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Tibet in the Modern World. Formations of Body, Speech, and Mind. Women in Traditional Tibet.

The Promise and Peril of a Century’s End. High Peaks, Pure Earth. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Pandit rated it really liked it Nov 11, 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 thisintriguing land, fibetans the reader to the Tibetan geographicalregion and its inhabitants. Adam Pearcey rated it it was amazing Dec 28, A bit dry but a good background on Tibet.

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This book offers what is to my knowledge the only complete general historiography of Tibet from its prehistory to the present day. Situates Tibet in relation to o This book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to Tibet, its culture and history. Festivals, Pilgrimages, and Ritual Cycles.

Anyway, it’s not the purpose of this kapsttein to summarize its contents, but simply to recommend it as the best and only available source for the general reader who wants a survey of Tibetan history. An epilogue considers the fragile tibetahs of Tibetancivilization in the modern world. I have been doing a lot of reading on Tibet, it’s art, history and culture, and that is a difficult task, due to Property, Economy, and Social Class.

The Tibetans

Tibetan Buddhism and the Ming Court. Melody rated it really liked it Dec 25, Kapstein is a competent scholar, but he writes in wooden prose and his translations are stilted and utterly devoid of beauty, so I would stop short of hailing this book as a classic of the literature. It is surely destined to be the standard work of its type well into the foreseeable future. To ask other readers questions about The Tibetansplease sign up. It’s competently written and paints an extremely valuable portrait of the Land of Snows, and should most certainly be read by anyone with an interest in Tibetan culture who still subscribes to a romanticized view of pre-invasion Tibet as a peaceful Shambhala of gentle, enlightened monks and cheerful nomads going about their lives in simplicity and quiet.


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Vikram rated it really liked it May 12, Medicine, Astronomy, and the Divinatory Sciences. An epilogue considers the fragile position of Tibetancivilization in the modern world. Introduces Tibetan culture – particularly socialinstitutions, religious and political traditions, the arts andmedical lore. Sources of Archeological Gibetans. Peasants, Nomads, and Traders.

A concluding chapter discussesthe fragile position of Tibetan civilization in the modern world, surveying events that have transpired since Tibet’sincorporation into the People’s Republic of China. David Welsh rated it really liked it Jan 22, Kapstein No preview available – The Tibetans Matthew T.

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