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Discovering Tibet

Author : Deborah Klimburg-Salter
ISBN : 8857222519
Genre : Art
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The explorations of Giuseppe Tucci, the founder of modern Tibetanology, as reflected in period photographs and masterpieces of Tibetan painting from the eleventh to the eighteenth centuries. Tibetan culture and artistic tradition were virtually unknown in the West until the eight major expeditions led by Giuseppe Tucci between 1926 and 1948. This catalog retraces his travels through period photographs and his contributions to the study of Tibetan art. In addition to Tucci's photographs, it presents a collection of paintings from the eleventh to the eighteenth centuries, enabling readers to discover Tibetan art with particular reference to compositional style, iconography, and the reading of a tangka.
Category: Art

Imagining Tibet

Author : Thierry Dodin
ISBN : 9780861711918
Genre : History
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Scarcely has a region captured popular imagination as has Tibet. In the past century, the Western view of Tibet evolved from backward shamanistic theocracy, to exotic Shangri-la promising immortality, to an enlightened society now ravaged by outside aggression. Where did such ideas come from and why did they change? Imagining Tibet represents the first comprehensive attempt to explore such portrayals of Tibet in their aesthetic, intellectual, and political dimensions. It traces the earliest roots of these images in the writings of explorers and missionaries, progressing through the depictions employed by Theosophists and scholars, up to the contemporary views of political activists and Buddhist practitioners.
Category: History

The Agendas Of Tibetan Refugees

Author : Thomas Kauffmann
ISBN : 9781782382836
Genre : Social Science
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Since the arrival of the first Tibetans in exile in 1959, a vast and continuous wave of international – especially Western – support has permitted these refugees to survive and even to flourish in their temporary places of residence. Today, these Tibetan refugees continue to attract assistance from Western governments, organizations and individuals, while other refugee populations are largely forgotten in the international agenda. This book shows and discusses how Tibetan refugees continue to attract resources, due, notably, to the dissemination of their political and religious agendas, as well as how a movement of Western supporters, born in very different conditions, guaranteed a unique relationship with these refugees.
Category: Social Science

The Politics Of Imagining Asia

Author : Hui Wang
ISBN : 9780674055193
Genre : History
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One of China’s most influential intellectuals questions the validity of thinking about Chinese history and its legacy from a Western conceptual framework. Wang Hui argues that we need to more fully understand China’s past in order to imagine alternative ways of conceiving Asia and world order.
Category: History

China S Solution To Its Ethno National Issues

Author : Shiyuan Hao
ISBN : 9789813295193
Genre : Social Science
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This book focuses on the global issue of ethnic problems and examines the theory and practice of how China addresses its ethnic problems from a macro perspective, following the guidelines formulated by the working conference on ethnic affairs of the Central Committee of Chinese Communist Party in 2014. Based on comparative and empirical studies, it also analyzes specific solutions to ethnic problems in contemporary China, such as how the country has succeeded in redressing material inequalities among different ethnic groups, allowing these groups to share in the country’s development, and gain recognition and acceptance.
Category: Social Science


Author : Chris Taylor
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017713780
Genre : Tibet (China)
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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.
Category: Tibet (China)

The Tibet Journal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105021387282
Genre : Tibet (China)
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Category: Tibet (China)

Tibetan Zen

Author : Sam Van Schaik
ISBN : 9781559394468
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"Banned in Tibet, forgotten in China, the Tibetan tradition of Zen was almost completely lost to us. According to Tibetan histories, Zen teachers were invited to Tibet from China in the 8th century, at the height of the Tibetan Empire. When doctrinal disagreements developed between Indian and Chinese Buddhists at the Tibetan court, the Tibetan emperor called for a formal debate. When the debate resulted in a decisive win by the Indian side, the Zen teachers were sent back to China, and Zen was gradually forgotten in Tibet. This picture changed at the beginning of the 20th century with the discovery in Dunhuang (in Chinese Central Asia) of a sealed cave full of manuscripts in various languages dating from the first millennium CE. The Tibetan manuscripts, dating from the 9th and 10th centuries, are the earliest surviving examples of Tibetan Buddhism. Among them are around 40 manuscripts containing original Tibetan Zen teachings. This book translates the key texts of Tibetan Zen preserved in Dunhuang. The book is divided into ten sections, each containing a translation of a Zen text illuminating a different aspect of the tradition, with brief introductions discussing the roles of ritu
Category: RELIGION

Principles Of Tibetan Medicine

Author : Tamdin Sither Bradley
ISBN : 9781848191341
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This introductory guide presents all the essential information on Tibetan medicine, an ancient medical system which has been practised for over 2,500 years. It covers the theory, practice and historical background of the system, as well as including explanations of methods of diagnosis and treatments such as golden needle therapy and cupping.
Category: Health & Fitness