folio work, the woodblocks of which were kept at the ‘behind the back door printery at Rtse' (Rtse ltag-sgo rgyab-kyi par-khang). For a condensed and more prosaic version of this work, see Hor-khang Bsod-nams-dpal-'bar (1919-1994), Mi-dbang Rtogs-brjod-kyi Snying-don Tshig-bsdus Gzhon-nu Mgu-ba'i Rol-dbyangs, Bod-ljongs Mi-dmangs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 1998), in 208 pages.
Entry no. 271: Zhabs-drung Tshe-ring-dbang-rgyal & 'Dod-'jo-ba Ngag-dbang-chos-kyi-dpal-'byin, Stag-lung Gdung-rabs. Listed in BLP no. 1021.
271.1: Mdo-mkhar Zhabs-drung, Rtogs-brjod Snga-rabs-kyi Lo-rgyus dang Phyin-chad-kyi Blang-dor Skor. Listed in BLP no. 1013.
Entry no. 273: The volume number is mistaken. It is in volume 2, and not in volume 1.
Entry no. 274: Parts of this history have been roughly translated into English in Ladrang Kalzang, The Guardian Deities of Tibet, Little Lhasa Publications (Dharamsala 1996), with thanks to Todd Gibson for the reference. We might add here that our ignorance of the author's date of death is probably due to the fact that our only extensive biographical source for him is an autobiography, but it may also be due to the unstable political conditions at the time of his passing. A one-volume autobiography of the author is available in his published collected works. BLP no. 1114. New edition: Sle-lung Rje-drung Bzhad-pa'i-rdo-rje, Dam-can Bstan-srung Rgya-mtsho'i Rnam-par Thar-pa Cha-shas tsam Brjod-pa Sngon-med Legs-bshad, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 2003), in 550 pages.
Entry no. 275: BLP no. 1629 (note nos. 1628 & 1230-1631, which are also on Mu-li).
Entry no. 276: Wassiljew[A], p. 363. Information on the author may be found in Cai Jingfeng & Michael Henss,The Buddhist Canon of Iconometry Translated from the Tibetan by Gömpojab, Fabri Verlag (Ulm 2000). This history is described in: W. Heissig, Die Familien- und Kirchengeschichtsschreibung der Mongolen, Harrassowitz (Wiesbaden 1959), pp. 194-198. There are also discussions of the works and translations of Mgon-po-skyabs, the Rgya-nag Chos-'byung and the Tibetan-language versions of the travels of Xuanzang in J.W. de Jong's review of S. Bira, O "Zolotoi knige" Damdina (Ulan Bator 1964), as contained in T'oung Pao, vol. 54, pts. 1-3 (1968), pp. 173-189. Thanks to V.L. Uspensky for these references. Still another edition of Hsüan-tsang's travels in India occurs in the publication Ôtani Daigaku Shozô Chibetto Zôgai bunken shôsho, Chibettogoyaku Daitô Saiikiki, Rinsen Shoten (Kyoto ca. 1990), with thanks to Jonathan Silk for the reference. A photocopy of a xylograph in 122 fols. is described, with transcription of the colophon, in Kolmaš, 'Catalogue,' pp. 26-27 (no. 38). The travels of Faxian (Fa-hsian) to India also exist in Tibetan: Chen-po Hān-gur-gyi Btsun-pa Phān-hyin-gyis 'Phags-pa'i Yul-du 'Grims-pa'i Rnam-thar Rgyal-bstan 'Byung-khungs Kun-gsal 'Phru-gyi Me-long, contained in Rinchen, ed., Travels of Fa Hsian Translated by Dordji Bansaroff (Ulanbatar 1970), in 64 pp. (Corpus Scriptorum Mongolorum, Tom. 5, Fasc. 5). BLP no. 0494.
Entry no. 278: Another publication of this work may be found in: Ka˙-thog Rig-'dzin Tshe-dbang-nor-bu, et al., Rare Writings on the Esoteric Teachings of the Bka'-brgyud-pa Tradition from the Library of Zhwa-dmar Rin-po-che, Dzongsar Chhentse Labrang, Palace Monastery (Gangtok 1980), pp. 13-96. This might be the Bstan-rtsis Rnam-bzhag, by Tshe-dbang-nor-bu, listed in BLP no. 1047, although it is impossible to be sure, since the same author wrote other chronological studies.
Entry no. 279: Another publication of this work may be found in: Ka˙-thog Rig-'dzin Tshe-dbang-nor-bu, et al., Rare Writings on the Esoteric Teachings of the Bka'-brgyud-pa Tradition from the Library of Zhwa-dmar Rin-po-che, Dzongsar Chhentse Labrang, Palace Monastery (Gangtok 1980), pp. 147-191.
Entry no. 280: Buescher, no. 556. This work is listed in BLP no. 0382, but note at no. 0381 a work with a very similar title and different author: Dka'-chen Ye-shes-rgyal-mtshan (1713-1793), Grwa-sa Chen-po Bzhi dang Rgyud-grwa Stod Smad Chags-tshul Dkar-chag.
Entry no. 282: This has now been published as Kun-dga'-mi-'gyur-rdo-rje (aka 'Gro-'dul-rdo-rje, aka Dre'u-lhas-pa Grub-dbang Kun-dga'-mi-'gyur-rdo-rje), Btsan-gyi Rgyal-po Srog-bdag A-bse Chen-po Gdug-pa Snying 'Byin-gyi Byung-khungs Lo-rgyus Mdo-tsam Snying-por Dril-ba Gcig-shes Kun-grol, Vem Khenpo Shedup Tenzin (Delhi 1999), in 30 pp. Some interesting biographical information on the author may now be found in J. Ardussi, "The Rapprochement between Bhutan and Tibet", contained in: TS7, vol. 1, pp. 22-23.
Entry no. 284: Still another publication of this text may be found in: Ka˙-thog Rig-'dzin Tshe-dbang-nor-bu, et al., Rare Writings on the Esoteric Teachings of the Bka'-brgyud-pa Tradition from the Library of Zhwa-dmar Rin-po-che, Dzongsar Chhentse Labrang, Palace Monastery (Gangtok 1980), pp. 467-504. BLP no. 1436.
Entry no. 286: The actual page numbers are pp. 539-593. This work was written in 1742 according to the colophon.
288.1: 1747. 'Ba'-ra-ba Ngag-dbang-ye-shes (b. 17th century), Dpal-ldan Stod 'Brug-gi Bla-brgyud Rnam-thar Rin-po-che'i Phreng-ba. A manuscript in 47 folios, complete, microfilmed by the Nepal-German Manuscript Preservation Project, Running no. L8366, Reel no. L937/3. A history of the Stod 'Brug school, 'Ba'-ra-ba transmission, from Tilopa to the author's father 'Dzam-gling-pa Blo-gros-chos-'phel (1665-1727). The dating of the history depends on the correct dating of the author's father. There is a major biography of the author. It is entitled Rje-btsun Bla-ma Dam-pa Rdo-rje-'chang Kun-mkhyen Chos-rje O-rgyan-ngag-dbang-ye-shes-dpal-bzang-po'i Rnam-thar Dpag-bsam-ljon-shing, contained in: Bka'-brgyud Gser-phreng Chen-mo: Biographies of Eminent Gurus in the Transmission Lineage of Teachings of the 'Ba'-ra Dkar-brgyud-pa Sect, reproduced from manuscript collections of Gra Sku-zhabs Bstan-'dzin-nor-bu, Ngawang Gyaltsen & Ngawang Lungtok (Dehradun 1970), vol. 3, pp. 379-646.
Entry no. 289: The translation by Bireswar Prasad Singh has also been reviewed by Gareth Sparham in Tibet Journal, vol. 21, no. 4 (Winter 1996), pp. 77-78. A more detailed bibliography of Pubaev's publications related to this history may be located in Kolmaš, ‘Tibetologica Buryatica', p. 65, note 20. The reference to Pubaev's book on this history as found therein is as follows: Pagsam-czonsan — pamjatnik tibetskoj istoriografii XVIII veka (Novosibirsk 1981), in 307 pp. Some passages were translated by S.C. Sarkar in ‘A Tibetan Account of Bengal', Journal of the Bihar & Orissa Research Society, vol. 26, pt. 4 (1941), pp. 341-370. Wassiljew[A], p. 363. [Sarat Chandra Das], Some Historical Facts Connected with the Rise & Progress of the Mahāyāna School of Buddhism; Translated from Sumpāhi C'joijûng, Journal of the Buddhist Texts Society, vol. 1, pt. 3 (1893), pp. 18-21. BLP no. 0747.
Entry no. 290: Karl-Heinz Everding (in TS7, vol. 1, p. 271, n. 15) has announced a forthcoming work, Geschichte des westtibetischen Königreiches Mang-yul Gung-thang, which will presumably include a translation of this history. It has now, in fact, been published. BLP no. 1439.
Entry no. 291: BLP no. 0594.
Entry no. 292: There is reference to his composition of a Gter-ston Brgya-rtsa'i Chos-'byung in the history by Gu-ru Bkra-shis (5-volume edition, vol. 4, p. 107).
Entry no. 293: This must be moved to the mid-1800's together with another history by the same author with the date 1845. A history by Sgrub-sprul II has reportedly surfaced, and we may hope for a published version in the near future. Apparently it isn't all that brief, so it may be still a different work from the one listed here! It bears the title Gdams-ngag Bka-rgya-can Lnga-yi Bla-ma Brgyud-pa'i Rnam-thar Che-long-tsam Bkod-pa Dad Gsum Chu-gter 'Phel-byed Ngo-mtshar Zla-ba'i Me-long, and the manuscript is said to have 311 folios. A circa 1900 continuation of this history ws composed by Byams-me-lha-mchog. Thanks to E. Gene Smith (electronic mail of April 23, 1998) for this information.
Entry no. 294: A xylograph in 12 fols. is available in the Oriental Institute, St. Petersburg, no. B7368/2. Listed in BLP no. 1362.
Entry no. 296: The author of the continuation of this history is supposed to be one Kun-dga'-blo-gros (evidently the Sa-skya Khri-chen Ngag-dbang-kun-dga'-blo-gros, 1729-1783).
Entry no. 297: BLP no. 0178: Hor Sprul-sku Rab-brtan-rgya-mtsho, Skyor-lung Chos-'byung (rtsom-'phro-can, 'an incomplete work'). The history of Skyor-mo-lung has now been published in Sørensen, Rare Texts, Text C. But note that he dates this history's composition to the years 1830-1831, which would certainly necessitate different dates for the author. Apparently the author based his history on previous ones written by Grags-pa-rgyal-mtshan (the 28th abbot of Skyor-mo-lung, 1618-1655) and by Bsam-sgang-pa Blo-bzang-ngag-dbang (the 29th abbot of Skyor-mo-lung, 1591-1663).
Entry no. 298: On the author, see now Janet Gyatso, Apparitions of the Self: The Secret Autobiographies of a Tibetan Visionary, Princeton University Press (Princeton 1998).
Entry no. 299: This text is also contained in: Rnying-ma Bka'-ma Rgyas-pa, Dupjung Lama (Darjeeling 1982+), vol. 7, pp. 5-17.
Entry no. 304: The dates of Thu'u-bkwan need to be changed from 1732-1802, which is a mistake, to 1737-1802 (including later occurrences of these dates).
Entry no. 306: BLP nos. 0433, 0447.
Entry no. 307: This work has been published in the volume Gso-rig Gces-btus Rin-chen Phreng-ba, Mtsho-sngon Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Xining 1993 or 1994), pp. 632-764, although not yet seen (with thanks to Frances Garrett for this information). Another medical history work is included in the same volume (details unavailable).
307.1: Anon., untitled. According to M. Aris, it seems likely that this historical work, written in cursive on a scroll of 189 lines, is identical to the one which Samuel Turner (1749-1802) mentioned in his An Account of an Embassy to the Court of the Teshoo Lama (London 1800), p. 278; he had it made for him by the regent of the Panchen Lama and assistants. It exists among the papers of Turner preserved in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. See Michael Aris, A Note on the Resources for Tibetan Studies at Oxford, Bodleian Library Record, vol. 10, no. 6 (May 1982), p. 370.
Entry no. 310: For the circumstances of composition, see J. Ardussi, The Rapprochement between Bhutan and Tibet, contained in: TS7, vol. 1, p. 24, and see also p. 26, where the dates of the author are given as 1731-1759. The text of the English translation by Dawasamdup has been published as: Shākya'i dge-slong Bstan-'dzin chos-rgyal 'gro-kun dga'ba'i bshes-gnyen gnas-brtan pandi-ta, A History of Bhutan from the 7th Century A.D. to the 18th Century A.D., Historical Reproductions (n.pl. 1969), a limited facsimile edition with added foreword and notes by Turrell V. Wylie, "From a copy formerly owned by the late Sir Charles Bell." Although it seems quite rare, a copy may be found in the Widener Library of Harvard University, Cambridge. This ‘publication' was evidently made on the basis of a photocopy made by E. Gene Smith in London in 1962. According to a communication of E. Gene Smith (October 16, 1998), the Bell typescript (no. 19999h17, although this no. has been changed), made in 1918 was in 204 pages, while the original written manuscript had 249 pages. E. Gene Smith photographed this in London in 1962, and this photograph was probably the one Wylie used for his ‘edition'. I was able to see a 151 folio woodblock print in the library of E. Gene Smith. BLP no. 2085.
Entry no. 314: This work has been reprinted in Tibetan Bonpo Tanjur, Tempai Nyima (Chengdu 1998), vol. 270, pp. 197-552 (see Katen, pp. 1532-3, which includes transcription of the colophon, and a note stating that pp. 198-9 were left blank since they were worn out and unclear in the original). See also Helmut Hoffmann, The Religions of Tibet, George Allen & Unwin (London 1961), p. 96, where there is reference to the manuscript that was then in the possession of F. W. Thomas.
Entry no. 315: The following references provided by J. Karsten: A study of the life of the author, see Hans-Rainer Kämpfe, Ñi ma'i 'od zer/Naran-u gerel. Die Biographie des 2. Pekinger Lcan-skya-Qutuqtu Rol pa'i rdo rje (1717-1786), Monumenta Tibetica Historica (St. Augstin 1976). Some notes on the sandalwood image are to be found in Rainer von Franz, Die unbearbeiteten Peking-Inscriften der Franke-Lauferschen Sammlung, Asiatische Forschungen series no. 86 (Wiesbaden 1984). The canonical (Bstan-'gyur) work on the sandalwood Buddha, although brief, should probably be given its own entry for the year 1263 (the complete text is transcribed and translated in Sørensen, Tibetan Buddhist Historiography, pp. 503-505). BLP no. 1661 lists the Tsandan Jo-bo'i Lo-rgyus as being by Gung Mgon-po-skyabs, while no. 1662 lists the similarly titled work by Lcang-skya.
Entry no. 317: Also published by Mtsho-sngon Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Zi-ling 1988), in 173 pp. According to J. Karsten, there are references in Klaus Sagaster, Subud erike. Ein Rosenkranz aus Perlen, Asiatische Forschungen series no. 20 (Wiesbaden 1967).
Entry no. 318: For listing of this work in vols. da through na of the author's collected works, see SBTD, vol. 3, p. 473. Now the collected works are available: Si-tu Paṇ-chen Chos-kyi-'byung-gnas (1699/1700-1774), Ta'i Si-tu-pa Kun-mkhyen Chos-kyi-'byung-gnas-bstan-pa'i-nyin-byed-kyi Bka'-'bum, Sherab Gyaltsen, Sherab-ling Institute of Buddhist Studies (Sansal, Kangra 1990), in 14 vols. Vol. 11 has the title Karma Kaṃ-tshang Brgyud-pa Rin-po-che'i Rnam-thar Rab-'byams Nor-bu Zla-ba Chu-shel-gyi Phreng-ba'i Kha-skong, in 776 pp., while vol. 12 is entitled Sgrub-brgyud Karma Kaṃ-tshang Brgyud-pa Rin-po-che'i Rnam-thar Rab-'byams Nor-bu Zla-ba Chu-shel-gyi Phreng-ba zhes bya-ba'i Pusta-ka Phyi-ma, in 701 pp. Note also the author's translation of the Swayambhu Purana, entitled Bal-yul Rang-byung Mchod-rten Chen-po'i Lo-rgyus, in vol. 7, pp. 229-257. BLP nos. 0004-0005 (see also no. 0090). For some reason the biography as contained in the xylograph of the history by Si-tu and 'Be-lo, fols. 161-190, was replaced by a briefer version in the 1972 reprint publication (information from the bibliography of von Schroeder 2001). This work is briefly discussed in Dung-dkar, p. 23.
318.1: 1775. Yongs-'dzin Chos-nyid-ye-shes, Gnyags Ston-pa'i Gdung-rabs dang Gdan-rabs (= Dpal-ldan Gle-lung Chos-sde Chen-po'i Gnyags Ston-pa'i Gdung-rabs Gdan-rabs dang bcas-pa'i Rnam-thar Skal-bzang Mdzes-pa'i Rgyan Phreng), Bod-ljongs Bod-yig Dpe-rnying Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 1997), Gangs-can Rig Mdzod, no. 31. An ancestral lineage together with abbatial succession of the Gnyags clan and the monastery of Gle-lung in Gtsang. Extracts from this work comprise the better part of the 2001 work by Bstan-'dzin-'jam-dpal, q.v.
Entry no. 319: J. Karsten supplies reference to Karl-Heinz Everding, Die Präexistenzen der lCan-skya Qutuqtus, Asiatische Studien series no. 104 (Wiesbaden 1988), pp. 11-14. According to Karsten, it seems that only the Mongolian translation is still extant.
Entry no. 320: This was also published as the first text of a Tibetan-style dpe-cha, with cover title 'Dzam-gling Rgyas-bshad dang / Spyi-bshad Gnyis-kyi Rtsom-pa-po'i Lo-rgyus dang / Gleng-gzhi, Bod-ljongs Mi-dmangs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 1986), pp. 1-39. BLP no. 1703.
Entry no. 321: The following reference is from Kolmaš, ‘Tibetologica Buryatica', pp. 60-75, at p. 66: B.D. Dandaron, Istoriceskoe socinenie Londol-lamy, contained in: Istorija i kul'tura Vostoka Azii. Tom I. Central'naja Azija i Tibet (Novosibirsk 1972), pp. 156-157. BLP no. 1043 gives the author and title as Skyid-shod A-khu Bkra-shis-don-grub, Bstan-pa'i Sbyin-bdag Byung-tshul-gyi Ming.
Entry no. 323: BLP no. 0150.
Entry no. 324: The following reference is taken from Kolmaš, ‘Tibetologica Buryatica', pp. 60-75, at p. 66: B.D. Dandaron, Istorija Kukunora, nazyvaemaja "Prekrasnye noty iz pesni Brahmy (Moscow 1972). BLP nos. 1697 & 1698 have two titles by Sum-pa Mkhan-po:  Mtsho-sngon Lo-rgyus Tshangs-glu Gsar-snyan and  Mtsho-sngon Zhing-chen-gyi Lo-rgyus.
Entry no. 325: F. Our version B has been reprinted, with a different title page and colophon, by the Dha-sa Bod-gzhung Shes-rig Dpar-khang [Tibetan Cultural Printing Press] (Dharamsala 1996), in 923 pages. Ekai Kawaguchi acquired a copy of this book as printed at "Chos-tse-ling" Monastery, according to E.H.C. Walsh, "A List of Tibetan Books Brought from Lhasa by the Japanese Monk, Mr. Ekai Kawa Gochi," Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, vol. 73 (1904), no. 2, pp. 118-177, at p. 128. The particular biography of Vasubandhu from this history has been translated in Marek Mejor, 'A Contribution to the Biography of Vasubandhu from Tibetan Sources,' IN: Louis Ligeti, ed., Tibetan and Buddhist Studies (Budapest 1984), vol. 2, pp. 159-173. BLP no. 1904 seems to supply the names of the authors of this work as Drung-pa Rgyal-tshab, Paṇ-chen Blo-bzang-ye-shes, and Dwags-po Blo-bzang-chos-grags (thus combining the authors of different Lam-rim Bla-ma histories into a single entry).
Entry no. 327: BLP no. 1177.
327.1: BLP no. 1656 seems to list Yongs-'dzin Ye-shes-rgyal-mtshan, Smyung-gnas Bla-ma Brgyud-pa'i Rnam-thar.
329.1: BLP no. 0429 lists a title by Ser-smad Blo-bzang-thugs-rje, Dga'-ldan Khri-chen Rim-byon-gyi Rnam-thar.
Entry no. 330: There is a brief biographical sketch of the author in the history by Gu-ru Bkra-shis (5-volume version), vol. 4, pp. 187-188.
Entry no. 332: This history is used in Vladimir Uspensky, The Life and Works of Ngag-dbang bkra-shis (1678-1738), the Second Abbot of the Bla-brang Bkra-shis-'khyil Monastery, contained in: TS7, vol. 2, pp. 1005-1010. Several Chinese sources on Bla-brang and its history are listed in Gray Tuttle's review of P.K. Nietupski, Labrang: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery at the Crossroads of Four Civilizations [Snow Lion, Ithaca 1999], contained in: Himalayan Research Bulletin, vol. 19, no. 1 (1999), pp. 65-68.
332.1: BLP no. 0149 lists a Sku-'bum Gdan-rabs by Dbal-mang Dkon-mchog-rgyal-mtshan.
Entry no. 332: BLP no. 1316, 1478.
Entry no. 334: This history is listed on fol. 18v.2 of Rin-chen-blo-bzang-mkhyen-rab, Rdo-rje Theg-pa'i Dkyil-'khor Chen-po-rnams-kyi Cho-ga Phyag-len-du Mdzad-pa'i Par-tho Dkar-chag dang 'Brel-ba'i Yig-cha Ngos-'dzin Thugs-rje'i Chu-rgyun, a woodblock print in 20 fols. This reads as follows: "Dpal-ldan Zhwa-lu'i Bstan-pa-la Bka'-drin Che-ba'i Skyes-bu Dam-pa-rnams-kyi Rnam-thar Ngo-mtshar Dad-pa'i 'Jug-ngog-la 236" (indicating that there were 236 folios). BLP nos. 1709, 1718, 1720. Note that BLP no. 1713 lists this work, but wrongly attributes authorship to Thub-bstan-'od-gsal-bstan-pa'i-nyi-ma. The date of composition given as 1835 in de Rossi Filibeck, Catalogue, vol. 2, p. 349 (no. 752, in 236 fols.). A woodblock print in 236 folios is listed in Drepung Catalog, p. 2012.
