Tibet township map & place name index = Bod kyi grong brtal dang grong tsho'i sa khra / designed and edited by Tsering Wangyal Shawa.

Shawa, Wangyal [Browse]
  • English
  • Tibetan
  • Chinese
  • Princeton, N.J. : Tsering Wangyal Shawa, 2014.
  • ©2014
  • Lambert conformal conic projection ; based on central meridian 90° East, standard parallels 25° and 27° North. Datum WGS 1984. (E 73°30ʹ02ʹʹ--E 103°04ʹ30ʹʹ/N 38°58ʹ38ʹʹ--N 27°18ʹ20ʹʹ).
  • 1 map : color ; 73 x 128 cm.


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Summary note
Map shows townships, county headquarters, county and provincial boundaries, major rivers and roads. The map and township index information is based on the 2000 Chinese Census township level administrative units (fourth-level of census geography unit). Includes Jiedao (urban street location), Zhen (township with urban population) and Xiang (township without urban population). Presently map publications of this area are done in Chinese and transliterated to Pinyin phonetic system. The goal of this map and companion index is to contribute to the creation of a comprehensive Tibetan geographic name database that will capture locations that were or are in Tibetan to correct previous errors. Many Tibetan phonemes are not translatable to Chinese characters, therefore, a phonetic transcription is difficult to render to the Pinyin system.
  • Relief shown by gradient tints.
  • Title and locations on map are given in Wylie transliteration system. The index is in Tibetan, English and Chinese and includes the Wylie and Pinyin transcriptions.
  • Ex copy: "This book and maps were specially created to commemorate the first visit of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet to Princeton University, October 28th 2014."--preliminary leaf.
  • Ex copy: Signed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet on preliminary leaf. Also laid in: photo of signing and flyer from Dalai Lama's talk "Develop the Heart" on October 28, 2014 to the Princeton University community.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Funding information
The publication of this map was supported by the Princeton University Department of Art and Archaeology.
Language note
In Tibetan, English and Chinese.
  • Insets on recto: Map showing Tibet Autonomous Region extension after the "17-Point Agreement"
  • Tibetan boundaries as published by the Information Office, Tibetan Government in Exile
  • Changing boundaries in Tibet
  • Verso: Place name index.
Source acquisition
Gift from author ; Tsering Wangyal Shawa ; 2014.
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  • Bod kyi grong brtal dang grong tsho'i sa khra
  • Tibet township map
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