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Collected Articles of Professor Melvyn C. Goldstein

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The articles on this page are listed in reverse chronological order along with the contributing authors.

What to do with unmarried daughters? Modern solutions to a traditional dilemma in a polyandrous Tibetan society

Geoff Childs, Melvyn C. Goldstein, Puchung Wangdui

[In Caroline Bretell and Carolyn Sargent, eds, Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective, 6th Edition, Pearson, 2012.]

Balancing People, Policies, and Resources in Rural Tibet (.pdf)

Geoff Childs, Melvyn C. Goldstein, Puchung Wangdui

[In Eduardo S. Brondizo and Emilio F. Moran, eds, Human-Environment Interactions: Current and Future Directions, Springer Publishers. 2012]

Change and Continuity in a Nomadic Pastoralism Community in the Tibet Autonomous Region, 1959-2009
[H. Kreutzmann (ed.) Pastoral practices in High Asia, Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research, Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 257-272. 2012

 

Externally-resident daughters, social capital, and support for the elderly in rural Tibet (.pdf)

Geoff Childs, Melvyn C. Goldstein, Puchung Wangdui

[The Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. 26: 1-22, 2011]

An Entrepreneurial Transition? Development and Economic Mobility in Rural Tibet (.pdf)

Geoff Childs, Melvyn C. Goldstein, Puchung Wangdui

[Himalaya. XXX(1-2):51-63, 2010]

A Translation of part of Chapter Five (“The United States Interves") from A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 2: The Calm Before the Storm  [in Chinese]

[Journal of China Executive Leadership Academy. Pudong(Shanghai). Xin Hua Wen Zhai, 10: 139-146, 2010.]

Bouddhisme tibétain et monachisme de masse

[In Adeline Herrou and Gisele Krauskopff (eds.) Des moines et des moniales dans le monde. La vie
monastique de la parente. Presses Universitaires de Toulouse le Mirail, publication date, 2009. [English version of paper is "Tibetan Buddhism and Mass Monasticism"]

Beijing's "People First" Development Initiative for the Tibet Autonomous Region's Rural Sector-A Case Study from the Shgatse Area"

Melvyn C. Goldstein, Geoff Childs, Puchung Wangdui

[The China Journal. 63: 57-75, January 2010.]

Comment on Winkler's interview

[Melvyn C. Goldstein -in TibetInfoNew/ Auguts 28, 2008.]

Conflcit and the Cultural Revolution: The Nyemo Incident of 1969.

Melvyn C. Goldstein, Ben Jiao, and Tanzen Lhundrup. IN F. Pirie and T. Huber (eds.) [Conflict and Social Order in Tibet and Inner Asia. Leiden: Brill, pp. 17-58, 2008.]

Going for Income in Village Tibet: A Longitudinal Analysis of Change and Adaptation, 1997 to 2007.

Melvyn C. Goldstein, Geoff Childs, Puchung Wangdui

[ Asian Survey. 48:3 (May/June), pp. 513-534, 2008.]

Modern Tibetan History, Vol. 2: The Estate System

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[University of California Press: Berkely, Los Angeles, London. 2007.]

 

Modern Tibetan History, Vol. 2: Conclusions

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[University of California Press: Berkely, Los Angeles, London. 2007.]

 

Education in the Tibetan Autonomous Region: policies and practices in rural and nomadic communities. (.pdf)
Gerard A. Postiglione, Ben Jiao, Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Education Reform in China: Changing concepts, contexts and practices. Janette Ryan (ed.), Routledge. May 2006.]

 

The United States, Tibet, and the Cold War

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Journal of Cold War Studies. 8(2): 145-164. 2005.]

Tibetan Fertility Transitions in China and South Asia (.pdf)

Geoff Childs, Melvyn C. Goldstein, Ben Jiao, Cynthia Beall

[Population and Development Review. 31(2): 337-349, June 2005.]

Higher offspring survival among Tibetan women with high oxygen saturation genotypes residing at

4,000 m (.pdf)

C.M. Beall, Kijoung Song, Robert C. Elston, Melvyn C. Goldstein

[PNAS published September 7, 2004, 10.1073/pnas.0405949101 ( Anthropology-Social Sciences ).]