Entry no. 336: See PCKC, p. 50. According to J. Karsten, Bis-mdo Dgon-chen Bkra-shis-thos-bsam-chos-'khor-gling is a monastery located in A-mdo, 17 km. southwest of Hsün-hua and 5 km. southwest of Bis-mdo, founded in 1402. The author composed this work in his 36th year.
Entry no. 338: According to J. Karsten, there is a biographical sketch of the author in R. Kaschewsky, Das Leben des lamaistischen Heiligen Tson-kha-pa blo-bzan grags-pa, Otto Harrassowitz (Wiesbaden 1971), pp. 39-42. The same author compiled a short history of Sku-'bum Monastery (see the just cited book, p. 73 and following pages).
Entry no. 344: Stag-lung 'Dod-'jo-ba Ngag-dbang-bstan-pa'i-nyi-ma, Ra-kha-shag-gi Gdung-rabs, listed in BLP no. 1818.
344.1: 1800's. Shar Chos-rje Kun-dga'-dpal-ldan (19th century), Gsung-ngag Rin-po-che Lam 'Bras-bu dang bcas-pa'i Khog-phub Rnam-bshad-las Gdams-ngag-gi Byung-tshul Zin-ris Gsang-chen Bstan-pa Rgyas-byed-kyi Zhal-skyong Byin-rlabs Gzi Brgya 'Bar-ba, contained in: Sa-skya Lam-'brasn Literature Series, vol. 14, Sakya Centre (Dehra Dun 1983), pp. 155-195. Translated in Stearns, TRP, pp. 253-284. This text was completed by 'Jam-dbyangs-blo-gter-dbang-po (1847-1914).
Entry no. 345: One volume of the author's works are known to have been woodblock printed at Bkra-shis-lhun-po in 386 folios, although sometimes a 3-volume collection of his works is mentioned. Another brief biography of the author is found in Grags-can Mi-sna, pp. 872-874. There is a biography of the subsequent reincarnation of the Seng-chen (executed in Lhasa in 1887 for aiding Sarat Chandra Das) in K. Paul Johnson, The Masters Revealed: Madame Blavatsky & the Myth of the Great White Lodge, State University of New York Press (Albany 1994), pp. 198-206 (see particularly p. 210, where there is mention of "two large volumes on the history of the philosophical schools of Tibet... now being stereotyped at the Namring monastery"). BLP no. 2112.
Entry no. 346: Rgyal-sras Skal-bzang-thub-bstan, Chos-rgyal Rigs-ldan Byung-tshul, listed in BLP no. 0751 (should be given its own entry).
Entry no. 351: According to J. Karsten, the title here should actually be split into two titles: 1) Jam-dbyangs-bzhad-pa II, Gdan-sa Chen-po Sku-'bum Byams-pa-gling-gi Gdan-rabs Mu-tig Phreng-ba, and 2) Gser-tog V Ye-shes-thub-bstan-rgya-mtsho (1786-1839), Chos-sde Chen-po Sku-'bum Byams-pa-gling-gi Rten dang Brten-par Bcas-pa'i Dkar-chag Ched-du Brjod-pa'i Gtam Snyan Rna-ba'i Bcud-len (with reference to Johannes Schubert, "Eine Liste der Äbte von Kumbum," Artibus Asiae, vol. 4 [1930-32], pp. 209-244, especially p. 220 ff.). The second of these titles would be identical to our entry no. 375, below. BLP no. 0439 lists the title of a work by The-bo Ye-shes-thub-bstan-rgya-mtsho: Dga'-ldan Gser-khri Rim-byon-gyi Rnam-thar Rmad-byung Nor-bu'i Phreng-ba. BLP no. 0444: Dga'-ldan-pa Ye-shes-thub-bstan-rgya-mtsho, Dge-ldan Chos-'byung. BLP no. 1166: Ye-shes-thub-bstan-rgya-mtsho, Mdo-khams-kyi Chos-'byung Ngo-mtshar Gtam-gyi Sgo Brgya 'Byed-pa'i Lde'u-mig. BLP no. 1454: Ye-shes-thub-bstan-rgya-mtsho, Byang-rtse'i Chos-'byung Sngon-med Legs-bshad Mthong-ba 'Dzum-shor. BLP no. 1881: Rus-mdzod-las 'Phros-pa'i Gtam-du Bsnyad-pa Mu-tig 'Khri-shing. BLP no. 1941: Shar-rtse'i Chos-'byung 'Jam-dpal Snying-po'i Dgongs-rgyan Rab-tu Gsal-ba'i Me-long.
Entry no. 352: BLP no. 0498.
Entry no. 353: BLP no. 1207.
Entry no. 354: BLP no. 0647. For a discussion about this work, see Elmar R. Gruber, From the Heart of Tibet: The Biography of Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche, the Holder of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage, Shambhala (Boston 2010), pp. 181-182.
Entry no. 355: Russian-language titles devoted to this work are listed in Kolmaš, ‘Tibetologica Buryatica’, p. 66. Guilaine Mala, A Mahayanist Rewriting of the History of China by Mgon-po-skyabs in the Rgya-nag Chos-'byung, contained in: Bryan Cuevas & Kurtis Schaeffer, eds., Power, Politics and the Reinvention of Tradition: Tibet in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Brill (Leiden 2006), pp. 145-169. Thuken Losang Chökyi Nyima, The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems: A Tibetan Study of Asian Religious Thought, tr. by Geshé Lhundub Sopa, ed. by Roger R. Jackson, Wisdom Publications (Boston 2009).
Entry no. 357: According to J. Karsten, a fuller name for the author is Bsod-nams-bstan-'dzin-dpal-'byor-tshe-ring. Other brief biographies may be found in Grags-can Mi-sna, pp. 838-840, and in Luciano Petech, Aristocracy and Government in Tibet, 1728-1959, IsMEO (Rome 1973), pp. 55-59. For more on the work and its author, see C. Cüppers & P. Sørensen, A Collection of Tibetan Proverbs and Sayings, Franz Steiner Verlag (Stuttgart 1998), pp. xvii-xxv, where it is said that the author was not actually the son of the subject of this biography. BLP no. 0669 (probably also the Rdo-ring Gdung-rabs listed in BLP no. 1180).
Entry no. 358: BLP no. 0125.
Entry no. 359: BLP nos. 0732, 2016.
Entry no. 360: Stag-lung-brag-pa'i Dga'-ldan Gdan-rabs, listed in BLP no. 1023.
Entry no. 361: BLP nos. 0427, 0430. De Rossi Filibeck, Catalogue, vol. 2, p. 349 (nos. 753-754) gives the date of composition as 1810-1831, saying it ought to have the biographies of the 47th through 71st abbots, covering the years 1699-1830, but the biographies of the 69th and 70th are missing from this example.
Entry no. 362: Note that the volume is actually a collection of the author's miscellaneous works, and the historical work in question appears at the beginning of the volume, on pp. 1-36. The work itself gives 1540 as the birthdate of Bstan-gnyis-gling-pa.
Entry no. 362.1: Brag-dkar Rta-so Sprul-sku Mi-pham-chos-kyi-dbang-phyug (b. 1775),  Dpal-ldan Gur-rigs Mdo-chen Brgyud-pa'i Lo-rgyus Nyung-ngu'i Ngag-gi Brjod-pa Padma-ra-ga'i Phreng-ba;  Chos-ldan Sa-skyongs 'Bur-pa / Sa-me-rje'i Gdung-rab Lo-rgyus Dri-med Bai-ḍūrya'i Phreng-ba;  Gangs-can Bod-yul-gyi Rgyal-rabs Lo-rgyus Kha-skongs Sa-bon tsam Smos-pa Tshig-nyung Don-gsal. This set of three works appears in the catalog of the NGMPP, reel no. E3070/2 (running no. E53277), as a cursive manuscript in 62 fols., filmed in 1997, in the possession of Lachen Rinpoche at Lachen, Sikkim; author's name given in the card catalog as Rig-'dzin Chos-kyi-dbang-phyug (=Chos-kyi-rgyal-mtshan). The same author wrote a work entitled Grub-pa'i Gnas-chen Brag-dkar Rta-so'i Gnas dang Gdan-rab Bla-ma Brgyud-pa'i Lo-rgyus Mdo-tsam Brjod-pa Mos-ldan Dad-pa'i Gdung-sel Drang-srong Dga'-ba'i Dal Gtam, Nepal National Archives microfilm, reel no. L940/8, in 52 fols. A supplement to this last has been published with the title Gdan-rabs Lo-rgyus Drang-srong Dga'-ba'i Dal-gtam-gyi Kha-skong in the works of Brag-dkar-ba Dkar-brgyud-bstan-'dzin-nor-bu (1899-1959), Gsung-'bum, D.L. Tashigangpa (Leh 1996), pp. 1-66.
Entry no. 363: The blocks for the 47-folio work were actually kept at Dga'-ldan Shar-rtse Monastery; see Three Dkar Chag's, Ngawang Gelek Demo (New Delhi 1970), p. 201. Listed in BLP nos. 0437, 1942.
364.1: 1817. Brag-dkar Rta-so Sprul-sku Mi-pham-chos-kyi-dbang-phyug (1775-1837), Dpal-ldan Gso-ba Rig-pa'i Khog-'bugs Don Nyung-ngu'i Ngag-gi Gtam-du Bya-ba Drang-srong Kun-tu Dgyes-pa'i Rol-mo. This work is signaled in Franz-Karl Ehrhard, The Biography of sMan-bsgom Chos-rje Kun-dga' dpal-ldan (1735-1804) as a Source for the Sino-Nepalese War, contained in: B. Kellner, et al., eds., Pramāṇakīrtiḥ: Papers Dedicated to Ernst Steinkellner on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday, Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde (Vienna 2007), pp. 115-133, at p. 123, note 9. On p. 129, Ehrhard lists another title by the same author on Nepalese history: Bal-yul-gyi Gnas dang Rten-gyi Lo-rgyus Nges-par Brjod-pa'i 'Khrul-spong Nor-bu'i Me-long.
Entry no. 365: Sechen Jagchid (The Mongol Khans and Chinese Buddhism and Taoism, Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, vol. 2, no. 1 , pp. 7-28, at p. 28, n. 41) makes reference to a Japanese translation by Koho Hashimoto published in Tokyo in 1940 under the title Moko ramakyo shi (‘History of Mongolian Lamaism'). Here also it appears that the work was wrongly attributed to 'Jigs-med-nam-mkha'. It seems that a one-volume collection of three works by our author exists in the Baradin collection in St. Petersburg (see V.L. Uspensky, Old Tibetan and Mongolian Collections in the Libraries of St. Petersburg, Asian Research Trends, no. 6 , p. 182, entry no. 20, which reads, "There [i.e., three] works by gu-shri Blo-bzang tshe-'phel. 1 vol."). Piotr Klafkowski, 'History of Buddhism in Mongolia in Tibetan Historiography with Special Reference to the Hor.Chos.hByung Literature,' IN: Sanghasen Singh & Géza Bethlenfalvy, eds., Papers on the Literature of Northern Buddhism presented at the Körösi Csoma Memorial Seminar, April 11, 1977, Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi (Delhi 1979), pp. 38-57. Listed in BLP no. 0715, but with the author's name given as Su-dhwa-a-shwa-gho-ṣha, and in BLP no. 0718, with the author's name Gu-shri Tshe-'phel. BLP no. 2063 lists this work with the author's name given as Dbyangs-can-sgeg-pa'i-blo-gros, a name not otherwise known to me.
Entry no. 366: According to J. Karsten, Ju-nang is a transcription of Mongolian jinong, a noble title.
Entry no. 367: This was also published as part a Tibetan-style dpe-cha, with cover title 'Dzam-gling Rgyas-bshad dang / Spyi-bshad Gnyis-kyi Rtsom-pa-po'i Lo-rgyus dang / Gleng-gzhi, Bod-ljongs Mi-dmangs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 1986), pp. 100-255, based on a cursive manuscript with a colophon supplying the date 1830. There is a paragraph about this work in René von Nebesky-Wojkowitz, Where the Gods are Mountains, Weidenfeld & Nicolson (London 1956), pp. 51-52. Vladimir Uspensky informs us that Btsan-po Nomonhan died in 1839, and hence the death date of 1838 ought to be corrected. The following is from another communication from V. Uspensky: "Also sMin-grol wrote at Kowalewski's request a history of Buddhism. Unfortunately, this manuscript was burnt in the fire in 1863 in Warsaw during a revolt against the Russian rule." Kolmaš, 'Catalogue,' pp. 22-3 (no. 32) describes a photocopy of an original manuscript (in 204 fols.) kept at the Library of the Academy of the Sciences of the Mongolian People's Republic. Note the following passages from Sarat Chandra Das, Journey to Lhasa and Central Tibet, Manjusri (New Delhi 1970): "In the evening I saw the Tung-chen, who gave me a very valuable manuscript entitled Dsamling gyeshe, or 'General account of the world.' I carried it off with me to my house to read" (p. 82) and "He said he was very sorry that he was unable to copy the manuscript of the Dsam-ling-gyeshe, but recommended Dungyig Phurching; and the latter agreed to do the copying at the rate of six leaves for a tanka, exclusive of ink and paper" (p. 68). BLP no. 1702. BLP no. 1704 seems to list this same work, but with a very different title: 'Dzam-gling Bshad-pa Thag-ring Gsal-bar Mthong-byed, giving the author's name in the form 'Jam-dpal-chos-kyi-bstan-'dzin-phrin-las. An English translation of the section on India was translated in Lama Sherab Rhaldi, India in 'Dzam-gling Rgyas-bshad, Bulletin of Tibetology, vol. 20, no 2 (1984), pp. 21-35.
Entry no. 368: Our version A was based on a Sde-dge print in 88 folios, with marginal notation nga, showing that it is part four in a set (original seen in the library of E. Gene Smith).
Entry no. 369: Listed in BLP no. 0586.
Entry no. 370: BLP no. 1206. Version B is available on IASWR microfiche, set 15, "Dpal." The translation by Kolmaš has been critically reviewed by W.J. de Jong in Indo-Iranian Journal, vol. 12 (1970), pp. 274-275.
Entry no. 371: Peter Schwieger, The Lineage of the Noble House of Ga-zi in East Tibet, Kailash, vol. 18 (1996), nos. 3-4, pp. 115-132. De Rossi Filibeck, Catalogue, vol. 2, p. 348 (no. 750). For a manuscript of this same work kept in the Potala, see PPTK, pp. 153-154, which includes an outline of the 36 (or 37) chapters.
Entry no. 372: The life of the author has been the subject of articles by Hans-Rainer Kämpfe: Die Biographie des 3. Pekinger lCaṅ skya-Qutuqtu Ye śes bstan pa'i rgyal mc'an (1787-1846), Zentralasiatische Studien, vol. 10 (1976), pp. 225-285; vol. 11 (1977), pp. 132-175. Thanks to J. Karsten for this reference.
Entry no. 374: Ye-shes-tshul-khrims, et al., eds., Lcags-stag Zhib-gzhung, Krung-go'i Bod-kyi Shes-rig Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 1989); see PCKC, pp. 234-235, which also has reference to a Chinese translation. According to Geoff Childs (in TS7, vol. 1, p. 147, n. 20), this work is a revision of a similar document called Lcags-spre Zhib-gzhung, made in the year 1740. There is reference to this in Leonard R. Chapela, Economic Institutions of Buddhist Tibet,' Tibet Journal, vol. 17, no. 3 (Autumn 1992), pp. 2-40, at pp. 17, 86, where it is called a "list of ownership and taxes." In Pabongka Rinpoche Jampa Tenzin Trinley Gyatso (1874-1941), Liberation in Our Hands: Part Two, The Fundamentals, transcribed & edited by Yongzin Trijang Rinpoche Losang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, tr. by Sera Mey Geshe Lobsang Tharchin & Artemus B. Engle, Mahayana Sutra and Tantra Press (Howell, New Jersey 1994), p. 223, the aim of this document was a revision of the Tibetan constitution (?).
Entry no. 375: Gser-tog Mkhan-po Ye-shes-thub-bstan-rgya-mtsho, Sku-'bum Byams-pa-gling-gi Gdan-rabs Mu-tig Phreng-ba Rten dang Brten-par bcas-pa'i Dkar-chag Ched-du Brjod-pa Rna-ba'i Bcud-len, listed in BLP nos. 0139 & 0151 (note that only the final part of the title differs from that of the 1903 history of Sku-'bum).
Entry no. 377.1: 1845. Sgrub-sprul Phrin-las-rgya-mtsho, Gdams-ngag Bka'-rgya-can Lnga-yi Bla-ma Brgyud-pa'i Rnam-thar Dad Gsum Chu-gter 'Phel-byed Ngo-mtshar Zla-ba'i Me-long, Drukpa Plouray (Plouray, France 2009). Available also as PDF at TBRC website. No. 292, above, by ther same author, ought to be moved here to join this one.
Entry no. 380: Also published by Mtsho-sngon Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Xining 1988), in 32 pp. This work also contained in: Dpal-sprul Snyan-rtsom Gces-btus, Si-khron Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Chengdu 1992), pp. 43-78. BLP no. 0590, has the title Rgyal-rabs 'Bol-rtsom Nyung-ngu. BLP no. 1049 lists the Bstan-rtsis Nyin-byed Snang-ba.
Entry no. 383: We should also note the existence of the Vairocana biography entitled Bai-ro'i 'Dra-'bag Chen-mo, contained in: The Rgyud-'bum of Vairocana, Tashi Y. Tashigangpa (Leh 1971), vol. 8, pp. 405-605, unfortunately missing some pages, and quite difficult to read in the microfiche version available to me. This doesn't seem to form an integral part of the tantra collection (see the summary of this work, with discussion of its history, in Karmay, The Great Perfection, pt. 1, chap. 1). However, two short semi-independent works of historical nature are included within the first text in volume 1, and these would seem to date to about the 12th century when the collection was put together. It would seem that the death date for Khams-smyon ought to be later than 1906 when he composed a biography (under the name Chos-kyi-seng-ge, alias Mkha'-spyod-dgyes-pa'i-rdo-rje) of Pha Dam-pa Sangs-rgyas.
Entry no. 385: Notice that the collected works of one Blo-bzang-dpal-ldan (1881-1944) have been published (see PCKC, p. 351). It seems possible, even if not likely, that he could be identified with our author. The substance of the author's disagreements with Mi-pham forms the subject of a new book: Paul Williams, The Reflexive Nature of Awareness: A Tibetan Madhyamaka Defence, Curzon (Surrey 1998), particularly chapter 6, pp. 106-118, where he is called Tre-bo Brag-dkar Sprul-sku Blo-bzang-dpal-ldan-bstan-'dzin. BLP no. 1654. But see the biography in Dung-dkar Rin-po-che's dictionary, pp. 1493-1494, which says was born in 1809 (the same date also given in Mkhas-grub Rim-byon, p. 1131).
Entry no. 387: BLP no. 2068.
Entry no. 388: There is still another biographical sketch of the author in Luciano Petech, Aristocracy and Government in Tibet, 1728-1959, IsMEO (Rome 1973), pp. 165-180. Thanks to J. Karsten for this reference.
Entry no. 390: The autobiography of Kong-sprul and its continuation by his disciple is available in at least three printings, the most recent is: Kong-sprul Yon-tan-rgya-mtsho & Karma-bkra-shis-chos-'phel, Kong-sprul Yon-tan-rgya-mtsho'i Rnam-thar, Si-khron Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Chengdu 1997), with thanks to Katia Buffetrille for the reference.
Entry no. 391: The following references were supplied by J. Karsten: There was a woodblock edition from A-mchog Dga'-ldan-chos-'khor-gling, but the blocks were destroyed by the troops of Ma Pu-fang (1903-1975). A print from these blocks was photomechanically reproduced in the edition by Yon-tan-rgya-mtsho. There was also a 1972 edition by H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama printed at Jayyed Press (Delhi). There has been a Chinese translation by Wu Yün, Chi-tsu and Ma Shih-lin published under the title An-to cheng chiao shih, published in Lanzou in 1989. Three Russian-language articles and a book by R.N. Dugarov devoted to this history are listed in Kolmaš, ‘Tibetologica Buryatica’, pp. 60-75, at p. 66, notes 26-27. BLP no. 1171: Brag-dgon Bstan-pa-rab-rgyas, Mdo-smad-kyi Chos-'byung Ngo-mtshar Rgya-mtsho.
Entry no. 395: Have seen a 235-fol. woodblock print in library of E. Gene Smith, with marginal titles Gter-rnam [r.] and Gter Mdzod Gter Brgya'i Rnam-thar [v.]. BLP no. 0986. Kong-sprul Karma-ngag-dbang-yon-tan-rgya-mtsho, Zab-mo'i Gter dang Gter-ston Grub-thob Ji-ltar Byon-pa'i Lo-rgyus Mdor-bsdus-su Bkod-pa Rin-chen Be-ḍūrya'i Phreng-ba, Bod-ljongs Mi-dmangs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 2007), in 527 pages.
Entry no. 398: BLP no. 2062.
