Gray Tuttle

Gray Tuttle is the Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies at Columbia University. He received his BA in English from Princeton, MA in Regional Studies–East Asia from Harvard, and PhD in Inner Asian and Altaic Studies from Harvard.

The majority of Professor Tuttle’s research deals with the historical background of Tibetan Buddhism and the relationship between Tibet and China (both modern and historical).

Representative Publications

“The Failure of Ideologies in China’s Relations with Tibetans.” In Asian Nationalism Studies. Jacques Bertrand and André Laliberté, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2010, 219-­243

“Tibetan Buddhism at a Chinese Buddhist Sacred Mountain in Modern Times.” In Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies. 2 (2006), 211-245

“Uniting Religion and Politics in a Bid for Autonomy: Lamas in Exile in China (1924-1937) and America (1979-­‐1991).” In Buddhist Missionaries in the Era of Globalization. Linda Learman, ed. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press. 2004, 210-232; (To be reprinted in The Tibetan History Reader. Tuttle, Gray and Kurtis R. Schaeffer, eds.)


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