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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

Historical Dictionary Of Tibet

Author : John Powers
ISBN : 9781538130223
Genre : Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
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Historical Dictionary of Tibet, Second Edition contains a chronology, a glossary, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities as well as aspects of the country's politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
Category: Tibet Autonomous Region (China)

Magic And Mystery In Tibet

Author : Alexandra David-Neel
ISBN : 1789871506
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Alexandra David-Neel was among the first Westerners to extensively explore Tibet. In these memoirs she tells of her encounters there; the people and their culture, and fervently Buddhist society. The author's early years, wherein her enthusiasm for travel and curiosity of faraway cultures grew, are excluded from these pages. Rather we begin with David-Neel's first trip to Tibet, and her initial impressions of the country. The friends she makes, and the various officials and Buddhist priests of varying rank and station, are recounted vividly. As a Western woman, David-Neel did not always encounter friendliness or tranquility in those she met: many were less than welcoming, or even hostile, to her presence. As she was a pioneer in Tibet, it is for these explorations that David-Neel is most remembered. The complex traditions of the Tibetan lamas, and how its people existed upon the high plateau of the Himalayas, fascinated many in Europe. Allowed meetings with religious officials, including the 13th Dalai Lama, it was only after a decade of exploring the Tibetan culture that David-Neel dared to go yet farther by travelling, incognito, to Lhasa - the capital city, forbidden to all foreigners... A classic memoir, known for inspiring the writers and poets of the Beat Generation, Magic and Mystery in Tibet is both biography and a great tale of adventure.

Discovering World Religions At 24 Frames Per Second

Author : Julien R. Fielding
ISBN : 0810862662
Genre : Religion
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Traditionally, university students have gained access to world religions by reading primary texts. Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second takes students beyond the written page, offering an exploration of the same religious traditions through the study of feature films. The many definitions of religion are examined along with its various components, including doctrine, myth, ethics, ritual, and symbol. Specific religious traditions, including Hinduism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, popular religion, and Shinto are examined. Biographical sketches of directors whose films tend to focus on a particular religious tradition are also included, such as Zhang Yimou, Hayao Miyazaki, Deepa Mehta, and Akira Kurosawa. Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second is unique in the area of religion and film studies in that it isn't just a collection of essays. Instead it provides the introductory student with the necessary background information on the various religions before looking at how their ideas can be understood not through texts but through the cinematic medium. To keep the conversation fresh, most of the films used in the book were made within the last decade. Furthermore, examples range from popular, mainstream fare, such as Star Wars and the Lord of the Rings trilogy to lesser-known foreign films, such as The Wooden Man's Bride and The Great Yokai War. Several films with a 'cult-like' following are also discussed, including Fight Club, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Jacob's Ladder. This book is also unique in that instead of drawing upon the Judeo-Christian tradition, it draws from Eastern traditions.
Category: Religion

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

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

Tibetan Zen

Author : Sam van Schaik
ISBN : 9780834802841
Genre : Religion
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Until the early twentieth century, hardly any traces of the Tibetan tradition of Chinese Chan Buddhism, or Zen, remained. Then the discovery of a sealed cave in Dunhuang, full of manuscripts in various languages dating from the first millennium CE, transformed our understanding of early Zen. This book translates some of the earliest surviving Tibetan Zen manuscripts preserved in Dunhuang. The translations illuminate different aspects of the Zen tradition, with brief introductions that not only discuss the roles of ritual, debate, lineage, and meditation in the early Zen tradition but also explain how these texts were embedded in actual practices.
Category: Religion


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)

Discovering History In China

Author : Paul A Cohen
ISBN : 9780231525466
Genre : History
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Since its first publication, Paul A. Cohen's Discovering History in China has occupied a singular place in American China scholarship. Translated into three East Asian languages, the volume has become essential to the study of China from the early nineteenth century to today. Cohen critiques the work of leading postwar scholars and is especially adamant about not reading China through the lens of Western history. To this end, he uncovers the strong ethnocentric bias pervading the three major conceptual frameworks of American scholarship of the 1950s and 1960s: the impact-response, modernization, and imperialism approaches. In place of these, Cohen favors a "China-centered" approach in which historians understand Chinese history on its own terms, paying close attention to Chinese historical trajectories and Chinese perceptions of their problems, rather than a set of expectations derived from Western history. In an important new introduction, Cohen reflects on his fifty-year career as a historian of China and discusses major recent trends in the field. Although some of these developments challenge a narrowly conceived China-centered approach, insofar as they enable more balanced comparisons between China and the West and recast the Chinese and their history in more human, less exotic terms, they powerfully affirm the central thrust of Cohen's work.
Category: History