398.1: circa 1890. Karma-ratna (aka Mkhan-po Karma-rin-chen-dar-rgyas), 'Og-min Karma'i Gdan-rabs Lo-rgyus Khu-byug Gzhon-nu'i Mgrin-glu, a 31-fol. ms. in possession of Tashi Tsering (McLeod Ganj). Someone crudely penciled in the Arabic page nos. 497-557. The author signs his name, "Mkhan-ming 'Dul-ba 'Dzin-pa Karma-ratna. This work was not located in the author's published collected works: The Collected Works (Gsung-'bum) of Mkhan-po Karma-rin-chen-dar-rgyas of Lho Karma Dgon in Tibet, "reproduced from a collection of mss. brought from Nang-chen in Khams" (New Delhi 1984-6), in four vols. History of the abbatial succession of the Karma monastery, founded by Karma-pa I Dus-gsum-mkhyen-pa (1123-1193), that gave the Karma-pa school its name. Other works by the same author may be located in The Collected Rediscovered Teachings (Gter-ma) of Gter-chen Mchog-gyur-gling-pa (New Delhi 1977), some of them with dates in the 1880's and '90's. In vol. 30, pp. 161-172, of this same collection is located a work on Karma Monastery entitled Gnas-chen Nyer-lnga'i Gsung-gi Gnas-mchog 'Og-min Karma'i Gnas-yig, said to have been transcribed by Mchog-gyur-gling-pa with the help of Shes-rab-rgyal-mtshan. What appears to be a different historical title by the same author is listed in BLP no. 1913: Mkhan-po Karma-rin-chen, Lo-rgyus Gdung-sel Dril-gzhol.
Entry no. 399: According to Three Dkar Chag's, Ngawang Gelek Demo (New Delhi 1970), p. 243, the Mtshur-phu woodblocks were for a 146-folio edition. The 1994 edition, Collected Biographies of the Successive Embodiments of the Karmapas (1st to 16th), Konchog Lhadrepa (Delhi 1994), in 786 pages, also includes biographies of the fifteenth and sixteenth Black Hat Karma-pas, composed by Kar-sras Kong-sprul Mkhyen-brtse'i-'od-zer (1904-1953) and Khra-'gu Rin-po-che (b. 1933), respectively. The portion of this publication that is by Sman-sdong was reproduced based on tracings from the woodblock prints that were carved at Sman-sdong Monastery in Gtsang. The biography of the 10th Karma-pa has been translated by Hugh Richardson in Chos-dbyings rdo-rje, the Tenth Black Hat Karma-pa, contained in: High Peaks, Pure Earth, Serindia (London 1998), pp. 499-515 (originally published in Bulletin of Tibetology, n.s. 1 , pp. 25-42). I was able to see a photocopy of a 235-fol. Mtshur-phu woodblock print in the library of E. Gene Smith.
Entry no. 400: Published in SKCB, vol. 6, pp. 193-220, but not yet seen. Two other works by the same author are found in the same volume, pp. 221-253, but although they may be historical in their subject matter, they belong to the genre of letters. The two titles are: Gangs-ri'i Khrod-kyi Klog-pa Nyan Bshad-pa-rnams-kyi Snyan-du Springs-pa Thos-bsam 'Chi-med Bdud-rtsi and Gangs-ri'i Khrod-kyi Spong-ba Bsam-gtan-pa-rnams-kyi Snyan-du Springs-pa Bsgom-pa 'Chi-med Bdud-rtsi.
Entry no. 401: BLP no. 0289.
Entry no. 402: BLP no. 1925 seems to combine this and another of Mkhyen-brtse's works in a single entry.
Entry no. 403: Published in SKCB, vol. 6, pp. 1-153, but not yet seen.
Entry no. 403.1: 'Jam-dbyangs-mkhyen-brtse'i-dbang-po, Legs-par Sbyar-ba'i Bstan-bcos-kyi Byung-tshul Cung-zad Bshad-pa Ngo-mtshar Zla Gsar-pa'i 'Dzum Phreng, contained in: SKCB, vol. 6, pp. 184-192, but not yet seen. Evidently this is a history of treatises on Sanskrit language.
Entry no. 404: Published in SKCB, vol. 6, pp. 154-183, but not yet seen.
405.1: 'Jam-dbyangs-mkhyen-brtse'i-dbang-phyug, Gdams-ngag Byung-tshul-gyi Zin-bris Gsang-chen Bstan-pa Rgyas-byed ces bya-ba Kha'u-brag-rdzong-pa'[i Bzhed-pa Ma-nor-ba Ban-rgan Mkhyen-brtse'i Nyams-len, contained in: Sa-skya Lam-'bras Literature Series, Sakya Centre (Dehra Dun 1983), vol. 14, pp. 1-54.
406.1: Dka'-bcu Dge-slong Bstan-pa-rgya-mtsho, Kyai-rdor Grwa-tshang Gsang-sngags-dar-rgyas-gling-gi Gdan-rabs Gsang-chen Chos-kyi Nyi-ma, a Bla-brang woodblock print in 37 fols., seen in library of E. Gene Smith.
Entry no. 407: Buescher, no. 555.
Entry no. 408: BLP no. 1040 has the title Bstan-pa'i Gnas-tshad Legs-bshad Gsal-ba'i Sgron-me.
Entry no. 410: BLP nos. 0413, 0612.
410.1: circa 1900? Yongs-'dzin Nges-don-rgya-mtsho (b. 1859?), 'Phags-pa Thugs-rje-chen-po'i Sgrub-thabs-kyi Bla-ma Brgyud-pa'i Rnam-thar Rin-chen Phreng-ba, D. Tsondu Senghe Yorey Tsang (Delhi 2004), in book format in 154 pages. A 'Bri-gung-pa work on the teachers who transmitted the fasting rites of Mahākāruṇika. We may know from the lineage given in the colophon that he was a disciple of Rje-btsun Dkon-mchog-chos-skyabs, the 34th abbot of 'Bri-gung. The author's collected works have been published: Nges-don-rgya-mtsho (b. 1859), The Collected Works (Gsung 'bum) of 'Bri-gung Nges-don Rin-po-che Nges-don-'dzam-gling-chos-bsgrags-rgya-mtsho, Tsondu Senghe Yorey Tsang (Delhi 2000), although not yet seen.
410.2: circa 1900? Byams-me-lha-mchog Chos-dpal-rgya-mtsho, a continuation ('phro-mthud) of the 'Brug-pa Bka'-brgyud-pa history by Sgrub-sprul 'Phrin-las-rgya-mtsho (listed above). Little is known about this beyond the fact of its existence. Thanks to E. Gene Smith for this information.
Entry no. 412: Kolmaš lists the author as Sheila Dhar.
Entry no. 413: The website of the National Library of Bhutan says that this "Druk gyi Gyalrab (History of Bhutan)" was edited and published by them in December 2007.
Entry no. 420: According to J. Karsten, the dates of the author are 1845 to 1915, and his autobiography is contained in the text of this history. A Chinese translation by Kou Ho-ch'ing, under the title T'a-erh ssu chi, has appeared (Xining 1986). J. Karsten has obtained a copy of the woodblock print in 300 folios, from the printery Dpar-khang Ngo-mtshar-rin-chen-gling (founded 1827).
421.1: 1901. Tshe-brtan (Kha-la-rtse-pa Me-me, d. 1905), Kha-la-tse-pa Me-me Tshe-brtan-gyis Bshad-pa'i [M]tha'-dmag-gi Lo-rgyus, contained in: A.H. Francke, Antiquities of Indian Tibet, Asian Educational Services (New Delhi 1992), vol. 2, pp. 245-256, with Tibetan-script text and annotated English translation. An oral account, as dictated to Ye-shes-rig-'dzin in 1901, of the Dogra Wars of 1834-1842. A lithographic copy limited to 40 to 50 copies was printed in Leh in 1903. Francke's wife translated it into German and some 50 copies of it were printed. I noticed a copy of what apparently was the 1903 edition in the University Library at Oslo, Norway, although I didn't note down any of the bibliographical details. It was a thin pamphlet, in quite fragile condition, and so apparently quite old.
Entry no. 422: According to J. Karsten, the author's dates are really 1864 to 1910. One may find reference to a "Chronicle of the Kings of Sikkim," and a sketch of Sikkimese history evidently based on the same, in René von Nebesky-Wojkowitz, Where the Gods are Mountains: Three Years among the People of the Himalayas, Weidenfeld & Nicolson (London 1956), pp. 118-123. See now Brigitte Steinmann, On the Opening of the sBas Yul 'Bras mo'i gshongs according to the Chronicle of the Rulers of Sikkim: Pilgrimage as a Metaphorical Model of the Submission of Foreign Populations, contained in: A.C. McKay, ed., Pilgrimage in Tibet, Curzon (Surrey 1998), pp. 117-142, which contains a highly significant study of the text, announcing the intention of publishing the English text. It is also perhaps worthwhile to mention H.H. Risley, History of Sikkim, Journal of the Buddhist Text Society (Calcutta), vol. 4, pt. 1 (1896), appendix 2, pp. 6-16. A section from the English translation is reproduced in Elliot Sperling, 'Rtsa-mi Lo-tsā-ba Sangs-rgyas grags-pa and the Tangut Background to Early Mongol-Tibetan Relations', contained in: P. Kværne, ed., Tibetan Studies, The Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture (Oslo 1994), volume 2, pp. 801-824, at pp. 823-824. BLP no. 0230.
Entry no. 424: J. Karsten informs me that the work published by Das has nothing to do with the work of Nor-nang. BLP no. 1751.
Entry no. 425: Published under the cover title Zhe-chen Rgyal-tshab Chos-'byung, Si-khron Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Chengdu 1994), in 419 pages. With table of contents, no index. This title, in a slightly shorter form, is listed in BLP no. 0610, but the author is given as Kong-sprul Yon-tan-rgya-mtsho (see also no. 0746).
Entry no. 426: BLP no. 1044.
Entry no. 427: The following notes are thanks to J. Karsten. A biographical sketch of the author may be found in Luciano Petech, Aristocracy and Government in Tibet, 1728-1959, IsMEO (Rome 1973), p. 159. The author was a younger brother of Bka'-drung Nor-nang (see Shakabpa II, p. 207, n. 37). The 1936 printing was done at Kalimpong. See Smith, Catalogue, p. 127.
427.1: 1912. Karma-pa XV Mkha'-khyab-rdo-rje (1845-1924), Dpal Ye-shes-kyi Mgon-po Rdo-rje Ber Nag-po-can-gyi Lo-rgyus Kun-gyi Spyod-yul Ma Yin-pa'i Mchog Gsang Gsal-bar Bsgrags-pa Ngo-mtshar Rgya-mtsho'i Sprin-gyi Rnga-bo-che, contained in: The Collected Works of H.H. the Fifteenth Zhwa-nag Karma-pa Mkha'-khyab-rdo-rje, Lama Ngodrup & Sherab Drimey (Paro 1981), vol. 14, pp. 217-344. A history of the special form of Mahākala employed as Dharma Protector in the Karma Bka'-brgyud-pa school.
Entry no. 428: The following additions are thanks to J. Karsten. There is a biographical sketch of the author in Luciano Petech, Aristocracy and Government in Tibet, 1728-1959, IsMEO (Rome 1973), pp. 181-183. The author's date of death is the 30th day of the 10th month of 1918, according to Bod-kyi Lo-rgyus Rig-gnas Dpyad-gzhi'i Rgyu-cha Bdams-bsgrigs, series no. 5 [general series no. 14], Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 1992), p. 69.
429.1: 1918 Bde-chen-chos-kyi-dbang-mo (b. 1868), Mkha'-'gro Rgya-mtsho'i Rnam-thar Gsang-ba'i Mdzod Nyi-ma'i Snying-po Mun-sel Sgron-ma, ‘Sacred Biography of the Ocean [Infinitude] of Sky Goers: Treasury of Secrets, Heart of the Sun, Lamp to Banish Obscurity,' a collective biography of famous Bonpo women, revealed to Bde-chen-chos-kyi-dbang-mo (b. 1868) in 1918 at the sacred mountain Mu-rdo in Rgyal-mo-rong, eastern Tibet. The published version of this work was located in the 192-volume 2nd edition of the Bon Kanjur at vol. no. 189, pp. 1-281. It has also been published as Mkha'-'gro Rgya-mtsho'i Rnam-thar, "revealed from its place of concealment by Mkha'-'gro Bde-chen-dbang-mo, reproduced from a blockprint from Nyag-rong Dbal-khyung Dgon-pa blocks," Patshang Lama Sonam Gyaltsen, TBMC (Dolanji 1985). Both publications are based on the exact same xylographic print. Still another publication, entitled Zab-gsang Mkha'-'gro'i Snying-thig-las / Gnas Gsum Mkha'-'gro Rgya-mtsho'i Bka'-yi Thang-yig Gsang-ba'i Mdo-chen Nyi-ma'i Snying-po Mun-sel Sgron-me, contained in: Tibetan Bonpo Tanjur, Tempai Nyima (Chengdu 1998), vol. 149, pp. 69-442 (see Katen, p. 974, and note the biography of the author, Dbang-mo'i Rnam-thar, on pp. 800-1182 in the same volume 149). Subject of a forthcoming paper by Donatella Rossi, ‘Sacred Female Biographies in the Bon Religion: A 20th-Century gter ma,' given at the 8th triennial meeting of the International Association for Tibetan Studies (Bloomington 1998).
Entry no. 430: S. Bira, O "Zolotoi knige" Damdina (Ulan Bator 1964), is a book primarily devoted to this history, and a review of it by J.W. de Jong was published in T'oung Pao, vol. 54 (1968), pp. 173-189. Thanks to V.L. Uspensky (St. Petersburg) for this reference. Listed in BLP no. 0717, but with the author's name given as 'Jam-dbyangs-dgyes-pa'i-bshes-gnyen.
Entry no. 432: Another edition: Bkra-shis-rgyal-mtshan, Legs-bshad Rin-po-che'i Mdzod Dpyod-ldan Dga'-ba'i Char, ed. by Blo-rdor, Bod-ljongs Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 1987), in 135 pp. See PCKC, p. 29. BLP no. 1910.
Entry no. 433: Published under the title Si-tu-pa Chos-kyi-rgya-mtsho'i Gangs-ljongs Dbus Gtsang Gnas-bskor Lam-yig Nor-bu Zla-shel-gyi Se-mo-do, Bod-ljongs Bod-yig Dpe-rnying Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 1999), in 392 pp. This publication includes a table of contents, a sketch of the author's life and his photograph.
Entry no. 434: According to J. Karsten, there is a biographical sketch of the author in Luciano Petech, Aristocracy and Government in Tibet, 1728-1959, IsMEO (Rome 1973), p. 142 ff. He died on the 12th of November, 1926. The British Library version contains annotations by Charles Bell. The old British Library numbers have been changed.
Entry no. 436: Khyung-sprul is also author of a brief and undated Bon history. It is among a group of selected works of the author, titled collectively as Gtam-tshogs that is found appended to a publication of his biography. Khyung-sprul 'Jigs-med-nam-mkha'i-rdo-rje, G.yung-drung Bon Bstan Byung-tshul-gyi Gtam Rtsa-rgyud Bla-ma'i Gsung Thos, contained in: Dpal-ldan-tshul-khrims, The Biography of Khyung-sprul 'Jigs-med-nam-mkha'i-rdo-rje, "reproduced by Sonam Dakpa from a Lithographic Print Published in Delhi in 1957," TBMC (New Thobgyal 1972), vol. 2, pp. 448-464. It was written at the behest of one Ngag-dbang-phrin-las, a follower of both Rnying-ma-pa and Dkar-brgyud-pa teachings. For information on the author, see now Khyung-sprul 'Jigs-med nam-mkha' rdo-rje (1897-1995): An Early Twentieth-Century Tibetan Pilgrim in India, contained in: A.C. McKay, ed., Pilgrimage in Tibet, Curzon (Surrey 1998), pp. 71-84, and pay attention to the different dates!
437.1: Anonymous, Stong-'khor Zla-ba-rgyal-mtshan Sku-phreng Rim-byon-gyi Rnam-thar, Krung-go'i Bod Rig-pa Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 2005). The date comes from the chronological discussion on p. 8. See Per Sørensen's contribution to the Steinkellner Festschrift, "Restless Relic."
Entry no. 438: According to the colophon, the author's name is Ngag-dbang-drag-shul-'phrin-las-rin-chen-bkra-shis-grags-pa-rgyal-mtshan-dpal-bzang-po, and he was the 34th abbot of Sa-skya. He served as abbot between the years 1915 and 1932. Apparently this history was first published by the Si-khron Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang in 1990. It covers the history of Sa-skya abbots between the years 1729 and 1932. Drag-shul intended it as a continuation of the Gdung-rabs by A-myes-zhabs (on which, see above).
438.1: 1935. Bdud-'joms Rin-po-che 'Jigs-bral-ye-shes-rdo-rje (1904-1987), Dpal Rdo-rje-phur-bu Bdud-'joms Gnam-lcags Spu-gri'i Lo-rgyus Chos-kyi Byung-tshul Mdo-tsam Spros-pa Skal-bzang Rna-ba'i Dga'-ston. Buescher, no. 374.
Entry no. 439: According to J. Karsten, the Tibetan text is a translation of the 1941 work by Gould, and not that of 1946. Karsten also notes that the year of Lcang-can Bsod-nams-rgyal-po's birth may need to be changed to 1899. A biographical sketch of the latter is to be found in Luciano Petech, Aristocracy and Government in Tibet, 1728-1959, IsMEO (Rome 1973), p. 214 ff. The colophon is transcribed in Kolmaš, 'Catalogue,' p. 21 (no. 30). Reprint of the 1941 publication: Sir. B.J. Gould, "Discovery, Recognition and Installation of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama," contained in: Discovery, Recognition and Enthronement of the 14th Dalai Lama: A Collection of Accounts by Khemey Sonam Wangdu, Sir Basil J. Gould and Hugh E. Richardson, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (Dharamsala 2000), Part Two, pp. 53-101.
Entry no. 440: Dge-'dun-chos-'phel, Deb-ther Dkar-po, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 2002/2005), in 117 pages. The birthdate of Dge-'dun-chos-'phel should be 1903, as pointed out by Toni Huber. The woodblocks for this work kept in the residence of the Hor-khang family were for a print in 46 pages, according to Three Dkar Chag's, Ngawang Gelek Demo (New Delhi 1970), p. 239. There are a number of biographical sources on Dge-'dun-chos-'phel that were not listed here, including very recently: Rdo-rje-rgyal, 'Dzam-gling Rig-pa'i Dpa'-bo Rdo-brag Dge-'dun-chos-'phel-gyi Byung-ba Brjod-pa Bden Gtam Rna-ba'i Bcud-len, Kansu'u Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lanzhou 1997), in 296 pp. The English translation was reviewed and criticized by Hugh Richardson, "Dge-'dun-chos-'phel's Unfinished," in High Peaks, Pure Earth, Serindia (1998), pp. 82-88, which first appeared in Tibetan Review, October 1978, pp. 19-22. On the subject of Dge-'dun-chos-'phel's lost history, see the introduction to Samten Norboo's White Annals, p. 11: "Though Deb-ther dkar-po is a brief work, the author had plans to compile an exhaustive and detailed volume devoted to Tibetan history covering a period up to the recent past. According to the testimony of Professor Ngawang Jinpa of St. Joseph's College, Darjeeling, this large compilation had been completed and the manuscript in the custody of Mr. Ma-nang A-po, an associate of the author. Unfortunately we have lost track of the manuscript, following the demise of Mr. A-po." There seems to be a general trend to spread stories about the lost works of Dge-'dun-chos-'phel that may or may not be in someone's personal possession, and I've heard similar stories about his lost botanical work. That does not mean that there is no truth to the stories, just that they are difficult to verify. BLP no. 1438.
Entry no. 441: Also published under author and title: Padma-kun-bzang-rang-grol, Rgyal-bstan Grub-mtha' Ris-med-kyi Chos-'byung Mdor-bsdus, Si-khron Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Chengdu 1986/7), in 193 pp. According to this publication, the author's name is Mkhar-legs Sprul-sku Padma-kun-bzang-rang-grol (1916-1984), and he composed this history in the year 1957.
447.1: 1951. Sangs-rgyas-kyi Ring-bsrel Bod-du Byon-pa (= Sangs-rgyas dang Nyan-thos Mchog Zung-gi Ring-bsrel Rin-po-che Bod-gzhung-nas Gdan-zhu Bskyangs-pa, Government of Tibet (Lhasa? 1951). This book was made to commemorate the visit of Buddha's relics to Tibet, with text in both Tibetan and English. Have seen only a photocopy in possession of E. Gene Smith. It seems to have been reprinted in recent years.
447.2: mid- to late-1900's. Khri-tsho Mkhan-po Blo-gros-bzang-po (b. 1924), Rgyan Drug Mchog Gnyis-kyi Rnam-thar, contained in: Rgyan Drug Mchog Gnyis-kyi Rnam-thar dang Lta-ba Mdor-bsdus-pa, Jamyang Samten (Delhi 1979), pp. 1-111. This would seem to be a collective biography, but it is mainly philosophical in content.
Entry no. 450: J. Karsten supplied the following references to modern Chinese-language works on Bya-khyung. Ma Lien-lung, "Hsia-ch'iung ssu chi ch'i ming-seng," Hsi Tsang yen-chiu, 2nd issue of the year 1987, pp. 116-122. Tung-chi ts'ai-jen (i.e., Don-grub-tshe-ring), "Hsia-ch'iung ssu li-shi kai-yao," Hsi Tsang yen-chiu, 1st issue of the year 1985, p. 106 ff. A guidebook to the A-ra-pa-tsa Temple at Bya-khyung: Shar-gdong Blo-bzang-bshad-sgrub-rgya-mtsho, Bya-khyung A-ra-pa-tsa'i Sgrub-khang-gi Dkar-chag 'Jam-dbyangs Mchod-pa'i Me-tog, Mtsho-sngon Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Xining 1989), in 149 pp.
Entry no. 455: Evidently this has now been republished separately under a slightly different title: Tenzin Namdak (b. 1926), G.yung-drung Bon-gyi Bstan-pa'i 'Byung-khungs (=Brief History of Bon Religion in Tibet, N. Wangyal Marong (Oachghat 1995), but not yet seen. This book was originally published under identical title, G.yung-drung Bon-gyi Bstan-pa'i 'Byung-khungs Nyung-bsdus, with added English title, "A Short History of Bön Religion by Lama Tenzing Namdag," by Tibetan Mirror Press (Kalimpong (1961) in 96 pages (copy seen in library of E. Gene Smith). It has also been reprinted in Tibetan Bonpo Tanjur, Tempai Nyima (Chengdu 1998), vol. 270, pp. 553-670 (see Katen, p. 1533).
