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Religion and Biography in China and Tibet

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Religion and Biography in China and Tibet by Benjamin Penny

Book Description

The Chinese and Tibetan traditions value biography as a primary historiographical and literary genre. This volume analyses biographies as texts, taking seriously the literary turn in historical and religious studies and applying some of its insights to an understudied but central corpus of material in Chinese and Tibetan religion.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780700711772
ISBN-10: 0700711775
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 27mm)
Pages: 284
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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