On Modern Tibetan History: Moving Beyond Stereotypes (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein

In., A. McKay (ed.) [Tibet and Her Neighbours:A History. London: Edition Hansjoerg Mayer. Pp. 217 - 226, 2003.]

Development and Change in Rural Tibet, Problems and Adaptations

Melvyn C. Goldstein, Ben Jiao, C.M. Beall, Phuntso Tsering

[Asian Survey. 43(5): 758 - 779, September/October. 2003.]

Fertility and Familiy Planning in Rural Tibet (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein, Ben Jiao, C.M. Beall, Phuntso Tsering

[The China Journal. 47: 19-40, 2002.]

Introduction (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet: Religious Revival & Cultural Identity. Pp. 1-15. 1998.]

The Revival of Monastic Life in Drepung Monastery (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet: Religious Revival & Cultural Identity. Pp. 15-52. 1998.]

The Dalai Lama's Dilemma (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Foreign Affairs. 77(1):83 - 97. 1998.]

Quantitative Genetic Analysis of Arterial Oxygen Saturation in Tibetan Highlanders (.pdf)

C.M. Beall, K.P. Strohl, John Blangero, Sarah Williams-Blangero, G.M. Brittenham, Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Human Biology. 69(5): 597-604, 1997.]

Growing Old in Tibet- Tradition, Family and Change

Melvyn C. Goldstein and Cynthia M. Beall

[Aging. Asian Experiences Past and Present. 155-176. 1997]

Basal Metabolic Rate and Dietary Seasonality Among Tibetan Nomads

C.M. Beall, J. Henry, C. Worthma, Melvyn C. Goldstein

[American Journal of Human Biology. 8: 361-370, 1996.]

Nomads of Golok, a Report

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Manuscript, 1996.]

Tibet, China and the United States: Reflections on the Tibet Question

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Occasional Paper of the Atlantic Council of the United States, pp. 72, 1995.]

Major Gene for Percent Oxygen Saturation of Arterial Hemoglobin in Tibetan Highlanders (.pdf)

C.M. Beall, J. Blangero, S. Williams-Blangero, Melvyn C. Goldstein

[AJPA. 95: 271-276, 1994.]

Change, Conflict and Continuity Among a Community of Nomadic Pastoralists (.pdf)

[Resistance and Reform in Tibet. London: Hurst & Co., 1994. pp.76-111. 1994.]

What Is Tibet? (.docx)                                                                                                                                   

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Resistance and Reform in Tibet. London: Hurst & Co., 1994.]

Income and Family Support Among Rural Elderly in Zhejiang Province, China (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein, Yachun Ku

[Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. 8(3):197-223. 1993.]

High Prevalence of Excess Fat and Central Fat Patterning Among Mongolian Pastoral Nomads (.pdf)

C.M. Beall, Melvyn C. Goldstein

[American Journal of Human Biology. 4(6):747-756. 1992.]

Tibetan Lexicography (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2548-2550. 1991.]

Change and Continuity in Nomadic Pastoralism on the Western Tibetan Plateau

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Nomadic Peoples. 28: 105-23, 1991.]

Tibet: After the Fall of Chamdo (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[The Tibet Journal. 26(1): 58-95, 1991.]

Foraging Ecology of Livestock on the Tibetan Changtang: A Comparison of Three Adjacent Grazing

Areas

R.P. Cincotta, P.J. van Soest, J. B. Robertson, C.M. Beall, M.C. Goldstein

[Arctic and Alpine Research. 23(2): 149-61, 1991.]

 

China's Birth Control Policy in the Tibet Autonomous Region: Myths and Realities (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein, Cynthia M. Beall

[Asian Survey. Vol. XXXI. 3: 285-303, March 1991.]

The Dragon and the Snow Lion: The Tibet Question in the Twentieth Century (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[China Briefing. A.J. Kane (ed.), Westview Press, pp. 129-168. 1990.]

Religious Conflict in the Traditional Tibetan State

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[In "Reflections on Tibetan Culture: Essays in Memory of T.V. Wylie". L. Epstein & R. Sherburne (eds.),

Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen. Pp. 231-47, 1990.]

Household Composition of the Elderly in Two Rural Villages in the People's Republic of China (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein, Yachun Ku, Charlotte Ikels

[Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. Vol. 5, No. 2. 1990.]

