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  Eastern Tibet, Bridging Tibet and China
By: Christoph Baumer & Therese Weber




 
Our Price: $60.00
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Author: Christoph Baumer & Therese Weber
Format: Hardcover, 10 x 12 inch
ISBN: 9745240648

Product Code: 13829
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Eastern Tibet is the cradle of Tibetan culture. Here, in Kham and Amdo, due both to an intense exchange with the neighbouring regions beginning in Neolithic times and to the inward migration of various peoples, several cultural forms emerged. Archaeological finds from tombs related to Hellenistic, Iranian, Sogdian and Chinese cultures testify to the cultural richness of this area in those days. In the first millennium of our era Eastern Tibet reached international relevance as three branches of the Silk Road passed through its borders. Eastern Tibet, since the 9th century CE, has also been a centre of religious spirituality, which has maintained its significance until the present day. The almost 10,000 nuns and monks studying at the monastic University of Larung Gar-unfortunately partially destroyed in 2001-and the Amdo roots of present XIV th Dalai Lama, are the most prominent testimonials of this centuries-old tradition. The holistic philosophy of life of the people of Eastern Tibet is shaped by the region's spirituality, its untouched landscapes and its precious cultural treasures. This book, illustrated with more than 250 extraordinary colour photographs, is the first study dedicated solely to the culture of Eastern Tibet. It fills an important gap, not the least because more Tibetans live in Kham and Amdo than in the so-called 'Tibetan Autonomous Region'. The thoroughly researched text is the result of fieldwork conducted by both authors over a period of several years. The brilliant and inspiring images feature people, landscapes and cultural objects often documented for the first time.

Eastern Tibet, Bridging Tibet and China, Christoph Baumer & Therese Weber, Orchid Press, Hardcover, 2005, 244 Pages, $60.00

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