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Epic of King Gesar
By: Jam-dpal-rgya-mtsho and Pan Xialoi

Epic of King Gesar, Jam-dpal-rgya-mtsho and Pan Xialoi


 
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Author: Jam-dpal-rgya-mtsho and Pan Xialoi
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781487804800
Publication Date: 2021

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The Tibetan classic The Epic of King Gesar, believed to date from the 12th century, relates the heroic deeds of the cultural icon Gesar, the fearless lord of the legendary kingdom of Ling. The epic is composed of a numerous versions, each with many variants, and is reputed by some to be the longest epic tale in the world. In 2009, China had the epic included in UNESCO's Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. This book vividly demonstrates the highest achievement of Tibetan folk art, Gesar, in unique Tibetan scroll painting form. With 100 pieces of Thangka paintings, it illustrates how the hero Gesar descended from heaven to conquer the devils of other tribes and seek to help ordinary people before finally returning to heaven after completing his sacred mission. It offers a vivid glimpse into the world's longest epic through Thangka's exceptional artwork.
Epic of King Gesar, Jam-dpal-rgya-mtsho and Pan Xialoi, Royal Collins Publishing Company, Hardcover (8.6 x 10.5 inch), 416 pp, $79.95

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