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Tibetan Poetry on Wutai Shan
Creator's Description: Throughout the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries authors from the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism composed numerous poems on Five-Peaked Mountain (Wutai shan)....
Bla brang Monastery and Wutai Shan
Creator's Description: This article explores the connections between Labrang Monastery and Wutai Shan. It shows that in addition to seeking the benefits of Wutai Shan’s religious qualities, t...
The Thirteenth Dalai Lama at Wutai Shan: Exile and Diplomacy
Creator's Description: The Thirteenth Dalai Lama’s flight from Lhasa in 1904, his sojourn in Mongolia and his reception at the Qing court in Beijing are fairly well known. Less well studied i...
Tibetan Buddhism at Wutai Shan in the Qing: The Chinese-language Register
Creator's Description: In contrast to the few anti-Tibetan Buddhist statements preserved in the Confucian-dominated historiography of the Qing court, this essay demonstrates the generosity and ...
Review of Buddhism and Empire: The Political and Religious Culture of Early Tibet, by Michael Walter
Sam van Schaik provides an in-depth review of Michael Walter, Buddhism and Empire: The Political and Religious Culture of Early Tibet (Bill McGrath 2011-08-04).
Review of Jokhang: Tibet’s Most Sacred Buddhist Temple, by Gyurme Dorje, Tashi Tsering, Heather Stoddard, and André Alexander
Cameron David Warner provides an in-depth review of Gyurme Dorje, Tashi Tsering, Heather Stoddard, and André Alexander, Jokhang: Tibet’s Most Sacred Buddhist Temple (Bill McGrath 2011-08-04)...
Gifts at Wutai Shan: Rockhill and the Thirteenth Dalai Lama
Creator's Description: This article discusses the 1908 meeting at Wutai shan between the Thirteenth Dalai Lama and William Woodville Rockhill as reflected in three special items in the Library ...
Of Horses and Motorbikes: Negotiating Modernities in Pastoral A mdo, Sichuan Province
Creator's Description: This article is a preliminary study examining the shifting roles of horses and motorbikes and how these modes of transportation make visible changes in nomad spatiality. ...
The Jiaqing Emperor’s Magnificent Record of the Western Tour
Creator's Description: The Qing Jiaqing Emperor’s Magnificent Record of the Western Tour (xixun shengdian), published in 1812, is the last “magnificent record” of the Qing d...
Tales of Conjured Temples (hua si) in Qing Period Mountain Gazetteers
Creator's Description: A study of Qing records of the monk-pilgrim Wuzhuo’s (eighth century) entry into the conjured Vajra Grotto/Prajñā Temple (jingang ku/banruo si) at Tang period (618-90...
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