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Tibetans <br> By: Matthew Kapstein

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Author: Matthew Kapstein
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 0631225749
Publication Date: November 2006

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Product Code: 14647

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Interest in Tibet has developed very rapidly during the past several decades, and numerous texts, artifacts, and records of life in Tibetan communities are now readily available to researchers. The Tibetans provides a comprehensive introduction to this intriguing land, orienting the reader to the Tibetan geographical region and its inhabitants. Topics treated here include Tibetan religious and political history, together with major aspects of Tibetan culture: social institutions, religious and philosophical traditions, literature and the arts. A concluding chapter discusses the fragile position of Tibetan civilization in the modern world, surveying events that have transpired since Tibet's incorporation into the People's Republic of China.

This book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to Tibet, its culture and history.

  • A clear and comprehensive overview of Tibet, its culture and history.
  • Responds to current interest in Tibet due to continuing publicity about Chinese rule and growing interest in Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Explains recent events within the context of Tibetan history.
  • Situates Tibet in relation to other Asian civilizations through the ages.
  • Draws on the most recent scholarly and archaeological research.
  • Introduces Tibetan culture - particularly social institutions, religious and political traditions, the arts and medical lore.
  • An epilogue considers the fragile position of Tibetan civilization in the modern world.
The Tibetans, Mathew Kapstein, Blackwell Publishing, Hardcover, 2006, 360 Pages, $29.95

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