Prisoners of Shangri La
Tibetan Buddhism and the West New edition
By (author) Donald Lopez
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Prisoners of Shangri La by Donald Lopez
Book DescriptionDonald Lopez provides in this book a cultural history of the strange encounter between Tibetan Buddhism and the West. He reveals fanciful misconceptions of Tibetan life and religion, examines the movement for independence from China and the politics of the term "Lamaism", a pejorative synonym for Tibetan Buddhism. The book aims to present more than pop-culture anomalies, the history of Tibet presented is embedded in scholarly souces, and constitute a union of both the popular and academic.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226493114
(230mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 10-May-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Donald Lopez
Authenticating Tibet, Paperback (April 2008)
Offers responses to a booklet published by the Chinese government in 1989, which sought to counter the criticism generated by the Dalai Lama and his followers and offer the PRC's 'truth' about Tibet and Tibetans. This book deals evenhandedly with both China's 'truth' about Tibet and that of the Dalai Lama and his followers.
Buddhist Scriptures, Paperback (March 2004)» View all books by Donald Lopez
While Buddhism has no central text such as the Bible or the Koran, there is a powerful body of scripture from across Asia that encompasses the dharma, or the teachings of Buddha. This work provides tales of the Buddha's past lives, a discussion of the qualities and qualifications of a monk, and an exploration of the many meanings of Enlightenment.
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