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The Applicability of the Concept of Feudalism to Traditional Tibetan Society
Using fieldwork data collected among a number of Tibetan refugees, this article looks at the question of whether the Western concept of feudalism is applicable to traditional Tibetan society, specific...
Some Remarks on M. A. J. van Manen's Contribution to Tibetology
This article includes extracts from a larger work that looks at the life of Johan van Manen, and his contributions to the field of tibetology. (Mark Premo-Hopkins 2004-05-06)
Tibetan Linguistics: History, State-of-the-art, Tasks
This article traces the academic studies of Tibetan linguistics, from the earliest work to the disciplines most current scholarship. (Mark Premo-Hopkins 2004-05-07)
Thog-lčags of Tibet
This article looks at this history of thog-lčags, which are artifacts that relate to early Tibetan metal working, and the fact that excavation of these important artifacts is currently hindere...
A Bibliography of Tibetan Historical Works at the University of Washington
This article looks at the Special Foreign Currency Program, a program which brought Tibetan books to the libraries of a number of U.S. institutions. Schoening then moves on to discuss the need for a ...
Modelling in Butter
This article (including photos) looks at the Tibetan art of butter sculpture. The sculptures, which are used almost exclusively for offerings, are the most evident during the "butter festival". (Mar...
Die Astronomie im Kālacakralaghutantra
This article looks at the astrological elements of the kālacakra (wheel of time) concepts in Buddhism. (Mark Premo-Hopkins 2004-05-06)
Yan Organization of the Tibetan Border Areas
This article looks at how the Yüan Dynasty organized Tibetan border areas, and the military efforts that were related to the organization process. (Mark Premo-Hopkins 2004-05-06)
A Tibetan Index to the Pentaglot Dictionary from the Qing Dynasty
This article contains a Tibetan index to the Pentaglot Dictionary, as well some of the historical background surrounding different translations of the text from the Qing dynasty. (Mark Premo-Hopkins ...
The First Two Tibetan Grammatical Treatises as Known to the Sa skya Paṇḍita
This article looks at the two Tibetan grammatical treatises, often recognized as the foundation of Tibetan grammatical studies, as they were known by the Sakya Pandita (Sa skya Paṇḍita) . (Mark P...
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