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Description - The Tibetans by Matthew T. Kapstein

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 this intriguing land, orienting the reader to the Tibetan geographical region and its inhabitants. Topics treated here include Tibetan religious and political history, together with major aspects of Tibetan culture: social institutions, religious and philosophical traditions, literature and the arts. A concluding chapter discusses the fragile position of Tibetan civilization in the modern world, surveying events that have transpired since Tibet's incorporation into the People's Republic of China.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631225744
ISBN-10: 0631225749
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 165mm x 27mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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