Entry no. 456: Published with the title Yig Kur Nam Shag by Sarat Chandra Das in the last decade of the 19th century in Darjeeling. See L.A. Waddell, The Tibetan Press at Darjiling, The Academy, no. 1212 (July 27, 1895), pp. 75-76.
Entry no 457: Published under the title Bdud-'joms Chos-'byung, Si-khron Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Chengdu 1996), in 661 pages, with a table of contents.
Entry no. 458: Republished in expanded form as: Bkra-shis-tshe-ring, A-ri dang De'i Mi-dmangs, Bod-ljongs Mi-dmangs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 1999), in 122 pages, with 4 pages of photographic plates inside the front cover (which bears the English-language title 'America and Its Peoples'). This new edition also includes an account of his travels in the U.S. in the early 1990's. The author's autobiography: Melvyn Goldstein, William Siebenschuh & Tashi Tsering, The Struggle for Modern Tibet: The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering, M.E. Sharpe (Armonk, New York 1997).
Entry no. 460: This has been reprinted in Tibetan Bonpo Tanjur, Tempai Nyima (Chengdu 1998), vol. 177, pp. 257-290 (see Katen, p. 1081, which includes a transcript of the colophon).
Entry no. 461: J. Karsten informs me that the author's family name was Lcog-steng.
468.1: 1965. Lho-ban Bstan-'dzin-nyi-ma, 'Brong-pa'i Deb-ther Rab-rgyas Padma'i Dga'-tshal (= Gangs-can Bod-kyi Bye-brag Mdo-khams 'Brong-pa'i Yul-gyi Chos Srid Gnyis-ldan-gyi Lo-rgyus Mdor-bsdus Phyogs-bsgrigs Rab-rgyas Padma'i Dga'-tshal (n.p. 1965?). History of an area I believe is located in the Byang-thang. Copy seen in the library of E. Gene Smith.
Entry no. 477: The author passed away on the ninth of November, 1981. Thanks to J. Karsten for this note.
480.1: 1970 Sherab Gyaltsen Amipa, Rgyal-bstan Spyi dang Bye-brag Rje-btsun Sa-skya-pa'i Bstan-pa Bstan-'dzin dang bcas-pa Byon-tshul-gyi Rnam-par Thar-pa Shin-tu Mdor-bsdus-pa Ngo-mtshar Rgya-mtsho'i Chu-thig (= Historical Facts on the Religion of the Sa-skya-pa Sect), typescript published by the author (Rikon/Zurich 1970), in 67 pages.
Entry no. 483: This work was completed in 1971. The edition found in E. Gene Smith's library (with added English title: Story of Kham Bapa) is in 315 pages. Based on photocopies of a handwritten manuscript. The name given at the end is Nya-rdzong Grwa Blo-bzang-rgyal-mtshan. This entry requires more work.
Entry no. 484: M. Oppitz, Lcags dpon sangs rgyas dpal 'byor: rus yig, Text des ‘Berichts von den Knochen' in der Originalfassung, photographically reproduced in: Die Sherpa und ihre Nachbarn (=Khumbu Himal, vol. 14) Univ. Verlag Wagner (Innsbruck-München 1982), pp. 285-295; German translation in: Michael Oppitz, Geschichte und Sozialordnung der Sherpa, Universitätsverlag Wagner (Innsbruck 1968), pp. 32-49. I have so far been unable to date the author, Lcags-dpon [note that the Tibetan text reads: Lcags-dbon] Sangs-rgyas-dpal-'byor, and Oppitz himself believed that it had a number of authors, but he also believed that the part that was by Lcags-dpon should be over 400 years old (see the 1968 publication just cited, p. 32).
Entry no. 485: There is a bit of a mystery in the fact that Mkhyen-brtse'i-dbang-po (1820-1892), in his work Gangs-can-gyi Yul-du Byon-pa'i Lo Paṅ-rnams-kyi Mtshan-tho Rags-rim Tshigs-bcad-du Bsdebs-pa Ma-hā Paṇḍita Shī-la-ratna'i Gsung, contained in: Mkhyen-brtse on History, S. W.Tashigangpa (Leh 1972), pp. 209-684, at pp. 683-684, gives a very general outline of a Bon history which has a title very similar to that of Dpal-tshul (listed below), but for obvious chronological reasons cannot be identified with it. Unfortunately, he doesn't name an author. The title he gives is: Sangs-rgyas G.yung-drung Bon-gyi Bstan-pa Rin-po-che'i Byung-ba Brjod-pa'i Gtam Legs-bshad Bskal-pa Bzang-po'i Mgrin-rgyan. The work is divided into eight parts. BLP no. 1817.
Entry no. 486: The author died in 1997.
Entry no. 492: Review by Michael Aris of the G. Lodrö text contained in Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, vol. 41, no. 2 (1978), pp. 398-400, supplying useful summaries of the chapters.
Entry no. 494: The author died in 1996.
Entry no. 498: Still another biographical sketch may be found in T. Wylie's preface to Shakabpa, Tibet. Thanks to J. Karsten for this note. BLP no. 1435.
501.1: 1976. A Short Account of Monastic Life in Dodrup (Golok), Khri-tsho (Derge) and Kyibuk (Tsang) Monasteries, Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology (Gangtok 1976), in 66 pp. This publication is made up of three separate works: 1. Rdo-grub-chen Rin-po-che, Deng-dus-kyi Dgos-mkho dang Bstun-pa'i Mgo-log-gi Yul Spyi dang Bye-brag Lugs Gnyis-kyi Phyogs-nas Rabs-brjod-pa, pp. 1-44; 2. Sa-skya Mkhan-po Blo-gros-bzang-po, Sde-dge Khri-tsho Dgon-pa dang Rtsom-pa-po Rang-nyid-kyi Byung-ba Brjod-pa Mdor-bsdus-su Bkod-pa, pp. 45-58; 3. Byams-pa-ngag-dbang, Gtsang Nyang-stod Skyid-sbug Byang-chub-bsam-gtan-gling-gi Lo-rgyus Mdor-bsdus, pp. 59-66.
Entry no. 502: The history of Se-ra Monastery mentioned here has been published under the author and title, Champa Thubten Zongtse, History of the Sera Monastery of Tibet (1418-1959), in New Delhi in 1995 (see below).
Entry no. 503: This work has been reprinted in New Delhi in 1996, in 404 pp. The colophon has been transcribed in Kolmaš, Catalogue, pp. 5-6.
Entry no. 504: The co-author was Musashi Tachikawa, and it was published by the International Buddhist Association (Hamamatsu 1977), in 144 pp. plus map, including black and white photographs. BLP no. 0956.
506.1: 1977: Mgo Mi Sgur-ba'i Zhing-bran: Dkar-mdzes Bod-rigs Zhing-bran Khyim-gyi Lo-rgyus, Si-khron Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Chengdu 1977), in 464 pp. ‘Serfs of Unbowing Heads: Histories of [Twenty-four] Tibetan Serf Families in Dkar-mdzes Region.'
Entry no. 507: BLP no. 1048.
Entry no. 508: The author, former head of the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India, is identical to the Phu-khang Blo-bzang-rgya-mtsho mentioned below. He lived from 1926 through February 1997, when he was murdered in his monastic cell in Upper Dharamsala. His autobiography is now available in English: Lobsang Gyatso, Memoirs of a Tibetan Lama, tr. & ed. by Gareth Sparham, Snow Lion (Ithaca 1998).
Entry no. 510: BLP no. 0584.
Entry no. 511: Actually, only vol. 1 and part of vol. 3 are about the monasteries themselves. Vol. 2 is a general history of Ladakh, including political history. The only monasteries covered are those belonging to the 'Bri-gung-pa school.
Entry no. 512: For more on Zangs-dkar, see J. Crook & J. Low, The Yogins of Ladakh: A Pilgrimage among the Hermits of the Buddhist Himalayas, Motilal Banarsidass (Delhi 1997). On p. 163 of that work is reference to what is said to be the oldest surviving document on the history of Zangs-dkar, the 'Bo-yig, on which see also J. Crook, ‘The History of Zangskar', contained in: J. Crook & H. Osmaston, eds., Himalayan Buddhist Villages, Motilal Banarsidass (Delhi 1994), chapter 14, as well as A.H. Francke, Antiquities of Indian Tibet, Asian Educational Services (New Delhi 1992), vol. 2, p. 152 ff. D. Schuh, Zu den hintergrunden der Parteinahme Ladakhs für Bhutan in Kreig gegen Lhasa, contained in: D. Kantowski & R. Sander, eds., Recent Research on Ladakh, Weltforum Verlag (Munich 1983). This Bo-yig may deserve its own separate entry, especially if it gets published.
Entry no. 517: BLP no. 0485. It is quite likely that this work should be identified with a work of Mi-nyag Bstan-'dzin-ye-shes, listed in BLP no. 1038, with the title Bstan-pa dang Bstan-'dzin-rnams Ji-ltar Byung-tshul.
517.1: 1979. Blo-bzang-sbyin-pa, Bden Don Gsal-ba'i Sgron-me, Information Office, Central Tibetan Secretariat (Dharamsala 1979), in 51 pp. A brief annalistic treatment of Tibetan political history.
Entry no. 519: This work has now been published under the title Rang-bzhin Rdzogs-pa-chen-po'i Chos-'byung Rig-'dzin Brgyud-pa'i Rnam-thar Ngo-mtshar Nor-bu Bai-ḍūrya'i Phreng-ba (Kathmandu 1996), in 2 vols.
522.1: Blo-gling Kre-hor Blo-bzang-thabs-mkhas, Blo-gling Kre-hor Dge-slong Blo-bzang-thabs-mkhas-kyis Rta-dbang Grwa-tshang-gi Gtsug-lag-khang Rten dang Brten-pa bcas Legs-bcos Rab-gnas dang Chos-rgyun Sbyor 'Jags Gnang Skor-gyi Byung-ba Brjod-pa'i Dkar-chag Dge, Drepung Loseling Library Society (Mundgod 1980), in 60 pages. History of Rta-wang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh, concentrating on recent reconstructions.
Entry no. 523: BLP no. 1430.
Entry no. 524: The original 1981 publication, in only 140 pages, did not include the appended works. See PCKC, p. 245.
Entry no. 525: BLP no. 0588.
525.1: 1981? Karma-tshe-ring (1913-1989), Sgrub-brgyud Yel-pa Bka'-brgyud 'Og-min Dpal-gyi Rta-rna'i Chos-'byung Mthong Thos Gsal-ba'i Me-long. A history of the Yel-pa branch of the Bka'-brgyud-pa. Our only source for this work is a reference in the abstract to a paper given by Tashi Tsering, entitled 'Yel-pa Bka'-brgyud-kyi Byung-tshul Rags-tsam Bkod-pa', at the 8th meeting of the Int'l Association for Tibetan Studies (Bloomington 1998).
525.2: 1981. Bod-kyi Rgyal-rabs Chos-'byung-la Gzhi Bcol-te Kong-yul Chol-kha Gang-du Gtogs-pa'i Lo-rgyus Gtam-gyi Pho-nya, Mdo-khams Chu Bzhi Sgang Drug Dbus-rgyun (1981), in 59 pp. An investigation into the historical sources on the geography and boundaries of Kong-yul, showing that it is not part of Dbus-gtsang, but part of Mdo-stod (Khams). Seen in the library of E. Gene Smith.
Entry no. 526: BLP no. 0596.
Entry no. 527: BLP no. 1440.
Entry no. 528: This entry should be placed under the year 1981. The bibliographical details are: Bod-kyi Lo-rgyus Kun-dga'i Me-long, contained in: Rje Dmu-dge Bsam-gtan-rgya-mtsho'i Gsung-'bum, Mtsho-sngon Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (1997), vol. 3. It isn't especially clear where the history proper ends, but this entire volume, in 879 pp., contains works of historical nature. The date of composition, 1981, is taken from p. 463.
Entry no. 529: Katia Buffetrille supplied the following title on the Potala: Thub-bstan-rgyal-mtshan, comp., Rtse Po-ta-la'i Gnas-bshad, apparently published in 1986 at the printery called Ljongs-dmangs Srid-thing Phan-bde'i Dpar-'debs Bzo-grwa.
Entry no. 532: Sman-ri'i Slob-zur Bstan-'dzin-rnam-dag-pa, Snga-rabs Bod-kyi Byung-ba Brjod-pa'i 'Bel-gtam Lung-gi Snying-po, Dpal-'byor Dpar-bskrun-khang [Paljor Publications] (New Delhi 1997), in 166 numbered pages, plus appended charts, drawings and maps. A revised edition of the 1983 publication, which had 191 numbered pages, plus maps.
Entry no. 533: BLP no. 1077.
Entry no. 537: Selected works of the author, in two volumes, were published by the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (Dharamsala 1993), under the title Contributions to the Study of Jo-nang-pa History, Iconography and Doctrine (selected writings of 'Dzam-thang Mkhan-po Blo-gros-grags-pa), with introduction by Matthew Kapstein (as yet unseen). BLP no. 0808. Now the complete works have been published in 10 volumes (a list of its titles by Edward Henning has been placed on the internet), and in vol. 2 we find two histories, the first being the one in question, on pp. 1-189, the second entitled Jo-nang Chos-'byung-gi Lhan-thabs Brgyud-rim Dpal-ldan Bla-ma Gang-dag-gi Mtshan-nyid Rab-tu Gsal-ba Nyi Gzhon 'Od Snang Dad-pa'i Padmo Rnam-par Bzhad-byed, on pp. 191-1219.
Entry no. 538: The author's name and dates should be Ya Han-chang (1916-1989). According to J. Karsten, source of this information, the original Chinese version appeared at first as an ‘internal-circulation only' publication in about 1963.
Entry no. 539: BLP no. 0670 lists a longer title: Snga-'gyur Rnying-ma'i Byung-ba Mdo-tsam Brjod-pa Padma-rā-ga'i Do-shal Gzhon-nu Dgyes-pa'i Mgul-rgyan.
Entry no. 540: See Helmut Eimer, "Daten von frühen Äbten und Lhrern des Klosters Ka˙ thog in Derge (Khams)," Archiv Orienální, vol. 71, no. 3 (2003), pp. 319-332. This particular history and still another work on Ka˙-thog is listed in the article by Tsering Thar, "The Dralag Monastery and Its Tribes," in TS7, vol. 2, pp. 981-985. The other work is Sangs-rgyas-rdo-rje, Dpal Rgyal-ba Ka-thog-pa'i Gdan-rabs Brgyud-'dzin dang bcas-pa'i Byung-ba Brjod-pa Rin-po-che'i Phreng-ba Lha-bu'i [~Lta-bu'i] Gtam (this latter was composed in 1988).
Entry no. 541: BLP no. 1601.
Entry no. 543: Some information from this history is summarized in Lawrence Epstein & Peng Wenbin, Ritual, Ethnicity and Generational Identity, contained in: M. Goldstein & M. Kapstein, eds., Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet, University of California Press (Berkeley 1998), pp. 120-138, at p. 124. The author died in 2002. BLP no. 1888. BLP no. 1889 lists a title Rong-po Chos-'byung, which I haven't been able to further identify.
Entry no. 550: BLP no. 1268. This work has 77 pp. A shorter version by the same committee was published under the title Dpal Snar-thang Chos-sde'i Lo-rgyus Mdor-bsdus, Bod-ljongs Mi-dmangs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 1983), in 63 pp.
552.1: 1985. Ma-ti-ratna, Dpal-ldan 'Ba'-rom Bka'-brgyud-gyi Rnams-thar Chos-'byung Mdor-bsdus Gsal-byed Sgron-me. A historical account of the 'Ba'-rom Bka'-brgyud-pa. It is used as a source by Elliot Sperling, "Further Remarks Apropos of the 'Ba'-rom-pa and the Tanguts," Acta Orientalia Hungarica, vol. 57, no. 1 (2004), pp. 1-26.
Entry no. 555: An article by the same author, A Short Note on Bhutan and the Bhutanese, Kailash, vol. 5 (1977), pp. 89-96.
558.1: 1986. Wang 'Un Khreng, Bod Mi-dmangs-kyis Dbyin-ji Btsan 'Dzul-bar Rgol-ba'i Gtam-rgyud, Si-khron Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Chengdu 1986), in 135 pp. plus Chinese version in 51 pp. On British imperial designs against Tibet in the late 19th century up until the Younghusband expedition of 1904. Translated into Tibetan by 'Jam-dpal.
558.2: 1986. Khren Han-khru'u, Spyi-tshogs Ring-lugs-kyi Lo-rgyus Mdo-tsam Brjod-pa, Nationalities Publishing House (Beijing 1986). A short history of socialism.
Entry no. 559: BLP no. 1140.
563.1: 1987. Mdzod-dge Nyi-ma, Stag-tshang Lha-mo Kirti'i Dgon-gyi Lo-rgyus Mdo-tsam Brjod-pa Ngo-mtshar Lha-yi Rol-mo. Publishing information unclear. Seen in library of E. Gene Smith. Dung-dkar, p. 50, makes mention of it as having 101 pages.
564.1: 1987. Yon-tan-rgya-mtsho, Bod dang Rgya-nag Dbar ‘Thab-rtsod dang Rnyog-gra Byung dang ‘Byung-'gyur-gyi Rgyu dang Rkyen Rtsa Dngos Gang Yin Bshad-pa Nyams-myong Rgan-po'i ‘Bel-gtam, reprinted in a volume without publisher's information entitled, Mdo-smad Yon-tan-rgya-mtsho'i Rtsom-sgrig Glegs-bam Dang-po, at pp. 243-273. I haven't seen the 1987 publication yet.
564.2: Ngag-dbang-rgya-mtsho [Nawang Gyatso], Chos-'byung Si-tā'i G.yas, published by the author (Temisgam, Ladakh 1987), in 143 pp. A history of Likir (Li-kir, Klu-'khyil, Dga'-dar-rgyas-gling) Monastery in Ladakh, which according to the author was established as a Bka'-gdams-pa monastery by one Lha-dbang Chos-rje in about the 1070's, with treatment of associated monasteries, monastic customs, protectors and so on.
564.3: Zur-mang Mkhan-po 'Chi-med-chos-kyi-bshes-gnyen, Mnyam-med Dwags-po Bka'-brgyud-kyi Bye-brag Dpal Grub-pa'i Dbang-phyug Yel-pa Bka'-brgyud-kyi Chos-sde Byang Rta-rna Rnam-grol-thar-pa-chen-po'i-gling-gi Lo-rgyus Mdor-bsdus Bkod-pa Bkra-shis Lha-yi Rnga-sgra. This is a history of the Yel-pa branch of the Bka'-brgyud-pa. Our only source for this work is a reference in the abstract to a paper given by Tashi Tsering, entitled "Yel-pa Bka'-brgyud-kyi Byung-tshul Rags-tsam Bkod-pa," at the 8th meeting of the Int'l Association for Tibetan Studies (Bloomington 1998).
567.1: Byams-pa-phrin-las, Sman-rtsis-khang-gi Gdan-rabs. Listed in BLP no. 1651. Listed in Pasang Yonten, 'A History of the Tibetan Medical System,' Bulletin of the Indian Institute for the History of Medicine, vol. 17 (1987), pp. 130-149, at p. 147 (spelling not corrected): "Byampa hphrinles, 1986, Bod kyi gso ba rig pa'i byung tsul dang hphel rgyas sknor gyi ngo sprod rags bdus - Lhasa Mentzikhang." I interpret this to mean a publication of the Sman-rtsis-khang in Lha-sa entitled Bod-kyi Gso-ba Rig-pa'i Byung-tshul dang 'Phel-rgyas Skor-gyi Ngo-sprod Rags-bsdus. This might very well be a journal article or pamphlet and not a book.
Entry no. 568: Acc. to BLP no. 1342, the title Spo-bo'i Lo-rgyus should be by Phur-bu-rdo-rje, while the title Spo-bo'i Chos-'byung, listed at no. 1341, has no author given. See Santiago Lazcano, "Ethnohistoric Notes on the Ancient Tibetan Kingdom of Spo-bo and Its Influence on the Eastern Himalayas," Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines, vol. 7 (April 2005), pp. 41-63, at p. 43. Peter Schwieger, "A Preliminary Historical Outline of the Royal Dynasty of Spo-bo," contained in: K. Kollmar-Paulenz & C. Peter, eds., Tractata Tibetica et Mongolica, Harrassowitz (Wiesbaden 2002), pp. 215-229.
Entry no 571: More articles on women in Tibetan history are published in Tibet Journal (Dharamsala), vol. 22, no. 2 (Summer 1997).
Entry no 571: Also reprinted in a volume without publisher's information entitled, Mdo-smad Yon-tan-rgya-mtsho'i Rtsom-sgrig Glegs-bam Dang-po, at pp. 151-241.
572.1: 1988. Ma-ti-ratna, 'Ba'-rom Bka'-brgyud Gnam-tshang-gsar-dgon-gyi Dkar-chags Rab-gsal Lha-yi Me-long, a short history of the 'Ba'-rom-pa Monastery known as Gnam-tshang-gsar in Nang-chen and its abbots. Used as a source in Elliot Sperling, "Further Remarks Apropos of the 'Ba'-rom-pa and the Tanguts," Acta Orientalia Hungarica, vol. 57, no. 1 (2004), pp. 1-26.
Entry no. 576: Another collection of works on Tibetan law is the following: Bod-kyi Dus-rabs Rim-byon-gi Khrims-yig Phyogs-bsdus Dwangs-byed Ke-ta-ka, Bod-ljongs Mi-dmangs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 1987), in 279 pp. It was long ago announced that a work by the late R.O. Meisezahl, Das Gesetzbuch des 5. Dalai Lama, would be published in the series Monumenta Tibetica Historica.
Entry no. 578: Thanks to J. Karsten for pointing out the mistake. There are actually 3 volumes. BLP no. 1433.
Entry no. 582: BLP no. 1434 (no author is given, but the title is the same).
