By (author) Matthew T. Kapstein
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Tibetans by Matthew T. Kapstein
Book DescriptionThis book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to Tibet, its culture and history.* A clear and comprehensive overview of Tibet, its culture and history.* Responds to current interest in Tibet due to continuing publicity about Chinese rule and growing interest in Tibetan Buddhism.* Explains recent events within the context of Tibetan history.* Situates Tibet in relation to other Asian civilizations through the ages.* Draws on the most recent scholarly and archaeological research.* Introduces Tibetan culture - particularly social institutions, religious and political traditions, the arts and medical lore.* An epilogue considers the fragile position of Tibetan civilization in the modern world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631225744
(240mm x 163mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Matthew T. Kapstein
Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism, Paperback (January 2002)» View all books by Matthew T. Kapstein
This volume brings to bear the methodological insights of the contemporary human sciences and at the same time aims to convey to non-specialist readers an impression of the broad domain of Tibetan religious and philosophical thought.
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Author Biography - Matthew T. Kapstein
Matthew T. Kapstein is Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago and Director of Tibetan Studies at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris. His recent publications include The Presence of Light (2004), Reason's Traces (2001), The Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism (2000) and Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet (1998).
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