Traditional Nomadic Pastoralism and Ecological Conservation on Tibet's Northern Plateau

M.C. Goldstein, C.M. Beall, R.P. Cincotta

[National Geographic Research. 6(2): 139-56, 1990.]

The Remote World of Tibet's Nomads

M.C. Goldstein, C.M. Beall

[National Geographic Magazine, 175(6), June 1989.]

Freedom, Servitude and the "Servant-serf" Nyima: a re-rejoinder to Miller (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[The Tibet Journa Vol. XIV No.2:56-60. 1989.]

The Impact of China's Reform Policy on the Nomads of Western Tibet

M.C. Goldstein, C.M. Beall

[Asian Survey. 29(6): 619-41, 1989.]

Hemoglobin Concentration of High-Altitude Tibetans and Bolivian Aymara (.pdf)

C.M. Beall, G.M. Brittenham, K.P. Strohl, J. Blangero, S. Williams-Blangero,Melvyn C. Goldstein, M.J. Decker, E. Vargas, M. Villena, R. Soria, C. Gonzales
[American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 106: 385-400, 1988.]

Sociocultural Influences on the Working Capacity of Elderly Nepali Men (.pdf)

C.M. Beall, Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Capacity for Work in the Tropics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 215-226. 1988.]

On The Nature Of The Tibetan Peasantry : a rejoinder (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[The Tibet Journal:61-65. 1987.]

Anthropological Fieldwork in Tibet Studying Nomadic Pastoralists on the Changtang

C.M. Beall, Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Himalaya, the Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies:. 7(1):1-4, 1987.]

When Brothers Share A Wife

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Updated 2011 with author's note. Anthropology. 12/13. pp 74-78]

[Natural History. 96(3):109-112, 1987.]

Hemoglobin Concentration of Pastoral Nomads Permanently Resident at 4,950-5,450 Meters in Tibet (.pdf)

C.M. Beall, M.C. Goldstein

[AJPA. 73: 433-439, 1987.]

Reexamining Choice, Dependency and Command In The Tibetan Social System: 'Tax Appendages'

and Other Landless Serfs" (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[The Tibet Journal XI. No.4:79-113, 1986.]

Family Change, Caste, and the Elderly in a Rural Locale in Nepal (.pdf)

M.C. Goldstein, C.M. Beall

[Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. 1(3): 305-317. 1986.]

Age Differences in Sensory and Cognitive Function in an Elderly Non-Western Population (.pdf)

C.M. Beall, M.C. Goldstein

[Journal of Gerontology. 41(3): 387-389. 1986.]

The Proximate Determinants of Fertility in the Kathmandu Valley Nepal (.pdf)

J.L. Ross, J. Blangero, M.C. Goldstein, S. Schuler

[Journal of Biosocial Research. 18(2). 1986.]

Studying Nomads on the Tibetan Plateau (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein and Cynthia M. Beall

[China Exchange News. 14(4). 1986]

Barriers to Effective Family Planning (.pdf)

S. Schuler, N. MacIntosh, M.C. Goldstein

[Studies in Family Planning. Vol. 16(5): 260-270. 1985.]

Tibetan Buddhist Monasticism: Social, Psychological & Cultural Implications (.pdf)

M.C. Goldstein, P. Tsarong

[The Tibet Journal. 10(1): 14-31, 1985.]

Social Structure and Intracohort Variation in Physical Fitness Among Elderly Males in a Traditional Third World Society (.pdf)

C.M. Beall, M.C. Goldstein, E.S. Feldman

[Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 33(6): 406-412. 1985.]

Review of Levine's "The Dynamics of Polyandry"

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Anthropos. 85. 1985]

On Studying Fertility at High Altitude: A Rejoinder to Hoff (.pdf)

Goldstein, Melvyn C.;Beall, Cynthia M.; and Tsarong, Paljor
[American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 86, No. 2 (Jun., 1984), pp. 419-423]

An Anthropological Approach to the Study of Illness Behavior in an Urban Community (.pdf)

J.K. Eckert, M.C. Goldstein

[Urban Anthropology. Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 125-138. 1983.]

From a Mountain/Rural to Plains/Urban Society: Implications of the 1981 Nepalese Census (.pdf)

M.C. Goldstein, J.L. Ross, S. Schuler

[Mountain Research and Development. Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 61 - 64. 1983.]

