Beginning with Tibet's emergence as a regional power and concluding with its profound contemporary transformations, the collection is both a general and specific history, connecting the actions of individuals, communities, and institutions ...
Author: Gray Tuttle
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Covering the social, cultural, and political development of Tibet from the seventh century to the modern period, this resource reproduces essential, hard-to-find essays from the past fifty years of Tibetan studies, along with several new contributions. Beginning with Tibet's emergence as a regional power and concluding with its profound contemporary transformations, the collection is both a general and specific history, connecting the actions of individuals, communities, and institutions to broader historical trends shaping Asia and the world. With contributions from American, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Tibetan scholars, the anthology reflects the international character of Tibetan studies and its multiple, interdisciplinary perspectives. By far the most concise scholarly anthology on Tibetan civilization in any Western language, this reader draws a clear portrait of Tibet's history, its relation to its neighbors, and its role in world affairs.
“This single volume offers a thorough education in Tibetan history from the
founding of the Tibetan empire in the seventh ... By far the most concise scholarly
anthology on Tibetan civilization in any Western language, this reader draws a
Author: Gray Tuttle
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Answering a critical need for an accurate, in-depth history of Tibet, this single-volume resource reproduces essential, hard-to-find essays from the past fifty years of Tibetan studies. Covering the social, cultural, and political development of Tibet from the seventh century to the modern period, the volume is organized chronologically and regionally to complement courses in Asian and religious studies and world civilizations. Beginning with Tibet's emergence as a regional power and concluding with its profound contemporary transformations, this anthology offers both a general and ..
This book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to Tibet, its culture and history.
Author: Matthew T. Kapstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
This book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to Tibet,its culture and history. A clear and comprehensive overview of Tibet, its culture andhistory. Responds to current interest in Tibet due to continuingpublicity about Chinese rule and growing interest in TibetanBuddhism. Explains recent events within the context of Tibetanhistory. Situates Tibet in relation to other Asian civilizations throughthe ages. Draws on the most recent scholarly and archaeologicalresearch. Introduces Tibetan culture – particularly socialinstitutions, religious and political traditions, the arts andmedical lore. An epilogue considers the fragile position of Tibetancivilization in the modern world.
The Tibetan Book of the Dead8th century CE The Tibetan Book of the Dead is an
ancient Tibetan Buddhist text that was finally transcribed in the eighth century CE
. The book is a guide for those who are in the period between death and the ...
Author: Elsa A. Nystrom
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
A collection of primary source documents in world history covering the events before 1500.
817 . pp . 55 – 58 ; L . Tharchin , The Logic and Debate Tradition of India , Tibet ,
and Mongolia ( History , reader , resources ) , Howell 1979 , pp . 7 - 11 ; E .
Napper ( tr . ) Mind in Tibetan Buddhism , London 1980 , pp . 12 – 15 . * The Rigs
- pa ...
By now most Westerners probably think they understand the political situation in Tibet. But, John Powers argues, most Western scholars of Tibet evince a bias in favor of one side or the other in this continuing struggle.
Author: John Powers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Despite Chinese efforts to stop foreign countries from granting him visas, the Dalai Lama has become one of the most recognizable and best loved people on the planet, drawing enormous crowds wherever he goes. By contrast, China's charismatically-challenged leaders attract crowds of protestors waving Tibetan flags and shouting "Free Tibet!" whenever they visit foreign countries. By now most Westerners probably think they understand the political situation in Tibet. But, John Powers argues, most Western scholars of Tibet evince a bias in favor of one side or the other in this continuing struggle. Some of the most emotionally charged rhetoric, says Powers, is found in studies of Tibetan history. narratives.