A Short Stint In Tibet

Author : Ernst Walter Aebi
ISBN : 9780595347100
Genre : Travel
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Seeking adventure, a couple, Ernst and Emilie, embark on a trek across the Himalayas, from Nepal into western Tibet. After a clandestine mountain crossing at the source of the Brahmaputra River, the two lost explorers find themselves destitute with no map and meager supplies. Suddenly, they are captured by a bedraggled patrol of outcasts from the Chinese Army. Their trip turns into a wild odyssey as they become "prisoners" of this ragtag group of wacky characters.Dripping wet and shivering, we found refuge in a shack adjoining the collection of drowning huts from which we had escaped. It turned out to be the Tibetan version of an inn, a dank room with a dirt floor, one shaky iron table and two crude benches. Rain drummed on the corrugated tin ceiling and pissed through holes which made us, as soon as we sat down, keep shifting our bench to evade the worst waterfalls and the largest puddles. The tottering keeper, a clearly inebriated old man pointed in our Tibetan phrase book at "no food" and at "no drink". "Nga amerika nay yin", Emilie said. The Tibetan phrase book promised it meant: "We are Americans." To judge from his reaction, it might as well have meant: "We found your son to be the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama."
Category: Travel

Discovering Himalaya Tourism Of Himalayan Region 2 Vols

Author : K.S. Gulia
ISBN : 8182054109
Genre : Ecotourism
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Volume 1 : Ecotourism And Travelogues : The First Volume Of This Book Introduces The Reader To Mountaineering In The Snow-Capped Peaks Like Everest, Nanda Deve, Kanchenjunga, Nanga Parbat, Etc. Indeed, It Is A Thrilling Subject. Tourist Places In Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir And Uttarakhand Include Mainly The Buddhist And Hindu Religious Shrines, Besides The Other Places. Volume 2 : Glaciers And Watershed : The Second Volume Of This Book Deals With The Inclement Weather And Other Climatic Conditions Of The Mountainous Regions, Including Snowfall, Rainfall, Glaciers, Eco-System, And River Systems Of Nepal, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh And Assam, Etc.
Category: Ecotourism

The Tibet Journal

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

Natural Resources And Sustainable Development Ii

Author : Jian Guo Wu
ISBN : 9783038138327
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The present volumes contain up-to-date, comprehensive and state-of-the art knowledge in the fields of: Mineral Prospecting and Exploration; Mining Engineering and Coal Mining; Mining Machinery Engineering; Mineral Process Engineering; Oil and Gas Well Development Projects; Petrochemical Engineering and Chemical Engineering; Metallurgical Engineering; Forestry Engineering; Storage and Processing of Agricultural Products; Energy Saving and Low Carbon Ideas; Development and Management of the Energy Industry; Environmental Protection and Circular Economy; Ecological Civilization and Low-Carbon Economy; Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development; Computer-Aided Design/Engineering. The contents will be invaluable to a wide range of environment-conscious responsible process engineers.
Category: Technology & Engineering


Author : Dalai Lama
ISBN : 9780861717187
Genre : Religion
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What is the subtle relationship between mind and body? What can today's scientists learn about this relationship from masters of Buddhist thought? Is it possible that by combining Western and Eastern approaches, we can reach a new understanding of the nature of the mind, the human potential for growth, the possibilities for mental and physical health? MindScience explores these and other questions as it documents the beginning of a historic dialogue between modern science and Buddhism. The Harvard Mind Science Symposium brought together the Dalai Lama and authorities from the fields of psychiatry, psychology, neuroscience, and education. Here, they examine myriad questions concerning the nature of the mind and its relationship to the body.
Category: Religion

Buddhism Between Tibet And China

Author : Matthew Kapstein
ISBN : 9780861718061
Genre : Religion
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Exploring the long history of cultural exchange between 'the Roof of the World' and 'the Middle Kingdom,' Buddhism Between Tibet and China features a collection of noteworthy essays that probe the nature of their relationship, spanning from the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 CE) to the present day. Annotated and contextualized by noted scholar Matthew Kapstein and others, the historical accounts that comprise this volume display the rich dialogue between Tibet and China in the areas of scholarship, the fine arts, politics, philosophy, and religion. This thoughtful book provides insight into the surprisingly complex history behind the relationship from a variety of geographical regions. Includes contributions from Rob Linrothe, Karl Debreczeny, Elliot Sperling, Paul Nietupski, Carmen Meinert, Gray Tuttle, Zhihua Yao, Ester Bianchi, Fabienne Jagou, Abraham Zablocki, and Matthew Kapstein.
Category: Religion