High Altitude Hypoxia, Culture, and Human Fecundity/Fertility: A Comparative Study (.pdf)

M.C. Goldstein, P. Tsarong, C.M. Beall

[American Anthropologist. Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 61-64. 1983.]

Social and Economic Forces Affecting Intergenerational Relations in Extended Families in a Third World Country: A Cautionary Tale from South Asia (.pdf)

M.C. Goldstein, S. Schuler, and J. L. Ross

[Journal of Gerontology. Vol. 38, pp. 716-24. 1983]

Indirect Modernization and the Status of the Elderly in a Rural Third World Setting (.pdf)

M.C. Goldstein, C.M. Beall

[Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. 37(6): 743 - 748. 1982.]

Lhasa Street Songs: Political and Social Satire in Traditional Tibet (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[The Tibet Journal: 56-66. 1982.]

Biological Function, Activity, and Dependency Among Elderly Sherpa in the Nepal Himalayas (.pdf)

C.M. Beall, M.C. Goldstein

[Social Science & Medicine. Vol. 16: 135 - 140. Great Britain: Pergamon Press, Inc.,   

1982.]

Work, Aging, and Dependency in a Sherpa Population in Nepal (.pdf)

C.M. Beall, M.C. Goldstein

[Social Science & Medicine. Vol. 16: 141 - 147. Great Britain: Pergamon Press, Inc.,   

1982.]

New Perspectives on Tibetan Fertility and Population Decline (.pdf) 

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[American Ethnologist. 8 (4): 721-729, 1981.]

Modernization and Aging in the Third and Fourth World: Views from the Rural Hinterland in Nepal (.pdf)

M.C. Goldstein, C.M. Beall

[Human Organization. Vol. 40. 1:48 - 55. Society for Applied Anthropology, 1981.]

Fraternal Polyandry in N.W. Nepal: A Test of Sociobiological Theory (.pdf)

C.M. Beall, M.C. Goldstein

[American Anthropologist. 83(1): 5 - 12. 1981.]

The Transformation of the Social Matrix of Tibetan Populations in the High Himalaya (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Environmental and Human Population Problems at High Altitude. Pp 101-105. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. 1981.]

High Altitude Tibetan Populations in the Remote Himalaya: Social Transformations and its Demographic, Economic, and Ecological Consequences (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Mountain Research and Development. 1(1):5-18. 1981.]

Adjudication and Partition in the Tibetan Stem Family (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[D. Buxbaum (ed.), Chinese Family Law and Social Change in Historical and Contemporary Perspective. Seattle, WA.

University of Washington Press. 205-214, 1978.]

Pahari and Tibetan Polyandry Revisited

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Ethnology. 17(3): 325-327, 1978.]

Fraternal Polyandry and Fertility in a High Himalayan Valley in N.W. Nepal

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Human Ecology. 4(3): 223-233, 1976.]

A Report on Limi Panchayat, Humla District, Karnali Zone

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Contributions to Nepalese Studies. Vol. 2 No. 2: 89-101, 1975.]

Preliminary Notes on Marriage and Kinship Among the Sherpa of Helambu and Solo-Khumba and

Lhasa Tibetans

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Contributions to Nepalese Studies. Vol. 2, No. 1: 57-70, 1975.]

Tibetan Speaking Agro-Pastoralists of Limi: A Cultural Ecology Overview of High Altitude Adaptation in

the Northwest Himalaya (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Objets Et Mondes. 14(4): 259-286, 1974.]

The Circulation of Estates in Tibet: Reincarnation, Land and Politics (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Journal of Asia Studies. Vol. XXXII NO. 3, May 1973, pg. 445-455.]

The Balance Between Centralization and Decentralization in the Traditional Tibetan Political System (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Central Asiatic Journal. 15(3): 170-182. 1971.]

Stratification, Polyandry, and Family Structure in Central Tibet

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Southwestern Journal of Anthropology. 27(1): 64-74, 1971.]

Serfdom and Mobility: An Examination of the Institution of "Human Lease" in Traditional Tibetan Society (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[The Journal of Asian Studies. 30(3): 521-534. 1971.]

Taxation and the Structure of a Tibetan Village (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Central Asiatic Journal. 15(1):1-27. 1971.]

A Study of the Ldab Ldob (.pdf)

Melvyn C. Goldstein

[Central Asiatic Journal. 9(2): 125-41, 1964.]