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Living Reading Lists (if you think something is missing, please let us know!):

Cultural Sustainability

Heritage and Traditions in China


Online Resources

Tibetan language MOOC: རིག་གནས་བསྡུ་འཇུག་དང་ཉར་ཚགས་བྱེད་པའི་ཐབས་ལམ་མདོར་བསྡུས། "Methods and Techniques for Documenting and Preserving Tibetan Culture."

Smithsonian Folklife and Oral History interviewing Guide (Tibetan version linked on page)

Smithsonian Folklife Video Production Handbook (Tibetan and Mandarin versions linked on page)

Folklife and Fieldwork: An Introduction to Cultural Documentation (English only, from Library of Congress)

The Sustainable Heritage Network (English only)