Entry no. 583: This work is among the sources used for an entry on Kong-ru'i Dpal-ldan-don-gling Monastery, belonging to the Dge-lugs-pa school, contained in Bla-brang Skal-bzang, Bod-kyi Ris-med Dgon-sde Khag-gi Lo-rgyus Mes-po'i Gces-nor, vol. 1 (Delhi 1995), pp. 13-22.
584.1: 1990. Lo-rgyus-las Grub-pa'i Gong-bu Gcig-gyur: Bod Sa-gnas dang Krung-dbyang Srid-dbang Rim-byung Dbar-gyi 'Brel-ba'i Gnas-tshul Ngo-sprod Rags-bsdus, composed by a committee, Bod-ljongs Mi-dmangs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 1990). On Sino-Tibetan relations and their history up until about 1950.
585.1: Mtsho Lho Bod-rigs Rang-skyong-khul-gyi Lo-rgyus Che-long tsam Brjod-pa Snyan Dbang Gso-ba'i Cong-sgra, Mtsho-sngon Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Ziling 1990), in 300 pp. A general study of the history and culture of the southern part of the Kokonoor region. Includes a map and a chronological chart. Edited by Padma-rdo-rje.
Entry no. 586: There are some pertinent comments on the genres of rus-mdzod and rus-tho in J. Gyatso, Apparitions of the Self, Princeton University Press (Princeton 1998), p. 117. See also Tashi Tsering, Themes & Perspectives on Tibetan History with Emphasis on Mgo-log and Preliminary Remarks on Some New Sources, a paper given at Oxford University, May 23-4, 1997), unpublished. See also Roberto Vitali, Editorial, in Lungta, vol. 16 (Spring 2003), p. 4. BLP no. 1432. Btsan-lha, p. 1056, lists the title 'Bru Bkra-shis-rgya-mtsho & Thugs-mchog-rdo-rje, Bod Mi-bu Gdung Drug-gi Rus-mdzod Padma Dkar-po'i Skyed-tshal.
586.1: Dbyang-hphu-hwa, ed., Mgo-log Rig-gnas Lo-rgyus, Srid-gros Mgo-log Khul U Rig-gnas Lo-rgyus Rgya-cha Zhib-'jug U-yon Lhan-khang (Xining 1991), in 2 vols. (a 3rd vol. evidently published in 1999). A cultural history of Mgo-log in A-mdo. The first volume is a history of the people of Mgo-log, while the second is a history of its monasteries. Each volume opens with a substantial piece by one Don-grub-dbang-rgyal, with other shorter and separately authored pieces on more specific topics. Thanks to Katia Buffetrille (Paris) for kindly sending a copy of this difficult-to-obtain book.
Entry no. 588: J. Karsten has pointed out to me that the list of recognized reincarnations contains information that would place its final redaction still later, to sometime after 1827. He has promised to go into the matter further.
Entry no. 589: BLP no. 1441.
592.1: Blo-bzang-rgya-mtsho, ed., Kha-gya'i Sgar-rnying Dgon Dga'-ldan-bshad-sgrub-'phel-rgyas-gling-gi Chags-rim dang Kha-gya Spyi'i Lo-rgyus Zla-ba Gzhon-nu'i 'Dzum Zer, Kan-su'u Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lah-khro'u 1991), in 82 pp. History of the monasteries and the region of Kagya in southern Kansu. BLP no. 0179.
Entry no. 593: See also Bsod-nams-chos-rgyal, Rwa-sgreng Ho-thog-thu 'Jam-dpal-ye-shes-bstan-pa'i-rgyal-mtshan Mchog-gi Mdzad-rnam Thor-bu, Bod-ljongs Zhib-'jug, 2nd issue of 1988, pp. 137-147 (thanks to Per Sørensen for the reference).
Entry no. 594: First published in 1987, in 67 pp., edited by Lhag-pa-tshe-ring.
Entry no. 595: According to J. Karsten, the author must be the fourth Shing-bza' incarnate, since the third, Blo-bzang-mkhas-mchog-bshad-sgrub-dam-chos-rgya-mtsho, lived from 1898 until an unknown date before 1956 (more on the latter is to be found in his dissertation).
Entry no. 597: This is the second edition. It was first published in 1983 and in a larger version in 1984 (See PCKC, pp. 45-46).
Entry no. 603: According to J. Karsten, the author's date of birth is given as "1918" in Luciano Petech, Aristocracy and Government in Tibet, 1728-1959, IsMEO (Rome 1973), p. 144.
603.1: 1992. Gcig-sgril Sa-khul-gyi Tsho Chen Gsum-gyi Lo-rgyus Bcud-ldan Me-tog (Deb Gnyis-pa), Srid-gros Gcig-sgril Rdzong U-yon Lhan-khang Rig-gnas Lo-rgyus Dpyad-gzhi'i Tshan Chung (1992). A collection of 4 recently composed local histories. Seen in library of E. Gene Smith.
603.2: 1992. Skal-bzang-blo-gros, Mtsho-sngon Kirti Dgon Bshad-sgrub-dar-rgyas-gling-gi Lo-rgyus Dzambu'i Briksha'i Ljon-bzang, Rdo-lha-thar (n.p. 1992). A history of Kirti Monastery, founded by Blo-bzang-'phrin-las-rgya-mtsho.
603.3: 1992. Blo-bzang-chos-'phel, Rnga-yul Kirti Dgon-gyi Chags-rim (1992). Publishing details unclear.
603.4: 1992. Ngag-dbang-mkhyen-rab, Rmi-li Chos-'byung, Si-khron Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Chengdu 1992). This work is cited by Tashi Tsering in Lungta, vol. 13 (Summer 2000), p. 6, at note 3.
603.5: 1992. Kar-rgyal-don-grub, Mdo-khams Cha-'phreng-gi Lo-rgyus Gser-gyi Snye-ma, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (Dharamsala 1992). This work is cited by Tashi Tsering in Lungta, vol. 13 (Summer 2000), p. 6, at note 2.
Entry no. 604: Bkra-shis, comp., Rig-'dzin 'Jigs-med-gling-pa'i Yang-srid Sngags-'chang 'Ja'-lus Rdo-rje Rnam-thar Mkha'-'gro'i Zhal-lung (= Mdo Mkhyen-brtse Ye-shes-rdo-rje Rnam-thar), Si-khron Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Chengdu 1997), in 308 pp. (Thanks to Katia Buffetrille for this reference)
605.1: 1993? Nag-chu Sa-gnas Srid-gros Dbu-brnyes-nas Lo Sum-cu Re Bar Rten-'brel Zhu-ba'i Ched-bsgrigs (= Nag-chu'i Byang-rigs Tsho-pa'i Lo-rgyus Dpyad-gzhi Phra-rags Bgres-po'i Tshe Skra), Nag-chu Sa-gnas Srid-gros Lo-rgyus Rig-gnas Rtsom-sgrig-khang (1993?), in 132 pp. On alliance and conflict among the 39 Hor-tsho groups in Nag-chu. Contains several separate works.
605.2: 1993. Bshad-sgrub-rgya-mtsho, Dhi-tsha Dgon-pa'i Gdan-rabs (= Mdo-smad Byang-rgyud-kyi Bshad-sgrub Chos-kyi Dga'-tshal Dpal Mi-'gyur-dge-ldan-bkra-shis-chos-sdings-kyi Gdan-rabs), Mtsho-sngon Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Xining 1995), in 180 pp. History of a monastery in Amdo from its founding by the Zhwa-dmar-pa IV Dge-'dun-bstan-'dzin-bzang-po (b. 1852) to the present.
605.3: 1993. Ser-smad Spom-ra Dge-bshes Ye-shes-dbang-phyug, Grub-mtha' Khag-gi Chos-'byung, Ser-smad Gsung-rab 'Phrul Spar-khang (Bylakuppe 1993), in 423 pp. Also contained in: Dge-bshes Ye-shes-dbang-phyug-gi Gsung-'bum, Kan-su'u Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lanzhou 1999), vol. 3, pp. 1-177. A history of Buddhism in India and (primarily) Tibet, with emphasis on the various schools.
Entry no. 606: For more description of contents, see PCKC, pp. 235-237. A paper by Tsering Shakya, entitled ‘Lhasa Aristocrats and Their Political Autobiographies: Questions of Testimony and Bias', was given at the seminar entitled ‘The History of Tibet: New Resources and Perspectives' held at Oxford in May of 1997.
Entry no. 608: Several Bhutan histories have recently appeared in English (and therefore are not supposed to be included here) by one C.T. Dorji ("Chen-kyo" Tshe-ring-rdo-rje, b. 1949), History of Bhutan Based on Buddhism, Prominent Publishers (Delhi 1994), in 262 pp; reviewed by Per Kværne in Acta Orientalia, as well as C.T. Dorji, A Political and Religious History of Bhutan, 1651-1906, Sangay Xam & Prominent Publishers (Thimphu/Delhi 1995), in 241 pp; C.T. Dorji, Blue Annals of Bhutan, Vikas Publishing (New Delhi 1997), in 183 pp., the latter being a chronology, with lists of Bhutanese leaders and officials. This author's use of phonetically transcribed versions of names greatly hampers the usefulness of his works for researchers. In his 1994 work, he lists in his biography an unpublished "Desi Thrirub (History of Druk Desis) by Ven. Dra-Lop Namgyel, Dalada Punakha."
Entry no. 611: For the history of Tibetan paintings and artists, we now have David Jackson's book, A History of Tibetan Painting, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Wien 1996). In the same year there also appeared a short article on the history of painting and the various artistic schools by Bstan-pa-rab-rgyas, Bod-kyi Srol-rgyun Ri-mo'i Grub-mtha' Khag-gi Byung-rim dang De'i Khyad-chos, Bod-ljong Zhib-'jug, 2nd issue of 1996 (58th in the general series), pp. 90-98.
Entry no. 612: Correct entry should read: 1994. Rdzong-rtse Byams-pa-thub-bstan (= Champa Thubten Zongtse, b. 1933), Gtsang Myang-smad Bsam-'grub-rtse'i Sde-srid Gtsang-pa Rim-byung-gi Mnga'-thang 'Byor Rgud-kyi Lo-rgyus ("History of Bsam-grub-rste [sic!] Fort: The Rise and Fall of the Sde pa Gtsang pa Rulers"), Bod-kyi Dpe-mdzod-khang [Library of Tibetan Works & Archives] (Dharamsala 1994), in 87 pages (entirely in Tibetan apart from an added English title page). On the rulers of the area of Shigatse (Gzhis-ka-rtse) town in Gtsang Province. Their dynasty is variously referred to in the sources as Sde-pa Gtsang-pa, Sde-srid Gtsang-pa, or Gtsang-stod Rgyal-po. This dynasty was founded in 1565 when Zhing-shag-pa Karma-tshe-brtan (or, Tshe-brtan-rdo-rje) conquered the manor (Gzhis-ka) of Bsam-grub-rtse, taking over the rule of Gtsang province from the Phag-mo-gru dynasty. The name of their residence was Pho-brang Bsam-grub-rtse.
Entry no. 613: Correct entry should read: 1994. Rdzong-rtse Byams-pa-thub-bstan (Champa Thupten Zongtse, b. 1933), Gsang-chen Bstan-pa'i 'Byung-gnas Dpal-ldan Srad-rgyud Dga'-ldan Pho-brang-gi Chos-'byung Ngo-mtshar Don-ldan, Bod-kyi Dpe-mdzod-khang [Tibetan Cultural Printing Press] (Dharamsala 1994), in 187 pages. Except for an English title page and table of contents, entirely in Tibetan. History of Srad-rgyud Grwa-tshang, from 1432 to 1959.
613.1: Yonten Gyatso (Yon-tan-rgya-mtsho), Dge-ldan Chos-'byung Gser-gyi Mchod-sdong 'Bar-ba (Chos-'byung Gser-gyi Mchod-sdong 'Bar-ba-las: Spyi-don Deb-ther Dang-po), Gurudeva (Kathmandu 1994), in 746 pp. Vol. 2 was published under basically the same title by the author (Paris 1995), in 773 pp. A table of contents is found at the end of volume one. A highly illustrated history of the Dge-ldan-pa, or, as it is in recent centuries more commonly called, the Dge-lugs-pa, school.
613.2: Karma-rgyal-mtshan, Mdo-smad Chos-rgyal Sde-dge'i Rgyal-rabs-las 'Phros-pa'i Chos-kyi Byung-tshul Mdo-tsam Brjod-pa Gzur-gnas Blo-ldan Dgyes-pa'i Tambu-ra, Hang-khong Ya-gling Dpe-skrun-khang (Hong Kong? 1994), includes a map. According to the colophon, it was composed in 1995 (shing pho phag), in Rgyal-rong. A history of Sde-dge.
613.3: 1994. Khang-gsar Sprul-sku Byams-pa-rgyal-mtshan, Snang-bzang Sde-rong Rdzong Dgon Yul Gnyis-kyi Lo-rgyus Mdo-tsam Brjod-pa Blo-gsal Mgul-rgyan, Drepung Loseling Printing Press (N. Kanara 1994). On this history of Snang-bzang Monastery and the surrounding area known as Sde-rong Rdzong in Khams, with information of ethnographic nature, including agriculture.
Entry no. 616: According to J. Karsten, the monastery Shis-tshang Dga'-ldan-chos-'khor-gling, located near Bkra-shis-'khyil in the district of Klu-chu, was properly founded in 1839. It was then destroyed during the Cultural Revolution and rebuilt in 1982.
Entry no. 618: This work is a kind of encyclopedia of Tibetan monasteries, arranged in entries following Tibetan alphabetic order. The second volume has still not been seen.
622.1: 1995. Blo-bzang-bstan-'dzin, Chos-sde Chen-po Se-ra Theg-chen-gling-gi Lo-rgyus Tshigs-bcad-du Bsdebs-pa, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 1995), in 64 pages. The author, from Mdo-smad Gcan-tsha, has this and another name, Tshangs-sras-bzhad-pa'i-lang-tsho, in the colophon, where the date of composition is given as 1994. A work, mostly written in verse, on the history of Sera Monastery.
622.2: 1995. Hor-ram Yon-gyi Rgyal-rabs dang Hor Bod 'Brel-bar Dpyad-pa'i Gtam Bden Don Rab-gsal (Dharamsala 1995), in 88 pp. Not yet seen. A history of Mongolian political leaders and of Tibeto-Mongolian political relations.
622.3: 1995. Champa Thubten Zongtse (= Rdzong-rtse Byams-pa-thub-bstan, b. 1933), Mkhas Mang Rgya-mtsho'i Bsti-gnas Dbus-'gyur Gdan-sa Chen-po Gsum-gyi Ya-gyal Se-ra Theg-chen-gling-gi Chos-'byung Rab-gsal Nor-bu'i Me-long (History of the Sera Monastery of Tibet, 1418-1959), International Academy of Indian Culture (New Delhi 1995), in 658 pages. Includes an index.
622.4: 1995. A-blon Bstan-'phel & Dri-med-'od-zer, eds., Mdo-smad Shar-phyogs-su Thog-ma'i G.yung-drung Bon-gyi Lo-rgyus Mdor-bsdus, n.p. (1995). Cited by Huber in TS9 V 145.
Entry no. 624: This history is reviewed, and its contents outlined, in Tibet Journal, vol. 23, no. 1 (Spring 1998), pp. 107-108. Gangs-ri-ba Chos-dbyings-rdo-rje, Gangs Mtsho Gnas Gsum-gyi Lo-rgyus Skal-ldan Shing-rta, Bod-ljongs Nang-bstan, 1st issue of 1990, pp. 6-131.
624.1: Dge-slong Bstan-'dzin-dbang-grags, et al., eds., Bod-ljongs Stod Mnga'-ris Skor Gsum Nye-rabs Chab-srid-kyi Lo-rgyus dang Dgon-sde Khag Zhig-gsos Grub-pa'i Gnas-tshul / Spyi-tshogs Gsar-pa'i 'Phel-shugs sogs Rgyas-par Brjod-pa'i 'Bel-gtam Rin-chen Gter-gyi Phreng-ba (= Stod Mnga'-ris Skor Gsum-gyi Lo-rgyus), Bod-ljongs Mi-dmangs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 1996), in 636 pp. A history of Western Tibet, including histories of local chiefdoms, monasteries, commerce, medicine, etc. Composed by a committee. Thanks to Katia Buffetrille (Paris) for supplying this entry. The volume contains, on pp. 525-562 a Bon-po bstan-rtsis text entitled G.yung-drung Bon-gyi Bstan-rtsis Ngo-mtshar Nor-bu'i Phreng-ba, which is the title of the 1842 bstan-rtsis by Nyi-ma-bstan-'dzin. The entire publication is reviewed, and its contents outlined, in Tibet Journal, vol. 23, no. 1 (Spring 1998), pp. 108-114, while a forthcoming publication, to appear in both English and Tibetan language versions, with the title Records of Tho ling: A Literary Reconstruction of Its Temple Complex, is described on pp. 114-117 of the same issue.
THE FOLLOWING ARE ALL RECENT PUBLICATIONS, TO BE INSERTED FOLLOWING ENTRY NO. 625:
1996. Mtsho-sngon-po'i Rkang-tsha'i Lo-rgyus Mes-po'i Zhal-lung, Kan-su'u Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Xining 1996), in 236 pp. On the political and religious history of Rkang-tsha in the Kokonoor area of Amdo. The title page lists two authors, Rgya-po and Tshul-khrims, although this seems to be a committee-authored work. Contains a number of photographs.
1996. Rnga-ba Khul Sa-gnas Lo-rgyus Rtsom-sgrig U-yon Lhan-khang, eds., Rnga-ba Khul Sa-gnas Lo-rgyus, vol. 1, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 1996), in 1162 pp. A general history of Rnga-ba region, including arts, crafts, education, medicine, sports and so forth.
1996. Tshul-blo, Rnam-thar-rgyal, & Blo-bzang-don-grub, Mgar-rtse Tsho Bco-brgyad-kyi Lo-rgyus Shel-dkar Me-long, Kan-su'u Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lanzhou 1996), in 387 pp. A history and general study of the area of Mgar-rtse.
1996. Shes-rab-'od-zer & Byang-chub-rgya-mtsho, Shar Rgyal-ba Bskal-bzang Dgon-gyi Byung-ba Rags-bsdus tsam Brjod-pa Lha'i Rnga-sgra, Si-khron Mi-rigs dpe-skrun-khang (Lanzhou 1996), in 47 pp. (plus 36 pp. of the Chinese version).
1996. Various authors, 'Gro-phan-sman-rtsis-khang-gi Byung-rabs Brjod-pa Ka-la-ping-ka'i Gre-'gyur, Bod-gzhung Sman-rtsis-khang [Men-tsee-khang] (Dharamsala 1996), in 163 pp. A history, in three parts, of the medical school in Lha-sa founded in 1916, and its exile counterpart in Dharamsala.
1996. Ldong Yon-tan-rgya-mtsho, Rwa-bong Dgon Bkra-shis-chos-'phel-gling-gi Gdan-rabs Mdo-tsam Brjod-pa Bshad-sgrub Bstan-pa'i Mdzes-rgyan, Kan-su'u Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lanchou 1996). History of a monastery in Amdo on the Rma-chu (Huang-ho) River. Not seen.
1996. Thub-bstan-phun-tshogs, Bod-kyi Lo-rgyus Spyi-don Padma-rā-ga'i Lde-mig, Si-khron Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Chengdu 1996), in 2 vols. A general history of Tibet, divided into historical periods on the basis of her political leaders.
1996. Zhwa-sgab-pa'i <<Bod-kyi Srid-don Rgyal-rabs>> dang Bod-kyi Lo-rgyus Dngos, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 1996), in 292 pages. A 67-point argument against Zhwa-sgab-pa's political history, composed by a committee brought together for this purpose.
1996. Rin-chen-nor-bu, Bod-kyi Lo-rgyus Slob-gzhi Blo-gsar 'Jug-pa'i 'Bab-stegs, Kan-su'u Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lanzhou 1996), in 337 pages. A general history of Tibet up until its "liberation."
1996. Mkhas-dbang Dge-'dun-chos-'phel (1905?-1951), Singga-la'i Lo-rgyus, Bod-gzhung Shes-rig Dpar-khang [Tibetan Cultural Printing Press] (Dharamsala 1996). History of Sri Lanka. Extracted from vol. 3 of the collected works published in Lhasa in 1989.
1997. Bkra-shis-rnam-rgyal, Byar Gsang-sngags-chos-gling-gi Lo-rgyus Rgan-po'i Gna' Gtam, Rdor-gling 'Brug-sgar Dpe-mdzod-khang (Darjeeling 1997), in 78 pp. History of a monastery named Byar Gsang-sngags-chos-gling.
1997. Cha-ris Skal-bzang-thogs-med, Bod-kyi Lo-rgyus Dris-lan Brgya-pa, Kan-su'u Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lanzhou 1997), in 227 pages. Answers to one hundred questions about Tibetan history, up until the early 20th century.
1997. Cha-ris Skal-bzang-thogs-med, Rgyal Bstan Yul-gru So-sor Dar-tshul, Kan-su'u Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lanzhou 1997), in 221 pages. Accounts of the spreading of Buddhism in the countries of the world, including the western world (the last chapters are on Buddhism in England, France, Italy and the United States of America).
1997. Dung-dkar Blo-bzang-'phrin-las and Dar-mdo Bkra-shis-dbang-'dus, Bod-kyi Rig-gnas dang Lo-rgyus-kyi Re'u-mig Ngo-mtshar Kun-snang, Si-khron Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Xining 1997), in 190 pages. A collection of charts useful for historical chronology. Includes abbatial successions for a number of monasteries, as well as teaching lineages, incarnation lineages, etc.
1997. Karma-rgyal-mtshan, Kam-tshang Yab-sras dang Dpal-spungs Dgon-pa (= Kam-tshang Yab-sras dang Dpal-spungs Dgon-pa'i Lo-rgyus Ngo-mtshar Dad-pa'i Padma Rgyas-byed), Si-khron Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lanzhou 1997), in 310 pp. This work contains three distinct sections. History of the main Karma-pa reincarnation lineages, and of Dpal-spungs Monastery in Khams. For information on this publication, see Elliot Sperling, "Si-tu Chos-kyi rgyal-mtshan and the Ming Court," Lungta, vol. 13 (Summer 2000), p. 26, note 8.
