Tibet lies on a high plateau known as the Roof of the World. It has the largest mountain range and the highest snow-capped peaks on earth. The greatest rivers of the Asian continent also have their sources there. The culture of Tibet has fascinated the Western mind for centuries.Tibet - A Culture in Transition offers a broad view of both historical and contemporary Tibet. It also offers fresh perspectives on the changes occuring in the Tibetan culture. The articles on modern-day Tibet are based on fieldwork by Finnish researchers in recent years. They discuss, among other things, the status of women and the practice of religion, education, refugeeism, and the modernization of the Tibetan economy. This book is a 'must have' for all those interested in this diverse and dynamic nation.