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Beyond Shangri-La: America and Tibet's Move Into the Twenty-First Century
Beyond Shangri-La: America and Tibet's Move Into the Twenty-First Century
By: John Kenneth Knaus
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Beyond Shangri-La chronicles relations between the Tibetans and the United States since 1908, when a Dalai Lama first met with U.S. representatives. What was initially a distant alliance became more intimate and entangled in the late 1950s, when the Tibetan people launched an armed resistance movement against the Chinese occupiers.
Buddhism of Tibet
By: Dalai Lama
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This volume consists of four texts that H.H. the Dalai Lama specially wrote or chose for the Western reader. The Buddhism of Tibet by the Dalai Lama: In this excellent introduction, the the Dalai Lama explains the principle topics and central practices of Buddhism.
Carrying Enemies on Your Shoulder: Indian Folk Wisdom in Tibet <br> By: Hugh Meredith Flick, Jr
Carrying Enemies on Your Shoulder: Indian Folk Wisdom in Tibet
By: Hugh Meredith Flick, Jr
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Carrying Enemies on Your Shoulder: Indian Folk Wisdom in Tibet
By: Hugh Meredith Flick, Jr
Dalai Lama's Secret
Dalai Lama's Secret and Other Reporting Adventure: Stories from a Cold War Correspondent
By: Henry Bradsher
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For over a quarter of a century, award-winning journalist Henry Bradsher reported stories from around the world. In this lively and engaging account, Bradsher recounts episodes from a distinguished career that took him to the Himalayas, the jungles of Bhutan, Kremlin caviar receptions, China s Forbidden City, and the battlefields of Vietnam.
Disempowered Development of Tibet in China
Disempowered Development of Tibet in China: A Study in the Economics of Marginalization
By: Andrew Martin Fischer
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Since the central government of China started major campaigns for
western development in the mid-1990s, the economies of the Tibetan areas
in Western China have grown rapidly and living standards have improved.
However, grievances and protests have also intensified, as dramatically
evidenced by the protests that spread across most Tibetan areas in
spring 2008 and by the more recent wave of self-immolation protests that
started in 2011. This book offers a detailed and careful exploration of
this synergy between development and conflict in Tibet from the
mid-1990s onwards
Festivals of Tibet
By: Tsepak Rigzin
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Tsepak's Rigzin's Festivals of Tibet is an invaluable work that captures the true essence of Tibetan festive traditions. Festivals such as losar The Tibetan New Year, sMon Lam - The Great Prayer Festival, Saga Dawa, Buddha's Descent from Tushita, and the Dalai Lama's Birthday are each colourfully described with their own special charm. Tibet's rich and diverse festivals are explored, both in its historical and Buddhist context.
Folk Culture of Tibet
By: Norbu Chopel
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This book is a general exposition of the miscellaneous Tibetan beliefs and superstitions. It includes chapters on Tibetan superstitions on the birth of a child, man and his clothes, foods and animals. From sections on the significance of the Language of Ravens to the Tibetan traditional method of interpreting dreams. Also included is a translation of Karma Chakme's rare text The Mirror of Omens.
Folk Tales of Tibet
By: Norbu Chopel
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Folk Tales occupy an important place in Tibetan literature and often enrich the genre with their flavor and originality. But folk tales have remained unwritten and unrecorded. As such these fascinating tales have remained stored in the memories and were transmitted orally from generation to generation.
Ladakh: Culture at the Crossroads
By: Ahmed and Harris
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This is the first book to combine essays on the history and ongoing production of art in Ladakh and to recognize both Buddhist and Islamic contributions to the cultural environment. Drawing on recent research in the region, Ladakh: Culture at the Crossroads covers subjects ranging from the analysis of key sites duct research in the Himalayas.
Lhasa in the Seventeenth Century
By: Francoise Pommaret
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This is the story of the rise of Lhasa, before 1642 a small town, renowned for its Jokhang temple and its three large 15th century Gelukpa monasteries. The political victory of the Gelukpa changed its destiny and it was the Fifth Dalai Lama who made Lhasa into the centre of the Tibetan world, with an influence reaching into Mongolia and Ladakh. It became a true capital, with prestigious monuments, and the Potala Palace as its focus and symbol.
Mission to Tibet: The Extraordinary Eighteenth-Century Account of Father Ippolito Desideri S. J.
Mission to Tibet: The Extraordinary Eighteenth-Century Account of Father Ippolito Desideri S. J.
