Tshebe (Caibei) received her PhD in 2010 from Minzu University of China in Beijing. She studies Tibetan cultural history and conducts research on the Tibetan landscape and Holy Land. Her doctoral dissertation explored a very old Mountain Spirit or Local Deity called ‘A-Myes-Rma-Chen’, particularly its role and symbolic significance in Tibetan society in the pre-Buddhist period. Tshebe currently focuses on landscape transformation in Himalayan areas, and has an interest in Tibetan film from an anthropological perspective. She is an Associate Professor of Tibetan Buddhism at Qinghai Minzu University and associated with the Himalayan Research Center. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of Colorado Boulder with the Department of Geography and the Center for Asian Studies.