Tibet, Tibet

Tibet, Tibet
Title Tibet, Tibet PDF eBook
Author Patrick French
Publisher Vintage
Total Pages 348
Release 2009-09-09
Genre Travel
ISBN 0307548066

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At different times in its history Tibet has been renowned for pacifism and martial prowess, enlightenment and cruelty. The Dalai Lama may be the only religious leader who can inspire the devotion of agnostics. Patrick French has been fascinated by Tibet since he was a teenager. He has read its history, agitated for its freedom, and risked arrest to travel through its remote interior. His love and knowledge inform every page of this learned, literate, and impassioned book. Talking with nomads and Buddhist nuns, exiles and collaborators, French portrays a nation demoralized by a half-century of Chinese occupation and forced to depend on the patronage of Western dilettantes. He demolishes many of the myths accruing to Tibet–including those centering around the radiant figure of the Dalai Lama. Combining the best of history, travel writing, and memoir, Tibet, Tibet is a work of extraordinary power and insight.

The Culture of the Book in Tibet

The Culture of the Book in Tibet
Title The Culture of the Book in Tibet PDF eBook
Author Kurtis R. Schaeffer
Publisher Columbia University Press
Total Pages 259
Release 2009
Genre Education
ISBN 0231147163

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Drawing on sources spanning the fourteenth through the eighteenth centuries, Kurtis R. Schaeffer envisions the scholars and hermits, madmen and ministers, kings and queens responsible for Tibet's massive canons. He describes how Tibetan scholars edited and printed works of religion, literature, art, and science and what this indicates about the interrelation of material and cultural practices. The Tibetan book is at once the embodiment of the Buddha's voice, a principal means of education, a source of tradition and authority, an economic product, a finely crafted aesthetic object, a medium of Buddhist written culture, and a symbol of the religion itself. A meticulous study that draws on more than 150 understudied Tibetan sources, The Culture of the Book in Tibet is the first volume to trace this singular history, allowing for a greater understanding of the Tibetan plateau.


Title Tibet PDF eBook
Author Sam van Schaik
Publisher Yale University Press
Total Pages 350
Release 2011-06-28
Genre History
ISBN 0300154046

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Presents a comprehensive history of the country, from its beginnings in the seventh century, to its rise as a Buddhist empire in medieval times, to its conquest by China in 1950, and subsequent rule by the Chinese.

The Mountains of Tibet

The Mountains of Tibet
Title The Mountains of Tibet PDF eBook
Author Mordicai Gerstein
Publisher Harper Collins
Total Pages 36
Release 1989-09-07
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 0064432114

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After dying, a Tibetan woodcutter is given the choice of going to heaven or to live another life anywhere in the universe.

Return to Tibet

Return to Tibet
Title Return to Tibet PDF eBook
Author Heinrich Harrer
Total Pages 183
Release 1985
Genre Tibet
ISBN 9780140077742

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The bestselling author of "Seven Years in Tibet" presents this compelling mix of history, religion, and travel writing, which bears witness to the suffering and perseverance of the ancient civilization under Chinese rule.

Authenticating Tibet

Authenticating Tibet
Title Authenticating Tibet PDF eBook
Author Anne-Marie Blondeau
Publisher Univ of California Press
Total Pages 399
Release 2008-04-08
Genre History
ISBN 0520249283

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Since 1959, Tibet has been at the centre of controversy, after China's 'peaceful liberation' of the Land of Snows led to the Lhasa uprising and the Dalai Lama's escape to India. This work brings together responses to a booklet published by the Chinese government in 1989, which sought to counter criticism of their occupation of Tibet.


Title Tibet PDF eBook
Author Phil Borges
Publisher Rizzoli International Publications
Total Pages 0
Release 2011
Genre Buddhism
ISBN 9780847836918

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"Photographer Phil Borges introduces Tibetans as individuals rather than as an anonymous element of a remote ethnic group. His first-hand interviews and portraits illustrate how dramatic development, climate change, and the deep devotion of the people are interacting to transform Tibetan culture--for better or for worse."--Jacket.