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Mission to Tibet recounts the fascinating eighteenth-century journey of the Jesuit priest Ippolito Desideri (1684 - 1733) to the Tibetan plateau. The Italian missionary was most notably the first European to learn about Buddhism directly with Tibetan scholars and monks and from a profound study of its primary texts. while there, Desideri was an eyewitness to some of the most tumultuous events in Tibet's history, of which he left us a vivid and dramatic account.
Secret Tibet, Maraini, Fosco
Secret Tibet
By: Maraini, Fosco
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Fosco Maraini visited Tibet in 1937 and again in 1948. In 1951 he published Secret Tibet , an account that was a synthesis of the two journeys. After an interval of close on 50 years he returned to the text to revise, augment and update it in the light of the bruising historical realities of the Chinese occupation and the destruction of much of Tibet's cultural heritage, particularly during the violence of the "Cultural Revolution".
State Growth and Social Exclusion in Tibet: Challenges of Recent Economic Growth
By: Andrew Martin Fischer
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The most pressing economic challenges facing the Tibetan areas of western China relate to the marginalization of the majority of Tibetans from rapid state-led growth. The urban-rural divide plays an important role in this polarized dynamic but alone only partially explains differences with other Chinese regions, all of which generally exhibit strong spatial inequalities. This book therefore focuses on several further factors that determine the ethnically exclusionary character of current peripheral growth in the Tibetan areas. These include processes of urbanization, immigration, employment, and education as key factors underlying structural economic change.
Tibet-China Conflict: History and Polemics <br> By: Elliot Sperling
Tibet-China Conflict: History and Polemics
By: Elliot Sperling
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The status of Tibet has been at the core of the Tibet-China conflict for
all parties drawn into it over the past century. China maintains that
Tibet is an integral part of China, while Tibetans maintain that Tibet
has historically been an independent country. In reality the conflict
over Tibet's status has been a conflict over history.
Tibet: An Unfinished Story, Lezlee Brown Halper and Stefan Halper
Tibet: An Unfinished Story
By Lezlee Brown Halper and Stefan Halper
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This book traces the origins and manifestations of the Tibetan myth, as propagated by Younghusband, Madam Blavatsky, Himmler, Acheson and Roosevelt. The authors discuss how, after WW2, Tibet-- isolated, misunderstood and with a tiny elite unschooled in political-military realities --- misread the diplomacy between its two giant neighbours, India and China, forlornly hoping London or Washington might intervene. China's People's Liberation Army sought nothing less than to deconstruct traditional Tibet, unseat the Dalai Lama and "absorb" this vast region into the People's Republic, and Lhasa succumbed to China's invasion in 1950.
Tibetan Civilization
By: R. A. Stein
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This is the first appearance in English of R. A. Stein’s now classic work.. The work demonstrates Stein’s mastery of the field of Tibetan studies and the depth of his knowledge of the surrounding cultures.  Drawing as far as possible on Chinese and Tibetan sources as well as Western scholarship, Stein gives us an overall view of the civilization and relates developments in Tibet to those in the rest of Asia.  The account is rich in detail and covers both ancient and modern Tibet...The book is written for the non-specialist educated reader as well as the scholar and is highly recommended to all.”  ~Asian Forum
Labrang Monastery
WLabrang Monastery: A Tibetan Buddhist Community on the Inner Asian Borderlands, 1709-1958
By: Paul Nietupski
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Laywomen and Almswomen
The book is an attempt to present the position of the laywomen and the almswomen in historical focus. Here, for the first time, we read of women of sincere aspirations and earnest will, seeking the more, the better, in life.
For the study of the laywomen the author has exploited the material found in the Canonical literature, the Commentaries thereon, the Jatakas and the Milindapanha, while most of the material for the account of the almswomen is gathered from the Vinayapitaka (especially the Bhikkhuni Khandhaka and the Bhikkhuni-Vibhanga), the Therigatha and the Commentaries. References scattered throughout Pali literature have also contributed to this account.
The book is divided into two parts bound in one Vol. Part I (Chs. 1-5) depicts the laywomen as the mother, daughter, wife, widow and worker. Part II (Chs. 1-5) deals with the almswoman, her admission into the order, the eight chief rules, Therigatha, life in the order, while chs. 4 and 5 of this part are further divided into parts or sections.
The study reveals the spiritual experiences of some of the lay-and almswomen. It throws light on the various social conditions prevailing during the life-time of Buddha and shortly after.