Regarding the Transcription of Tibetan Words For the convenience of the reader I
use the same system of transcription ... The Fifth Dalai Lama was not only an
influential spiritual figure in Buddhist history , but also an important political
Author: Laura Tomas
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Category: Foreign Language Study
Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Orientalism / Sinology - Chinese / China, grade: 1,3, University of Heidelberg (Sinologie), course: Worship and Rule in East Asian History, language: English, abstract: The Fifth Dalai Lama was not only an influential spiritual figure in Buddhist history, but also an important political leader. For the purpose of this research, the author wants to show the link between the political activism and the religious leadership in form of the Fifth Dalai Lama and how he managed to legitimate his social position placed at the top of Tibetan society, by working out the most significant and relevant historical facts in that period, that had a strong impact on the beliefs of the Tibetans - politically and religiously. The second chapter depicts the situation of Lhasa in the seventeenth century and the role the fifth Dalai Lama played in the unification of Tibet, in the rise of the Gelukpa order and consequently in the establishment of the Ganden Podrang government in the 1640s. The focus of the third chapter will lie on Lobzang Gyatso’s social position as the supreme ruler of all Tibet, especially in form of the "Great Fifth" as a reincarnation of a bodhisattva. In this context, the question relies on how did the Fifth Dalai Lama achieved to enhance his political project and what was he capable of achieving by doing so? The fourth chapter describes one of his guiding goals: the propagation of Tibetan Buddhism in the non-Tibetan sphere, namely in the north-east of Tibet by enhancing relations with the Manchu emperor of China.
But warping lens of the present through which I have become convinced that the
continthe past is inevitably viewed . ued idealization of Tibet — its history and In
Prisoners of Shangri - la : Tibetan its religion - may ultimately harm the Buddhism
with the indigenous Bön faith – heavy but rewarding reading . ... People & Society
Probably the best wide - ranging introduction to Tibet can be found in Tibet – its history , religion and people ( Penguin 1972 ) by Thubten Jigme Norbu and ...
Author: Chris Taylor
Category: Tibet (China)
Tibet's turbulent history, religious fervor and wild mountain scenery are just some of the things that draw travelers. This updated guide helps take some of the uncertainty out of making a visit. Included is practical information on visas, health at high altitudes and finding accommodation in remote areas as well as details on trekking, politics, culture, and language. Maps.
V. 2. It is not possible to understand contemporary politics between China and the Dalai Lama without understanding what happened during the 1950s. This book presents an understanding of that period.
Author: Melvyn C. Goldstein
Publisher: Univ of California Press
V. 2. It is not possible to understand contemporary politics between China and the Dalai Lama without understanding what happened during the 1950s. This book presents an understanding of that period. It furnishes portraits of these major players and unravels the fateful intertwining of Tibetan and Chinese politics against the backdrop of the Korean War.
Those that did presupposed a great deal of familiarity with Tibetan history and
historiography ; lengthy debates would hide the main flow of events ... The actual
texts of these records are in scholarly publications unavailable to general readers
Reading through the pages of The Tibetan Way of Life , Death and Rebirth is like
being led through a vast and complex ... The reader is also shown glimpses of
the profiles of some of the most important historical figures of Tibetan Buddhism ...
Author: John Peacock
Publisher: Element Books Limited
An illuminating encounter with compassion, asceticism, and enlightenment in the land of the lamas, shamans, and demons, this fascinating guide also looks at key themes of Tibetan belief in relation to life's vital issues.
Harrison , Paul ( 1996 ) . “ A Brief History of the Tibetan bKa ' ' gyur " in Tibetan
Literature : Studies in Genre . José Cabezón and Roger Jackson , eds . Ithaca ,
New York : Snow Lion Publications . Heidegger , Martin ( 1962 ) . Being and Time
Tibet consists of a plateau , averaging 13,000 feet in height , between the
Himalaya Mountains to the south and the Kunlun Mountains to the north . The
people are mainly of Mongolian stock . I HISTORY . An ancient land , Tibet is
known to ...
TIBET After the war it gave up these acquisitions , and it later joined with the
United States in the antiCommunist ... HISTORY . An ancient land , Tibet is know
have been independent in the seventh century The country was associated with ...
TIBETAN SOURCES FOR A SOCIAL HISTORY OF MUSTANG Not all the Tibetan
documents photographed in Te have ... may be of interest to certain readers of
this book , a summary of the principles of water distribution is provided below .
The Tibetan text , the grammar , vocabulary , and glossary should help the
beginning student master basic reading skills ... This introductory outline of Tibetan history will include timelines , charts , and maps that will help the reader
place the ...
27 Employing the same strategy as his colleague and friend Tsedor , Téling
Wangdor revised certain parts that might puzzle an English reader less familiar
with Tibetan history and customs . Translingual and transliterary practices like
Author: Lauran R. Hartley
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Category: Literary Criticism
The first systematic and detailed overview of modern Tibetan literature.