1997. Ldan-ma 'Jam-dbyangs-tshul-khrims, Dpal Karma-pa Sku-phreng Rim-byon-gyi Mdzad-rnam, Kan-su'u Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lanzhou 1997), in 239 pages. Collective biography of the first through sixteenth Karma-pas.
1997. Ldan-ma 'Jam-dbyangs-tshul-khrims (b. 1942) and Mkhan-po Rdo-rje-mchog (b. 1912?), 'Ba'-rom dang Khams-stod Lo-rgyus Nying-bsdus (Cover title: Khams-stod-kyi Lo-rgyus Thor-bsdus-su Bkod-pa Gangs-phrug Bsu-ba'i Shing-rta zhes bya ba'i Smad-cha), Kan-su'u Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lanzhou 1997), in 217 pp. History of western Khams, particularly the area of Nang-chen, and the 'Ba'-rom Bka'-brgyud-pa school.
1997. Mgon-po-dbang-rgyal, Co-ne'i Lo-rgyus, Kan-su'u Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lanzhou 1997), in 260 pp. A history of the Co-ne region.
1997. Ratna-nā-tha, Rgyal-dbang 'Brug-chen Sku-phreng Rim-byon Gtso-bor Gyur-pa'i Dpal-ldan 'Brug-pa'i Bstan-'dzin Skyes-chen Dam-pa-rnams-kyi Lo-tshigs Mdor-bsdus Rin-chen Phreng-ba, Rdor-gling 'Brug-sgar Dpe-mdzod-khang (Darjeeling 1997), in 36 pages. A chronology of significant figures of the 'Brug-pa Bka'-brgyud-pa, particularly the 'Brug-chen reincarnations. Not seen.
1997. Skal-bzang-'phrin-las, Bod-kyi Gso-ba Rig-pa'i Byung-'phel-gyi Lo-rgyus Gsal-bar Ston-pa Bai-ḍūrya Sngon-po'i Zhun-thigs, Krung-go'i Bod-kyi Shes-rig Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 1997), in 481 pages. A history of Tibetan medicine. Not seen. This work was made use of by Theresia Hofer in her article "Sources on Byang lugs," contained in: Mona Schrempf, ed., Soundings in Tibetan Medicine, Brill (Leiden 2007), pp. 373-410.
1998. Dol-rgyal Zhib-'jug Tshogs-chung, Dol-rgyal-lam / Shugs-ldan-gyi Byung-rim-la Dpyad-pa Gzur-gnas Dgyes-pa'i Mchod-sprin, n.p. (Dharamsala 1998). Published by a committee called Dol-rgyal Research Group, this is an attempt to illuminate the history of the emergence of Rdo-rje-shugs-ldan.
1998. Phur-pa-tshe-ring-stobs-rgyal (b. 1944?), Gangs-can Bstan-srung dang Blang Dmag: Dmar-khams-sgang-gi Rgyal-srung Dmag-'thab Lo-rgyus, in 198 pp. Not seen.
1998. O-rgyan-brtson-'grus, Gsang-chen Snga-'gyur Bstan-pa'i Mnga'-bdag Rgyal-dbang Dpal-yul-ba'i Chos-sde Chen-po Dar-thang Mdo-sngags-bshad-sgrub-chos-'khor-dar-rgyas-gling-gi Gdan-rabs-kyi Byung-ba Gsal-bar Brjod-pa Dri-med Gser-gyi Phreng Mdzes Zur-gnas Mkhas Kun Dgyes-pa'i Mgul-rgyan, Si-khron Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Chengdu), in 581 pages.
1998. Brag-sne Kun-bzang-chos-'phel, Rnam-grol-rtsangs Rdo-dmar-ba'i Gdung-rabs Lo-rgyus Deb-ther Padma-râ-ga'i Do-shal, Dakney Tsan Domar Namdoling (Dharamsala 1996), in 319 pp. Genealogy of the Rdo-dmar-ba lineage of the Rnam-grol-rtsangs Monastery, belonging to the Dge-lugs-pa school. Not seen. According to Charles Ramble, A Nineteenth-Century Bonpo Pilgrim in Western Tibet and Nepal: Episodes from the Life of dKar ru grub dbang bsTan 'dzin rin chen, Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines, vol. 15 (November 2008), pp. 481-502, at p. 482, the Rdo-dmar-ba are a clan of Rnying-ma-pa tantrics (Ramble cites this very publication).
1998. Tshul-khrims-rgyal-mtshan (1933-2002), Dpal Dus-kyi-'khor-lo Ji-ltar Dar-tshul Brgyud-pa'i Lo-rgyus dang bcas-pa, Si khron mi rigs dpe skrun khang (Chengdu 1998), vol. 1 of Byams-pa-'phrin-las ed., Skar-nag Rtsis-kyi Lo-rgyus Skor? Not seen.
1999. Lha Rgya-ri Khri-chen Rnam-rgyal-rgya-mtsho (b. 1927), Bod-rje Chos-rgyal-gyi Gdung-rgyud Sde-dpon Lha Rgya-ri'i Gdung-rabs Rin-chen Phreng-ba, Paljor Publications (New Delhi 1999), in 113 pp. An ancestral lineage account of the Lha Rgya-ri clan.
1999. Mtsho-lho Khul-gyi Dgon-sde Khag-gi Lo-rgyus Snying-bsdus, Mtsho-sngon Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Xining 1999), in 767 pages. A gazetteer of religious institutions, mainly monasteries, in the districts south of the Kokonoor (Mtsho-sngon) in A-mdo. Composed by a committee.
1999. Ser-smad Spom-ra Dge-bshes Ye-shes-dbang-phyug, Ser-smad Thos-bsam-nor-gling Grwa-tshang-gi Chos-'byung Lo-rgyus. Contained in: Dge-bshes Ye-shes-dbang-phyug-gi Gsung-'bum, Kan-su'u Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lanzhou 1999), vol. 3, pp. 179-292.
1999. Dge-slong Thub-bstan-'jam-dbyangs (b. 1936), Rdzong-chos Chos-'byung Bdud-rtsi'i Zil-mngar (Mang-yul Gung-thang Rdzong-dkar Chos-sde dang / Skyid-grong 'Phags-mchog Wa-ti Bzang-po / Rdzong-dkar Yul Lung bcas-kyi Chos-'byung Bdud-rtsi'i Zil-mngar; "History of Zongkar Choede Monastery"), Zongkar Chode Monastery (Gurupura, Mysore district, 1999), in 295 pages, plus many mostly color photos.
1999. Ser-byes Tre-hor Lha-rams Dge-bshes Tshul-dga', Tre-hor Bkra-shis-dar-rgyas Dgon-gyi Byung-rabs Gsal-bar Ston-pa'i Snang-byed Sgron-me, Drepung Loseling Photo Offset Printers (Mundgod 1999), in 184 pages. The 21 chapters cover a number of topics connected with the monastery, including one interesting one on the monastic masked dances (‘cham).
1999. Byes-bsam Blo-bzang-dkon-mchog ("Lobsang Kunchok"), ‘Jam-mgon Bstan-pa'i Rtsa-lag Ser-byes Mkhas-Snyan Grwa-tshang-gi Gdan-rabs Mdo-tsam Brjod-pa Zla-ba Nor-bu'i Me-long ("History of Sera Je Monastery"), Ser-byes Dpe-mdzod-khang (Bylakuppe 1999), in 243 pp. A history of Se-ra Byes Monastery, especially the monastery by that name now located in Bylakuppe (Karnataka). Includes chapters on the founder, the abbatial succession, the famous phur-pa, and on the Buddhist center in Hamburg, Germany.
1999. Ngag-dbang-bkra-shis, Bar-khams Re Dkar Sog Gsum-gyi Lo-rgyus, Bod-gzhung Phyi-dril Snar-thang Par-khang (Dharamsala 1999), in 79 pp. Not seen.
2000. Anon., Rdo Grub-chen Sku-phreng Bzhi'i Rnam-thar, Pema Thinley (Gangtok 2000), in 32 pages. A collective biography of the four incarnations in the Rdo Grub-chen line. The Rdo Grub-chen were perhaps the most famous Rnying-ma-pa incarnates in A-mdo in recent centuries. They were: Rdo Grub-chen I 'Jigs-med-'phrin-las-'od-zer (1745-1821), Rdo Grub-chen II 'Jigs-med-phun-tshogs-'byung-gnas, Rdo Grub-chen III 'Jigs-med-bstan-pa'i-nyi-ma (1865-circa 1926), and Rdo Grub-chen IV Kun-bzang-'jigs-med-chos-dbyings-rang-grol (AKA 'Jigs-med-'phrin-las-dpal-'bar, b. 1927).
2000. Bkra-shis-tshe-ring (Tashi Tsering), Spyi-ti Dkyil Dgon Nor-bu-dge-'phel-gyi Byung-ba Brjod-pa'i Rab-byed 'Phags Nor Bdun-ldan ("A Short Guide to Key Gonpa), Key Monastery (Spiti 2000), in 95 pages. Two works on an important monastery in Spiti. The title work by Tashi Tsering is on pp. 29-76, followed by a short English-language history by Roberto Vitali, 'A Short Guide to Key Gonpa entitled The Mirror that Sheds Light on the Centre of the Mandala' (pp. 77-93).
2000. Dga' Byang Tsha-ba Dge-bshes Bsod-nams-rgyal-mtshan (Gajang Tsawa Geshe Sonam Gyaltsen, aka Dge-bshes Don-ldan), Dga'-ldan Byang-rtse Thos-bsam-nor-bu-gling-gi Byung-ba dang / Zhal-'don Gsung-phyogs Gsal-bar Bkod-pa Mthong-ba Don-ldan, published by the author (Delhi 2000), in 203 pages. On Byang-tse, a part of Dga'-ldan Monastery, including accounts of its constituent Khang-tshan. Although it does contain history, much of this is about the monastic calendar, holy days, administration and the like.
2000. Mkhan-po Tshe-dbang-don-rgyal, Khyad-chos Che-ba Drug-gi Tshul-nas Brjod-pa'i Mkhan Slob Chos-rgyal Lo-pan-rnams-kyi Bka'-drin Rjes-dran-gyi Gtam Mchod-sprin Kun-tu Dgyes-pa'i Me-tog, in 2 vols. (540 and 592 pages). Not yet seen.
2000. Hor-tshang 'Jigs-med, Khrag Thigs-las Skyes-pa'i Ljang-myug ('Bamboo Shoots Grown from Drops of Blood'), Youtse [G.yu-rtse] Publications (McLeod Ganj 2000), in 181 pages. A history of Tibetan poetry between the years 1980 and 2000.
2000. Phu-pa Tshe-ring-stobs-rgyas (b. 1944), Mdo-khams Chu Bzhi Gangs Drug Bstan-srung dang Blangs-dmag-gi Lo-rgyus, Central Dhoto Chushi Gangdruk (McLeod Ganj 2000), in 250, including maps and photos. On the history of the army known as 'Four Rivers Six Ranges' which emerged in mid-1950's Khams as an extremely significant part of the resistance movement against the Chinese invasion. For related literature, we might mention the quite rare book R.P. Bambi, The Crusaders of Tibet, Khampa Pocket Books (Dalhousie n.d.). A copy of the latter book was seen in the main library of the Central Institute for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath.
2000. 'Gu-log Dam-chos-dpal-bzang, 'Gu-log-gi Lo-rgyus Gnyan-po G.yu-rtse'i Bsang Dud, Library of Tibetan Works & Archives (Dharamsala 2000), in 2 vols. A history of the Mgo-log. Reference taken from Bianca Horlemann, 'Modernisation Efforts in Mgo-log: A Chronicle, 1970-2000,' contained in: Toni Huber, ed., Amdo Tibetans in Transition: Society & Culture in the Post-Mao Era, Brill (Leiden 2002), pp. 241-269.
2000. Rdzong-rtse Byams-pa-thub-bstan (= Champa Thubten Zongtse, b. 1933), Bod Sog Bla-chen Du-ma dang / Gong-ma Mchod-yon-du Gyur-tshul sogs Skabs-'brel Lo-rgyus Snying-bsdus (Dharamsala 2000), in 136 pages. Not seen.
2000. Shākya-rgyal-mtshan, Dpal-ldan Sman-ljongs Ne-pā-li'i Rgyal Khongs-su Gtogs-pa / Mnga'-ris Dol-po'i Chos-rig Rang-bzhin Ji-ltar Gsal-ba'i Me-long zhes bya-ba'i Gzigs-Deb, evidently published by the author (Taiwan 2000), in 331 pages, with many full-color illustrations. A history of Dol-po, Nepal, with an emphasis on the Rnying-ma-pa school. Copy seen in Lumbini library.
2000. Reb-gong-pa 'Jigs-med-bsam-grub, Gong-sa Tâ-la'i Bla-ma Sku-phreng Rim-byon-gyi Chos Srid Mdzad-rnam, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 2000). Not seen.
2000. Sga Gra'u-dpon Rin-chen-tshe-ring & Chab-mdo Blo-bzang-dbang-'dus, eds., Chu Sgang Lo-rgyus, Rtsom-sgrig Tshogs-chung-nas 'Grems-spel Zhus (Delhi ca. 2000), in 312 pages. History of the Chu Bzhi Sgang Drug military organization, which ha sometimes fought against the Chinese invasion and occupation. Not seen.
2000. 'Jigs-med-bsam-grub (b. 1957), Gong-sa Tā-la'i Bla-ma Sku-phreng Rim-byon-gyi Chos-srid Mdzad-rnam Gsal-bar Bshad-pa Nges-don Gtam-gyi Snying-po, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 2000), in 850 pages. Biographies of the first 13 Dalai Lamas. Not seen.
2000. Ljongs Rig-dngos Do-dam U-lhan [a committee], Nor-bu-gling-ga Chags-tshul dang 'Brel-ba'i Dkar-chag Rnam-bya'i Glu-dbyangs, Bod-ljongs Mi-dmangs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 2003), in 93 pages. This is the second edition. Not seen.
2000. Ldong Yon-tan-rgya-mtsho, Rnga-yul Sgo-mang Dgon-gyi Gdan-rabs, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 2000), in 362 pages. Not seen.
2001. Bstan-'dzin-'jam-dpal, Dpal-ldan Gle-lung Chos-sde Chen-po'i Gnyags-ston-pa'i Gdung-rabs Gdan-rabs dang bcas-pa'i Rnam-thar Skal-bzang Mdzes-pa'i Rgyan-phreng-las Btus-pa Mthong-ba Don-ldan (History of Lelung Monastery: An Account of Nyag Masters and the Line of Abbots), published by the author (Dharamsala 2001), in 97 pages. The book has two parts, the Tibetan text on pp. 1-64 and an English summary on pp. 65-97. Largely made up of extracts from the 1775 work of Yongs-'dzin Chos-nyid-ye-shes, q.v. History of the Abbots of Sle-lung Chos-sde. BLP no. 2051.
2001. Dbang-'dus-tshe-ring & 'Phrin-las-rgya-mtsho, Bod-kyi Sgra-sgyur Lo-rgyus dang Lo-tsā-ba Rim-byon-gyi Mdzad-rnam Gsal-ba'i Me-long, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 2001), in 492 pages. A history of Tibetan translators, with individual biographical notices, from earliest up to modern times. Two biographical dictionaries are included, one on pre-20th century on pp. 182-329, and the other on 20th century translators on pp. 330-406.
2001. Gter-mdzod Lo-rgyus Gces-btus Blo-gsal Dgyes-pa'i Rdzum-zer (Bylakuppe 2001), in 212 pages. A history of the Rin-chen Gter-mdzod. Not seen.
2001. Ldong-ka-tshang Dge-shis-chos-grags (b. 1959), Ldong-ka-tshang Skal-bzang-sgrol-ma, Ldong-ka-tshang Bsod-nams-lha-mo, et al., Bod-kyi Gdung-rus Zhib-'jug, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 2001), in 247 pages. An investigation into the history of Tibetan surnames. The unusual aspect of this book is its idea that Tibetan 'surnames' (an approximating translation for the word gdung-rus as used in this book) have always worked just like Chinese surnames, which is simply not the case. There seems to be a contemporary political argument underlying this, that Tibetan surnames are, after all, just as good as Chinese surnames. Saying that Pha-dam-pa is the surname of Pha-dam-pa Sangs-rgyas, or that Karma-pa is a surname shared by the Black Hat Karma-pa incarnates, reaches the point of absurdity. Still, with this caveat, the book is not without its merits.
2001. Mkhan-po Bkra-shis-bstan-'dzin, Glo-ljongs Chos-kyi Zhing-sar Bstan-pa 'Phel-rim-gyi Dkar-chag Dwangs-shel Me-long, n.p. (Kathmandu 2000), in 284 pages, with many color photographs. A history of the kingdom of Lo Mustang (Glo Sman-thang), now in northern Nepal.
2001. Chab-'gag Yul-gyi Lo-rgyus Dri-med Shel-dkar Phreng-ba, ed. by Gcod-pa-don-grub & Rta-mgrin, et al., Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Pe-cing 2001), in 729 pages. A gazetteer of Chabgag or Gonghe County, Tsolho Prefecture, Qinghai Province. Information from TBRC. Not yet seen.
2001. Rak-ra Bkras-mthong Thub-bstan-chos-dar, Rgyal-rabs Deb-ther Dkar-po'i Kha-skong Mes Blon Gong-ma'i Zhal-chems, Bod-kyi Dpe-mdzod-khang [Library of Tibetan Works and Archives] (Dharamsala 2001), in 232 pages. Not really a historical composition, this is rather a compilation of Old Tibetan texts of historical content found in Dunhuang, together with 'translations' of the same into more modern Tibetan. It basically covers the 7th and 8th centuries. As indicated in the title, this material is intended to serve as a supplement the White Annals of Gendun Choemphel.
2001. Yon-tan-rgya-mtsho, Skyid-shod Sde-pa'i Skor, KTM Press (Phuntsholing, Bhutan 2001), in 63 pages. Published posthumously. A brief history of the Skyid-shod-pa rulers, with lineage charts for other contemporary dynasties, including the Snel-pa (Sne'u-pa), Rin-spungs-pa and Sne-gdong.
2002. Rgyal-rong Mkhan-zur Rin-po-che Ngag-dbang-theg-mchog, Ser-smad Thos-bsam-nor-gling Grwa-tshang-gi Sngar-srol Chos-grwa'i Lo-rgyus Gsal-bar Bkod-pa Mthong-ba Rgyud-pa'i Man-ngag Gces-btus, no publisher or place given, but evidently published in Byllakuppe. A history of monastic practices in Ser-smad Monastery in old Tibet.
2002. 'Brug-thar, Mdo-smad Byang-shar-gyi Bod-kyi Tsho-ba Shog-pa'i Lo-rgyus dang Rig-gnas Bcas-pa Dpyad-pa, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Pe-cin 2002), in 698 pp. History of tribes, monasteries, arts and sciences in northeastern Amdo, mainly Gansu. Has detailed information about the monasteries of Bla-brang and Co-ne. Information from TBRC. Not yet seen.
2002. Ri-dbang Bstan-'dzin (b. 1948), Bod-ljongs Nags-shod 'Bri-ru'i Lo-rgyus Rab-rim Sâ-la'i Ljon-pa, Bod-ljongs Mi-dmangs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 2002), in 499 pp. A detailed gazetteer of Driru Dzong in Nagsho Prefecture by the historian Riwang Konchog Tenzin (b. 1948). Information from TBRC. Not yet seen.
2002. Lha-mchog-rgyal, Dgon Gong-ma'i Lo-rgyus 'Pho-'byur dang Yul-srol, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Pe-cin 2002), in 561 pp. A gazetteer and history of Serlag Monastery in Amdo. Information from TBRC. Not yet seen.
2002. Mu-po (b. 1965), Gsung-ngag Rin-po-che Lam-'bras Bla-ma Brgyud-pa'i Rnam-thar Kun-'dus Me-long, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 2002), in 338 pages. A collective biography of masters in the Path Including Result lineages, starting with Virūpa, and continuing into modern times, with separate sections for the Tshogs-bshad and Slob-bshad lineages.
2002. Sle-lung Sprul-sku XI Bstan-'dzin-phun-tshogs-blo-ldan, Bod-kyi Sprul-sku Rnam-gsum-gyi Ya-gyal Sle-lung Rje-drung Sku-phreng Rim-gyi Rnam-thar Ngo-mtshar Rgya-mtsho'i Chu-thigs, Lelung Tulku (Dharamsala 2002), in 206 pages. A collective biography of the author's predecessors in the incarnation lineage of the Sle-lung Rje-drung. Not seen.
2002. Gling-rgya-ba Bla-ma-tshe-ring, Reb-gong Gser-mo-ljongs zhes Yongs-su Grags-pa'i Chos-srid-kyi Byung-ba Mdo-tsam Brjod-pa 'Dod-'byung Gter-gyi Bum-bzang, Zang-kang Gyi-ling Dpe-skrun-khang (? 2002), in 240 pp. Not seen.
2003 Rdzong-rtse Byams-pa-thub-bstan (= Champa Thubten Zongtse, b. 1933), Spyan-snga Dbon-rgyud Bod-rje Sne'u-gdong Sde-srid Snga-phyi dang Byang-bdag Chos-rgyal-rnams-kyi Lo-rgyus, Library of Tibetan Works & Archives (Dharamsala 2003), in 117 pages. Not seen.
2003 Blo-bzang-bsam-gtan, Rnam-par Rgyal-ba'i Grwa-tshang Phan-bde-legs-bshad-gling-gi Chos-'byung Lo-rgyus 'Dod-'jo'i Bum-bzang, n.p. (2003). A history of Rnam-rgyal Grwa-tshang. Not seen.
2003 Sangs-rgyas-rin-chen & 'Brug-thar, Bod Sog-gi Rig-gnas 'Brel-ba'i Zhib-'jug, Kan-su'u Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Xining 2003), in 562 pages. Studies in historical relations between Tibetans and Mongolians. Not seen.
2003 Blo-bzang-kun-mkhyen, ed., Chos-sde Chen-po Se-ra Theg-chen-gling-gi Gnas-bshad Gser-gyi Sgron-me, Bod-ljongs Mi-dmangs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 2003), in 81 pages. Not seen.
2003 Dkon-mchog-rgya-mtsho (b. 1968), Gangs-ljongs Skyes-ma'i Lo-rgyus Spyi-bshad, Bod-ljongs Mi-dmangs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 2003), in 224 pages. History, present circumstances and rights of women. Not seen.
2003 'Bras-spungs Mkhan-khri Bstan-pa-bstan-'dzin, Chos-sde Chen-po Dpal-ldan 'Bras-spungs Bkra-shis-sgo-mang Grwa-tshang-gi Chos-'byung Chos Drung G.yas-su 'Khyil-ba'i Sgra-dbyangs: 'Bras-spungs Sgo-mang Grwa-tshang-gi Chos-'byung, published in 2003 in Mundgod in two volumes (740 and 654 pages). Not seen.
2003. Rdzogs-chen VIII Thub-bstan-ngag-dbang-blo-gros-bshad-sgrub-bstan-pa'i-rgyal-mtshan, Snga-'gyur Grub-dbang Rgyal-ba Rdzogs-chen-pa'i Gdan-rabs Chos-brgyud dang bcas-pa'i Byung-ba Brjod-pa'i Gtam Yid-bzhin Dbang-gi Rgyal-po'i Phreng-ba. This has now been placed on the internet for free download in PDF format.
2003. Btsan-lha Ngag-dbang, Rdo-rje, Tā-re-skyid, Rgyal-rong Zhib-'jug Dpyad-yig Phyogs-bsgrigs, Krung-go'i Bod Rig-pa Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 2003), in 720 pages. Although there are sections on language & culture, this is mainly a book on the history of Rgyal-mo-rong.
2004. Bstan-'dzin-kun-bzang-lung-rtogs-bstan-pa'i-nyi-ma, Snga-'gyur Rdzogs-chen Chos-'byung Chen-mo (Snga-'gyur Grub-dbang Rgyal-ba Rdzogs-chen-pa'i Gdan-rabs Chos-brgyud dang bcas-pa'i Byung-ba Brjod-pa'i Gtam Yid-bzhin Dbang-gi Rgyal-po'i Phreng-ba), Krung-go'i Bod Rig-pa Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 2004), in 878 pages. Apparently the larger part of this work is on the abbatial succession of Rdzogs-chen Monastery. Not seen.
2004. Dkon-mchog-rgya-mtsho (b. 1968), 'Bri-gung Chos-'byung, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 2004), in 783 pages. History of 'Bri-gung Bka'-brgyud-pa.
2004. Mu-po (b. 1965), Gsang-chen Snga-'gyur Bstan-pa'i Mnga'-bdag Dpal-yul Rnam-rgyal-byang-chub-chos-gling-gi Gdan-rabs-kyi Byung-ba Brjod-pa Padma Dkar-po'i Do-shal, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 2004), in 417 pages. A history of Dpal-yul Monastery in Khams. Not seen.
2005. 'Bo-dkar Mkhan-po Blo-gros-don-yod, Bde-bar-gshegs-pa'i Ring-lugs Spyi dang Bye-brag Rgyud Thams-cad-kyi Rgyal-po Dpal Dus-kyi-'khor-lo'i Chos-skor-gyi Byung-ba Brjod-pa Thub-bstan Mdzes-par Byed-pa'i Rgyan Indra-nî-la'i Phra-tshom, Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling (Mirik, Darjeeling 2005), in 727 pages. Kâlacakra Tantra history, by a Bka'-brgyud teacher. This published book is also available at TBRC website in PDF format. The author is a still-living follower of Bokar Rinpoche (d. 2004), and so obviously should not be confused with the latter.
2005. Dbra-khyung Dge-bshes Skal-bzang-nor-bu, Smon-gshen-gyi Gdung-rabs Ji-ltar Byung-ba Brjod-pa 'Bel-gtam Ku-hu'i Mgrin-glu, Bod-ljongs Mi-dmangs Dpe-skrun-khang (Lhasa 2005).
2005. Jo-nang Mdza'-mthun Lo-rgyus Phyogs-sgrig Tshogs-pa ['Jo-nang Fellowship Historical Compilation Society'], Jo-nang-pa'i Gdan-rabs Mdor-bsdus Drang-srong Rgan-po'i Zhal-lung, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 2005), with 204 pages. Primarily a history of Jo-nang monasteries in Central and Eastern Tibet, with a special section on monasteries in the Mgo-log region. Note the final brief chapter on the spread of Jo-nang-pa teachings in the United States. There are a number of color photographs of temples and holy sites in the front of the book.
Entry no. 627: BLP no. 1476.
Entry no. 629: A 108-folio work with exactly the same title was listed as belonging to the library of Burmiok Athing, according to a list made by E. Gene Smith. This needs more research. BLP no. 0726.
Entry no 632: BLP no. 1736.
Entry no. 633: In Tshe-dbang-nor-bu's collection of notes to Tibetan historical works (see entry no. 286, at pp. 564-571) is a section of notes that is introduced as being from the Shar-kha'i Yig-tshang, while at the end it is described as the Rgyal-rabs Deb-ther Mkhas-pa'i Dga'-ston, composed by Sittu [i.e., Si-tu] Rab-brtan Kun-bzang-'phags, the chief of Rgyal-rtse. BLP no. 1330. BLP no. 1331 lists a work of Shākya Chos-rje, Dpal-ldan Shar-dga'-ba'i Gdung-rabs Rin-chen Phreng-ba which, despite the variant title, may very well refer to the same work.
Entry no. 634: BLP no. 0694.
Entry no. 637: BLP no. 2032.
Entry no. 638: This should be identified with a title found on a photocopy in the possession of E. Gene Smith, Zab Rgyas Gter-ma'i Lo-rgyus Gter-ston Chos-'byung Nor-bu'i 'Phreng-ba, made from a ms. in 99 (?) folios. (My reading of the added handwritten note on the title page follows: o rgyan rnam grol dbang por rong o rgyan chos gter gling sprul sku rin po ches bca' ba'i gling tsha rin chen bzhugs.) The title of this work as found in the colophon [fol. 96v.8] is: Gter-ston Rgya-mtsho'i Rnam-thar Nor-bu'i 'Phreng-ba. Gter-ston Bdud-'dul-rdo-rje (1615-1672) is mentioned on fol. 91v.4, and further study ought to narrow down the date of this work still further. The fact that these gter-stons of such late date are included here would preclude identifying the present gter-ston history with that of Sha-gzugs-pa, which after all should have a very different title (see entry no. 180), and existed before 1605. Thanks to Bryan Cuevas for consulting on this entry. See also Bryan Cuevas, The Hidden History of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Oxford University Press (Oxford 2003), pp. 234-235 (note 5), for further discussion of dating and authorship.
Entry no. 639: BLP no. 2061.
Entry no. 642: BLP nos. 1390, 1848.
Entry no. 643: An English translation has been published in John Myrdhin Reynolds, The Oral Tradition from Zhang-zhung, Vajra Publications (Kathmandu 2005), "Chapter Seven: The Reasons Why the Bon Did Not Decline," on pp. 119-128. An account of the fall of the Zhang-zhung kingdom ruled by Lig-mi-rgya based on this text is found in David Snellgrove & Hugh Richardson, A Cultural History of Tibet, Prajñā Press (Boulder 1980), pp. 99-103. This text was subject of a paper given in Paris (2008) by Henk Blezer, "A Structural Analysis of the Bon ma nub pa'i gtan tshigs: Emerging Bon at the Crossroads of Oral and Written Modes of Transmission."
Entry no. 646: See the English preface by E. Gene Smith contained in Selected Writings of Ka˙-thog Rig-'dzin Tshe-dbang-nor-bu, Kagyud Sungrab Nyamso Khang (Darjeeling 1973), vol. 1, where we find the statement: "He [Tshe-dbang-nor-bu] also left an undated work entitled Rgyal rabs sogs bod kyi yig tshang gsal ba'i me long, a curious little work, a copy of which is in Burmiok Athing's library, which reminds one of the historical notes of 'Jam-dbyangs Mkhyen-brtse'i-dbang-po." BLP no. 0595.
Entry no. 647: BLP no. 1259.
Entry no. 648: According to J. Karsten, an account of Lha Rgya-ri has now appeared in Bod-kyi Lo-rgyus Rig-gnas Dpyad-gzhi'i Rgyu-cha Bdams-bsgrigs, general series no. 19, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 1996), pp. 29-68.
Entry no. 649: The biography of Padmasambhava was composed by a disciple of Mus-srad-pa, as we may know from the lineage given at p. 67, line 5. Mus-srad-pa Blo-gros-rin-chen-seng-ge was the fifth abbot of Se-ra Monastery, and the one responsible for the creation of the famous image of Hayagrīva. See Grags-can Mi-sna, pp. 489-450. Therefore we would date at least the Padmasambhava biography (which Sog-bzlog-pa cites a number of times in his 1606 history) to about the late 1400's.
650.1: Bla-brang ‘Jigs-med, Bla-brang Bkra-shis-'khyil-gyi Lo-rgyus, evidently published recently in Nepal. See 'Phrin-las-rgya-mtsho ('Bras-spungs Sgo-mang), "Kun-mkhyen Bla-ma'i Thugs-sras Sde-ba Blo-bzang-don-grub-pa'i Rnam-thar Mdor-bsdus," contained in: Ldum-ra (literary magazine of 'Bras-spungs Sgo-mang, in Mundgod, Karnataka), 10th in the general series (2000), pp. 79-86 at p. 86: "nye-char Bal-yul-nas Bla-brang 'Jigs-med-kyis bris-pa'i Bla-brang Bkra-shis-'khyil-gyi Lo-rgyus shig mthong-bar..."
Entry no. 653: This entry would seem to duplicate entry no. 461 (this ought to be checked!). This has been reprinted in Tibetan Bonpo Tanjur, Tempai Nyima (Chengdu 1998), vol. 177, pp. 1-120 (see Katen, pp. 1080-1081, which includes a transcript of the colophon).
654.1: 'Bras Tsha Byang-rtse Chos-rje Blo-bzang-nyi-ma, Dpal-ldan Smad Rgyud-pa'i Chos-'byung G.ya' Dag 'Phrul-gyi Me-long, Jayyed Press (Delhi n.d.), in 376 pp. Thanks to J. Karsten for supplying this entry.
Entry no. 656: According to J. Karsten, an extensive study on eleven members of this incarnation lineage has appeared in Bod-kyi Lo-rgyus Rig-gnas Dpyad-gzhi'i Rgyu-cha Bdams-bsgrigs, general series no. 18, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 1995), pp. 1-192. BLP no. 0710.
Entry no. 658: BLP no. 1905.
Entry no. 659: BLP no. 1961.
Entry no. 660: BLP no. 1771.
Entry no. 662: BLP no. 0733.
Entry no. 663: BLP no. 1137, which says it exists in ms. form.
Entry no. 664: BLP no. 1830.
Entry no. 666: Ngag-dbang-chos-grags, 'Chad-dkar Chos-sde'i Gdan-rabs, listed in BLP no. 0791.
Entry no. 667: BLP no. 504 lists this as follows: Khar-legs Padma-bde-chen, Rgyal-bstan Grub-mtha' Ris-med-kyi Chos-'byung Mdor-bsdus Yid-ches Dad-pa'i Shing-rta.
Entry no. 669: J. Karsten has suggested that the author might be identified as the 'Ja'-mo I Dka'-bcu-pa Ngag-dbang-grags-pa (1678-1745), the first incarnation of the 'Ja'-mo lineage from Bis-thang in Mar-nang in Rong-po (a biographical sketch may be found in J. Karsten's dissertation). BLP nos. 0849, 1036..
Entry no. 670: BLP no. 1105.
Entry no. 674: This text is listed by title only (Sbas-yul 'Bras-mi-ljongskyi [sic] Gnas-yig Phan-yon dang bcas-pa Ngo-mtshar Gter-mdzod), with 68 fols., in the listing of the David-Neel collection. See also Ringu Tulku, "Lhari Nyingphug as Described in the Neyig of Sikkim," Shunyata, vol. 6, no. 1 [Gangtok, Sikkim Buddhists' Association] (1993); reference taken from B. Steinmann's article in TS7. I was able to see an original woodblock print of this work in the library of E. Gene Smith, in 68 fols. It is apparent from the final colophon that the author himself was the patron for the carving of the blocks. It was written at the order of the royal couple (the Mi-dbang Sa-skyongs stangs-dbyal lhan). A handwritten note attached to the title page reads: Rje-btsun 'Jigs-med-dpa'-bo'i 'Bras-ljongs-kyi Gnas-yig. This work is primarily a set of citations from gter-ma works about Sikkim. BLP no. 1562. John Ardussi, Tribulations of a Himalayan Border State: The Status of Sikkimi n the 'Bras-ljongs Rgyal-rabs, paper given at "Tibet & Her Neighbors," conference at Harvard University, April 24-25, 2004.
Entry no. 675: BLP no. 1639. In the text as published in Bod-kyi Lo-rgyus Rig-gnas Dpyad-gzh’i Rgyu-cha Bdams-bsgrigs, general series no. 10, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 1996), the date of composition in 1728-9 is given in the body of the text. The colophon identifies the authors as Ngag-dbang-phun-tshogs and Rgyal-po, two monks from a royal family lineage. See Elliot Sperling, The Politics of History and the Indo-Tibetan Border (1987-88), India Review, vol. 7, no. 3 (2008), pp. 223-239, at pp. 226 ff., 233 ff. See also Sperling’s footnote no. 46, which reads: “The work is mentioned by Dan Martin in Tibetan Histories (London: Serindia, 1997), p. 234. He lists it as undated, speculating correctly that it might be another version of a text by Byar Ngag-dbang in 1728. This latter text is extant as a manuscript kept in the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives and is the version of the text studied by Michael Aris. I am extremely grateful to Tashi Tsering of the Amnye Machen Institute, Dharamsala, for sharing a copy of the other version with me and discussing the differences between them (as well as their common date) with me.”
Entry no. 676: BLP no. 1823.
Entry no. 677: BLP no. 0731.
Entry no. 679: For an article on the Tanguts, see Rnam-sras, Mi-nyag dang Mi-nyag Rgyal-rabs-kyi Skor Che-long tsam Brjod-pa. Bod-ljongs Zhib-'jug, 3rd issue of 1990, pp. 31-43. BLP no. 1618.
Entry no. 681: BLP no. 1767.
Entry no. 682: Note also the article by Phun-tshogs-rnam-rgyal, Rin-spungs-kyi Lo-rgyus Rags-bsdus, Bod-ljongs Zhib-'jug, 1st issue of 1988, pp. 129-145; 2nd issue of 1988, pp. 126-133; 3rd issue of 1988, pp. 90-99. BLP no. 1879.
Entry no. 683: BLP no. 0738.
Entry no. 684: Nyi-lde-ba Nam-mkha'-dpal-bzang, untitled work contained in: A-myes-zhabs Ngag-dbang-kun-dga'-bsod-nams, Yongs-rdzogs Bstan-pa Rin-po-che'i Nyams-len-gyi Man-ngag Gsung-ngag Rin-po-che'i Byon-tshul Khog-phub dang bcas-pa Rgyas-par Bshad-pa Legs-bshad 'Dus-pa'i Rgya-mtsho as contained in: Sa-skya Lam-'bras Literature Series, Sakya Centre (Dehra Dun 1983), vol. 22, pp. 1-314, at pp. 295-301. BLP no. 1911 lists the following title by Nyi-lde Nam-mkha'-bzang-po: Lo-rgyus Ngo-mtshar Chun-po. BLP no. 1959: Sa-skya'i Gdung-rabs. Leonard W.J. van der Kuijp, The Kālacakra And the Patronage of Tibetan Buddhism by the Mongol Imperial Family, Central Eurasian Studies Lectures series no. 4, Dept. of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University (Bloomington 2004), p. 40, dates this unavailable work to circa 1400.
684.1: A historical work entitled Ra-tshag Chos-'byung is listed in Three Dkar Chag's, Ngawang Gelek Demo (New Delhi 1970), p. 241. According to this, the woodblocks for printing it were kept by the woodblock carver (par-pa) Tshe-brtan (unfortunately the number of folios is not mentioned). The Ra-tshag Monastery is evidently the one founded in 1036 by Sna-nam Rdo-rje-dbang-phyug (see for example Blue Annals, pp. 75, 529-530, 541).
Entry no. 686: The author's date of birth is 1915. Includes biographies of prominent teachers and leaders of Nyag-rong.
Entry no. 687: BLP no. 0812.
Entry no. 688: Judging from the author's place in the lineage, it is obvious that this history must date from circa mid-1600's. Kuijp, ‘Monastery', p. 110, treats the Gsang-phu Ne'u-thog histories by Nyi-thang and Zhabs-drung as being two distinct and separate works, and the question does not seem to have been fully resolved yet. Evidently Rin-chen-'byor-ldan was the original author of Otani 13981; he was abbot of Gsang-phu when he wrote it, and the later abbots were added by Byams-pa-kun-dga'-'byung-gnas (note also that the title page is marked kha, meaning that it is the second text in a larger set; it has 13 folios). BLP no. 2019. Verses of praise to Gsang-phu Ne'u-thog by Legs-pa'i-gling listed at BLP no. 2020.
Entry no. 689: BLP no. 0591.
Entry no. 690: BLP no. 1643.
Entry no. 693: BLP no. 0196.
Entry no. 694: BLP no. 0659.
Entry no. 695: The work by Dpa'-bo-'od-gsal, accompanied by woodcut illustrations, has been edited together with two smaller texts on Mahāsiddhas by Alice Egyed, The Eighty-Four Siddhas: A Tibetan Blockprint from Mongolia, Akadémiai Kiadó (Budapest 1984). A work compiled by Slob-dpon Dpa'[-bo]-'od-gsal with the title 'Phags-yul Grub-chen Brgyad-cu-rtsa-bzhi'i Byin-rlabs Skor-las: Lo-rgyus Rnam-par Thar-pa-rnams is also listed in de Rossi Filibeck, Catalogue, vol. 2, p. 331 (no. 662.1), followed by Grub-thob Brgyad-cu-rtsa-bzhi'i Rtogs-pa'i Snyin-po Rdo-rje'i Glu, translated by Me-nyag Tsa-mi Lo-tsā-ba Smon-grub-shes-rab, in 7 fols.
Entry no. 696: BLP no. 0445.
Entry no. 697: BLP no. 2035.
Entry no. 698: Tsong-kha Lha-mo-tshe-ring [Tsongkha Lhamo Tsering], Btsan-rgol Rgyal Skyob, Deb Dang-po: Sku'i Gcen-po Lha-sras Rgya-lo Don-grub Mchog-gi Thog-ma'i Mdzad-phyogs dang Gus Gnyis Dbar Chab-srid 'Brel-ba Byung-stangs Skor, A-myes Rma-chen Bod-kyi Rig-gzhung Zhib-'jug-khang (Dharamsala 1992), in 199 pages. This volume is on the early political activities of Gyalo Thondup. Vol. 2 has also been published: Tsong-kha Lha-mo-tshe-ring [Tsongkha Lhamo Tsering], Btsan-rgol Rgyal Skyob, Deb Gnyis-pa: Bod-nang-du Drag-po'i 'Thab-rtsod Byas Skor, 1957-1962, A-myes Rma-chen Bod-kyi Rig-gzhung Zhib-'jug-khang (Dharamsala 1998), in 319 pages. On secret operations into Tibet. Includes photos maps and documents.
Entry no. 699: There is an obvious reference to this work in David L. Snellgrove, Himalayan Pilgrimage, Shambhala (Boston 1989), p. 118. A kind of summary of part of the work is supplied by Charles Ramble in his article 'The Secular Surroundings of a Bonpo Ceremony: Games, Popular Rituals and Economic Structures in the mDos rgyab of Klu-brag Monastery (Nepal),' contained in: S. Karmay, ed, New Horizons in Bon Studies, National Museum of Ethnology (Osaka 2000), pp. 289-316, at pp. 290-292.
Entry no. 700: BLP no. 1327.
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Potential entries, but in some way or another
too uncertain or problematic:
Anon., Chos-'byung Gsal-byed Mun-sel. Listed in BLP no. 0728.
Anon., Gangs-can Bod-chen-po'i Rgyal-rabs 'Dus-gsal-du Bkod-pa Sngon-med Dwangs-shel 'Phrul-gyi Me-long (Bylakuppe 2001), 679 pages. Seen listed in Biblia Impex catalogue, with no author given. Evidently republished in 347 pages (folios?) in Delhi in 2004.
Anon., Gangs-ljongs Rgyal-bstan Yongs-kyi Phyi-mo Snga-'gyur Rdo-rje-theg-pa'i Bstan-pa Rin-po-che Ji-ltar Byung-tshul Gsal-bar Brjod-pa. Listed in BLP no. 0292.
Anon., Gangs-ljongs Skad-gnyis Smra-ba'i 'Gyur-byag Blo-gsal Dga'-byed, Kan-lho Bod-rigs Rang-skyong Khul Rig-gnas Cus. Listed in BLP no. 0291.
Anon., 'Ja'-lus 'Od-phung Rang-grol-las Bla-ma Brgyud-pa'i Rnam-thar. Listed in BLP no. 0852.
Anon., Jo-bo-rje sogs Bka'-gdams Bla-ma-rnams-kyi 'Das-mchod Ngos-'dzin dang Dus-mchod Ngos-'dzin. Listed in BLP no. 0801.
Anon., Karma-pa Sku-phreng Rim-byon-gyi Mdzad-rnam U-dum-wa-ra'i Chun-po, printed at Rum-btegs. BLP no. 0006.
Anon., Khro-bo 'Dod-rgyal Dmar-po'i Lo-rgyus. Title listed in BLP no. 0226.
Anon., Khyung-po Rgod-tshang-gi Lo-rgyus. Title listed in BLP no. 0190.
Anon., Khyung-rabs G.yu-mgo-ma, a history of the Khyung clan that seems to have been used in the Bstan-'byung, according to Dagkar Geshe Namgyal Nyima.
Anon., Lo-rgyus Sna-tshogs Ngo-mtshar Snang-ba'i Me-tog Tshom-bu. Listed in BLP no. 1914. Not otherwise identifiable.
Anon., Lo-rgyus Yid-'phrog Gtam-gyi Dga'-ston. Listed in BLP no. 1915. Not otherwise identifiable.
Anon., Mdo Dbang Rnam-thar ram Zur Che Chung-gi Gdung-rabs. Listed in BLP no. 1170. It isn't certain which collective biography of the Lamas who transmitted the Anuyoga precepts is intended here.
Anon., Mkhan-rgyud Rnam-dag Nor-bu'i Phreng-ba. Title in 3 fols. listed in BLP no 0234.
Anon., Myang-gi Gdung-rabs. Cited in Geoff Childs, A Note on the Tibetan Origin of the Sherpa Serwa Lineage, Himalayan Research Bulletin, vol. 17, no. 2 (1997), pp. 23-25, which says it is appended to an edition of: [Sa-skya-pa] Bla-ma Dam-pa Bsod-nams-rgyal-mtshan, Rgyal-rabs Gsal-ba'i Me-long, Sherab Gyaltsen Lama & Sonam Rabten, Zigar Drukpa Kargyud Institute (Rewalsar 1985), at pp. 599-602 A genealogy of the Mnga'-bdag Myang. It would appear to be made up of several historical layers of compositions, but the mention of Bstan-'dzin-nor-bu (1598-1668), and the statement that 14 generations separate the present time from the time of 'Gro-mgon (i.e., the son of Nyang-ral Nyi-ma-'od-zer), suggests finally a date in the late 17th century.
Anon., Rgya Dkar Nag-gi Chos-'byung. Title listed in BLP no. 0483.
Anon., Shar-pa'i Chos-'byung Sngon-med Tshangs-pa'i Dbyu-gu. A title listed in BLP no. 1940. It would appear to be a history of the Sherpas.
Anon., Snar-thang Mkhan-rabs Bcu-gnyis-kyi Gdung-rten Dkar-chag. Listed in BLP no. 1268.
Anon., Snga-'gyur Rnying-ma'i Bla-ma Brgyud-pa Rjes-'brangs dang bcas-pa'i Rnam-thar Ngo-mtshar Rgya-mtsho. Listed without author in BLP no. 0671 (I couldn't identify this further).
Anon., Snye-mdo Rdzong-gi Lo-rgyus. Listed in BLP no. 0963.
Anon., Stag-rtse Rdzong-gi Lo-rgyus. Listed in BLP no. 0981. A history of Stag-rtse Rdzong, upriver from Lhasa on the Skyid-chu.
Anon., Stag-tshang Lha-mo Dga'-ldan-bshad-sgrub-gling-gi Gdan-rabs Pad-dkar 'Khri-shing. Listed in BLP no. 0982. Evidently an abbatial succession history of Stag-tshang Lha-mo-kirti Monastery, located in Rnga-ba. See SBTD I 25, 44.
Anon., untitled. Incipit: "Mnga'-bdag Mar-pa'i Bka'-brgyud-kyi ring-lugs 'chad-pa-la gnyis." Photocopy of a 6-fol. dbu-med ms. located in LTWA (Dharamsala), shelf no. KA/2/5, 1927 KA. It is certainly written by a follower of the Karma-pa school, and probably by a disciple of Si-tu VIII Chos-kyi-'byung-gnas (1699/1700-1774). General history of Bka'-brgyud-pa, with special emphasis on the Karma-pa. I asked Tashi Tsering, and he couldn't tell me for certain who the author was.
Anon., Ye-'brog dang Lho-brag Mtshams-kyi Pho-ma G.yu-mtsho'i Gnas-nas Mgo-bzung Lho-brag Stod Smad Lwa-phyi Nang-gi Lo-rgyus. Listed in BLP no. 1791. This is evidently a history of Lho-brag. This has been published in Bod kyi gnas yig bdams bsgrigs (Gangs can rig mdzod, series no. 27), Bod ljongs bod yig dpe rnying dpe skrun khang (Lhasa 1995), pp. 361-369.
Anon., Yid-ches Bla-ma Brgyud-pa'i Lo-rgyus Gsal-byed. Contained in: Bon-zhig Khyung-nag (1103-1183), Snyan-rgyud Rin-po-che Rig-pa Gcer-mthong-gi Gzhung, TBMC (Dolanji 1972), pp. 7-24. This is a history of a special Bon Rdzogs-chen cycle aurally revealed to Bon-zhig Khyung-nag, containing his biography and biographies of some followers of his lineage. See the forthcoming study by Jean-Luc Achard, "Bon-zhig Khyung-nag and the Rigpa Cherthong (Rig-pa Gcer-mthong) Tradition of Rdzogs-chen," to be published in Tibet Journal. It is possible that this collective biography might be as early as the 13th century.
(Zhabs-drung) Bkra-shis-dpal-brtsegs (1359-1379), Stag-lung Chos-'byung Rin-chen Gser-gyi Phreng-ba. Listed in BLP no. 1019. Became abbot of Stag-lung. Blue Annals, p. 638. Full monastic name was Bkra-shis-dpal-brtsegs-nyi-ma'i-dbang-po-bsrung-ba'i-go-cha.
Bon-brgya Dge-legs-lhun-grub-rgya-mtsho, Bon-brgya Dgon Sman-ri-bshad-sgrub-smin-grol-gling-gi Lo-rgyus Mdor-bsdus. late 1900's? A manuscript history of Bon-brgya, a Bon Monastery in Reb-gong in Amdo. My only reference for the existence of this is in Tsering Thar, Bonpo Tantrics in Kokonor Area, Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines, vol. 15 (November 2008), pp. 533-552. The work is quite modern, since the author is the present head of the Bon groups of Reb-gong and, according to Tsering Thar, the most learned and important Bonpo Tulku of north Amdo at the present time.
'Bras-spungs Dge-bshes Yar-'brog-pa Legs-bshad-rgya-mtsho, Rgyal-rabs Lo-rgyus Mes-po'i Drang-thig. Listed in BLP no. 0529. This might be the Legs-bshad-rgya-mtsho who was b. in 1807 (Khetsun Sangpo's Biographical Dictionary, vol. 5, p. 922).
'Brug Rin-chen-rnam-rgyal, 'Brug-pa'i Chos-'byung Gser-gyi Phreng-ba. Listed in BLP no. 1578.
Bsod-nams, Li-yul Chos-'byung. Listed in BLP no. 1907, but not otherwise identifiable. Apparently a religious history of Khotan.
Bsod-nams-rgyal-mtshan, Chos-rgyal Rim-byon Blon-po'i Tshogs-kyi Rnam-thar. Listed in BLP no. 0752. Could this just be a strange title for the Rgyal-rabs Gsal-ba'i Me-long?
Byams-pa-rdo-rje-rgyal-mtshan, Gcod-kyi Bla-ma Brgyud-pa'i Lo-rgyus Byin-rlabs-kyi Sil-ma dang De'i Kha-skong. Listed in BLP no. 0693.
Byang-chub-rnam-rgyal, Rngog-pa Bka'-brgyud-kyi Chos-'byung. Listed in BLP no. 0664.
Chos-grags, Rnam-thar Sngon-byon Gong-ma'i Mdzad-'phrin Gzhir Bzhag Dper Blangs-pa'i Bdag Blun-rmongs Mtshams Rdor-slob 'Dzin-pa'i Lo-rgyus, a ms. in 13 pages, with short format dpe-cha fols. LTWA KA3/2067/24 (?).
Chos-kyi-rdo-rje, Lho-brgyud Lam-rim-gyi Khrid-rgyun 'Dzin-pa'i Mkhas-grub Phyis-byon-rnams-la Nye-bar Mkho-ba'i Mna'-gtam Gser-gyi Phreng-ba. Listed in de Rossi Filibeck, Catalogue, vol. 2, p. 351 (no. 767). The printing of this 11 folio work was done in Lhasa in 1946.
Dge-slong Chos-kyi-rgyal-mtshan, Rgyal-ba Ka˙-thog-pa Nyid dang De'i Gdan-rabs Byon-tshul-gyi Rnam-thar Brjed-byang Dad-pa'i Me-tog Kun-nas Kha-phye-ba. A 24-folio manuscript listed in Drepung Catalog, p. 1538. The author is said here to be a follower of the Ninth Karma-pa, and so ought to belong to the 17th century.
Dhwa-dza'i ming-can, Gangs-can-gyi Rgyal-rabs-las Brtsams-pa'i Lo-rgyus Mdor-bsdus, a manuscript listed in BLP no. 0287.
Dhwa-dza, Gangs-can Zhing-du Bstan-pa Dar-tshul Gtam Utpala'i Phreng-ba. Listed in BLP no. 0290.
Dung-mtsho-ras-pa'i Sems-khrid Yid-bzhin-nor-bu'i Bla-ma Rgyud-pa'i Rnam-thar. Listed in BLP no. 1123. A history of the Sems-khrid Yid-bzhin-nor-bu teaching lineage from Dung-mtsho-ras-pa the Elder, found in 1315. Need to check if this is in the published versions of the collection, or in the Gdams-ngag Mdzod.
Gling-dpon Padma-skal-bzang, Gnas-chung Sgra-dbyangs-gling-gi Lo-rgyus. A history of Gnas-chung monastery near Lha-sa. Listed as a source in: Ladrang Kalsang (Bla-brang Skal-bzang), Bod-kyi Ris-med Dgon-sde Khag-gi Lo-rgyus Mes-po'i Gces-nor, vol. 1 (in 438 pages) published in Delhi in 1995 (to be completed in 2 vols.), at p. 308.
'Gyur-med-rdo-rje & Rat-gling [Ratna-gling-pa], Gter-byung-gi Lo-rgyus Skal-bzang Dga'-byed. Listed in BLP no. 0999.
Khams-pa Seng-ge, Mdo-khams Smad-kyi Chos-'byung. Author of a very early (pre-13th cent.) work on the religious history of Mdo-khams Smad according to Rog-ban Shes-rab-'od, Grub-mtha' So-so'i Bzhed-tshul Gzhung Gsal-bar Ston-pa Chos-'byung Grub-mtha' Chen-po Bstan-pa'i Sgron-me, Tshul-khrims-'jam-dbyangs (Leh 1977), p. 47. Listed in BLP no. 1165. Mentioned by R. Davidson in Lungta, vol. 16 (Spring 2003), p. 66.
Kīrti-badzra, Jo-bo Yab-sras Sprod-pa'i Skyes-bu'i Bstan-rtsis (or, Jo-bo Yab-sras-las 'Phros-pa'i Skyes-bu Dam-pa 'Ga'-zhig-gi Byon-pa'i Tshul Bstan-rtsis, mentioned in Vitali's Tho-ling book, p. 28. Vitali dates it to the 15th century.
Kun-bzang-blo-gros (b. 1928), Zhang Bod-kyi Bstan-'byung Lo-rgyus Lha-rgyud Rin-chen Phreng-ba Ma-bcos Gser-gyi Yang-zhun. A lengthy (over 250 folio) manuscript in the possession of G.yung-drung-gling Monastery. My only reference for the existence of this was in a forthcoming paper by Tsering Thar, now published as: Tsering Thar, Bonpo Tantrics in Kokonor Area, Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines, vol. 15 (November 2008), pp. 533-552. This historical work has now been published with a preface by Namkhai Norbu, Mi-rigs Dpe-skrun-khang (Beijing 2003), in 642 pages.
Lce-sgom-pa Shes-rab-rdo-rje, Bka'-gdams Lha-chos Bdun-ldan-gyi Bla-ma Brgyud-pa-rnams-kyi Rnam-thar, an early Snar-thang print, according to BLP no. 0112.
Lce'i Gdung-rabs-kyi Lo-rgyus. Author given as Shākya'i Btsun-pa Dharma-dhwa-dza˙ (Chos-kyi-rgyal-mtshan?). Drepung Catalog, p. 1528 lists a dbu-can manuscript in 16 folios.
Lha-btsun Grags-pa, Dus-'khor Bstan-rtsis Rin-chen 'Phreng-ba. Listed in BLP no. 1128.
Lo-tsā-ba Nam-mkha'-bzang-po, Bstan-rtsis Legs-bshad 'Od-kyi Phreng-ba. Listed in BLP no. 1051. It seems sure that the author is the Lo-tsā-ba Nam-mkha'-bzang-po who was a nephew of Byang-chub-rtse-mo (1303-1380). Blue Annals, pp. 787-788.
Myang Rig-'dzin Lhun-grub-'od-zer, Lo-rgyus Gsal-ba'i Sgron-me. A title of an apparently historical work, but not otherwise identifiable, listed in BLP no. 1916. The author also composed a biography of Nyang-ral Nyi-ma-'od-zer, but no date is at the moment known for him.
Nag-chu Rdzong-gi Dgon Sde Khag-gi Lo-rgyus, composed by the various monasteries. Listed in BLP no. 1214.
Nam-mkha'-bsod-nams, Rdog Rabs Gsal-ba'i Me-long Nyi-zla'i 'Od-'phro Nor-bu'i Rin-chen. Perhaps should be read Rngog Rabs? Listed in BLP no. 1195.
Nam-mkha'-spyod-pa, Gter-ma'i Lo-rgyus Gter-ston Chos-'byung. Listed in BLP no. 1000.
Nam-mkha'-spyod-pa, Rdo-rje-phur-pa'i Lo-rgyus Chos-'byung. Listed in BLP no. 1190.
Padma-dbang-'dus & Blo-bzang-chos-ldan, Brag-g.yab Bla-dgon-gyi Lo-rgyus Stod Smad Gnyis, Chab-mdo Dpar-'debs Bzo-grwa. Listed in BLP no. 1475.
Padma-rgyal-po, Rnying-ma'i Chos-'byung. Listed in BLP no. 0960, where it is said to have been woodblock printed at Nag-shod.
Paṇ-chen Chos-kyi-nyi-ma, Dus-'khor Bla-ma Brgyud-pa'i Rnam-thar. Listed in BLP no. 1129. This must be by Paṇ-chen VI Thub-bstan-chos-kyi-nyi-ma (1883-1937), although I didn't find it listed among his works.
Rgyal-sras Skal-bzang-'jigs-med-rgyal-mtshan, Gangs-can Zhing-du Rgyal-ba'i Bstan-pa Dar-tshul-las Brtsams-pa'i Gtam. Listed in BLP no. 0289.
Rin-chen-rgyal-mtshan, Rnal-'byor Rgyud Spyi'i Lo-rgyus, listed in BLP no. 1265.
Rngog Bsod-nams-dpal, Bla-ma Rngog-pa Yab-sras Rim-byon-pa'i Rnam-thar Rin-po-che'i Rgyan-gyi Phreng-ba, a ms. in 12 fols. listed in Drepung Catalog, p. 1508 (see also p. 1511, which may be a different Rngog history). Evidently a history of the Rngog lineage.
Sde-dge Rdzong srid-gros, Sde-dge Chos-rgyal Chen-po'i Rgyal-rabs-kyi Lo-rgyus Dngul-dkar Me-long. Listed in BLP no. 1208.
Shākya Chos-rje, Shākya'i Rgyal-rabs Mdor-bsdus. Listed in BLP no. 1927, and not further identifiable, except that the author is probably the same one who wrote the title Rtse-thang Chags-tshul, listed at BLP no. 1677.
Shākya-don-grub-dpal-bzang-po, Shākya'i Dge-slong, Dpal-ldan Sa-skya-pa'i Gdung-rabs Rin-po-che'i Phreng-ba / Rnam-thar Mdo-tsam-gyi 'Od-mdangs dang bcas-pa. This is a 13-fol. ms. listed in Drepung Catalog, p. 1506, with another copy listed on p. 1507.
Shar-rdza Bkra-shis-rgyal-mtshan's history (Beijing edition), p. 230, cites a Chos history concerning the Phyi-dar Vinaya transmission, "Chos-'byung Kun-gsal Gnam-lcags-rdo-rjes mdzad-pa." Gar-dbang-gnam-lcags-rdo-rje is a name of Rtsa-gsum-gter-bdag-gling-pa (17th century).
Shes-rab-'byor-ldan, Lho-brag Mkhar-chu'i Dgon-gnas dang Gdan-rabs-kyi Lo-rgyus Rab-gsal Me-long (Thimphu 1996). Ref.: Civilization at the Foot of Mount Sham-po, p. 274.
Skal-bzang-dar-rgyas, Zhwa-dkar Bstan-pa'i Lo-rgyus Ke-ta-ka'i Phreng-ba, published in photocopied and bound form at Dga'-mal Monastery (Songpan). No date available. Western book format, in 68 pages. A history of Bon, concentrating on Bon-Chos relations. The author was the former head teacher of Dga'-mal Monastery. My only information about the existence of this history is from the master's thesis of J. F. Marc Desjardins.
Skyi-shod A-khu Bkra-shis-don-grub, Sde-pa Dga'-ldan-pa'i Gdung-rabs. Listed in BLP no. 1202. Since the author must be the same as the A-khu Bkra-shis who composed the first part of the Skyid-shod Gdung-rabs, this work might date from early 1700's. Per Sørensen says the brother of A-khu Bkra-shis-don-grub, named A-khu Bkra-shis-rab-brtan, is the actual author.
Tāranātha, Bde-mchog Chos-'byung. Listed in BLP no. 1154, although I couldn't verify it.
Tāranātha, Bstan-rtsis Gsal-ba'i Sgron-me. Listed in BLP no. 1054, although I haven't been able to verify its existence yet.
Thon-mi Sambhoṭa (7th century), Bod Kha-ba-can-du Bstan-pa'i Dbu-snyed-pa'i Lo-rgyus la sogs-pa, a 49-folio text listed in the catalogue of the NGMPP (ID no. 190). This needs investigation. By the same author is a A-ci Rgya-za'i Rnam-thar (Rje btsun 'phags ma sgrol ma yi rnam sprul a ci rgya za'i rnam thar mdor bsdus pa gab krugs ma), in 93 fols. This would seem to be a biography of the Chinese queen (Rgya-bza').
Thub-bstan-tshe-ring, Lcags-ri 'Gro-phan-rig-byed-gling-gi Byung-ba Brjod-pa Gsal-ba'i Sgron-me. Listed in BLP no. 0695.
Ye-shes-klong-grol (=Slob-dpon 'Gyur-med), Gnas-chen Brag-dkar Rta-so Bla-rabs Lo-rgyus Nyung-gsal Mos-ldan Dga'-bskyed Bdud-rtsi Thig-phreng, a 13 fol. cursive ms. in the possession of [the author] Slob-dpon 'Gyur-med at RG Nubri. NGMPP reel no. L1216/14, running no. L10436. This must be very recently composed.
[Cha-har Dge-bshes?] Blo-bzang-tshul-khrims, Rje Rin-po-ches 'Dul-ba'i Bstan-pa Rgyas-par Mdzad-tshul, in catalog of LTWA 585/KHA as a chos-'byung.
According to S. Karmay ('The Decree of the Khro-chen King,' Acta Orientalia, vol. 15 , pp. 141-159, at p. 142), Kun-grol-grags-pa, in a 1766 work, makes reference to a Khro-chen royal history (Rgyal-rabs) entitled Shel-dkar Phreng-ba.
Amy Heller's article, Terma of Dolpo: The Secret Library of Pijor (Orientations, vol. 32, no. 10 (Dec 2001), pp. 64-71, mentions some unavailable histories of Dol-po, preserved at Pijor. One of these is called "History of Kenpo Jamyang" (Mkhan-po 'Jam-dbyangs?).
Everding's catalogue of Dieter Schuh's microfiche collection lists as no. 2653 (on p. 66): Bon-gyi Byung-tshul Dar-rgyas Gsal-ba'i Sgron-ma, a text I haven't been able to identify. It is a cursive ms. in 235 fols.
A-'dzom Dgon-pa'i Gna' Deng-gi Lo-rgyus Mdor-bsdus, by Bstan-'dzin-nor-bu. A 26-page digitally scanned version of a ms. acquired by TBRC. Created by Alexander Patten Gardner. History of the Adzom Drugpa Chogar Monastery.
Still another problem: In entry no. 95, is mention of a Sa-skya Gdung-rabs by Bsod-nams-rgyal-mtshan's student Shes-rab-rdo-rje. This should have an independent entry. It's listed in Sa-skya Gdung-rabs Chen-mo (PRC ed.), p. 253, where we also find a further citation from a Ti-shrī Gdan-rabs (I'm not sure what this means, but it sure is interesting! Thanks to Olaf Czaja for providing the reference.) See also Leonard W.J. van der Kuijp, The Kālacakra And the Patronage of Tibetan Buddhism by the Mongol Imperial Family, Central Eurasian Studies Lectures series no. 4, Dept. of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University (Bloomington 2004), p. 40, which dates this history to the late 14th century.
What to do with the following entry, taken from J. Gyatso, Apparitions of the Self, Princeton University (Princeton 1998), p. 319: Padma-las-'brel-rtsal Tshul-khrims-rdo-rje (1219-1315?), Mkha'-'gro Snying-thig-gi Lo-rgyus, with addendum by 'Phags-pa Dpon-po Dar-ma-bzang-po, contained in: Snying-thig Ya Bzhi, A-'dzom Chos-sgar edition, Sherab Gyaltsen Lama (Delhi 1975-79), vol. 10, pp. 69-74 ("authorship uncertain")?
INDEX... Important Note: Note that there are a few regretable errors in the dates as they appear in the index of the book, in the index entries for Dkon-mchog-rin-chen, Rgod-kyi-ldem-'phru-can, Sangs-rgyas-gling-pa and Rang-byung-rdo-rje, for examples. In these cases the dates that are intended to be the correct ones are the ones in the main entries, not the ones in the index. In the index, "Pan-cheṇ" should of course be Paṇ-chen.