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Review of Jesuit on the Roof of the World: Ippolito Desideri’s Mission to Tibet, by Trent Pomplun
Michael Sweet provides an in-depth review of Trent Pomplun, Jesuit on the Roof of the World: Ippolito Desideri’s Mission to Tibet (Bill McGrath 2010-05-13).
Review of The Culture of the Book in Tibet, by Kurtis R. Schaeffer
Hildegard Diemberger provides an in-depth review of Kurtis R. Schaeffer, The Culture of the Book in Tibet (Bill McGrath 2010-05-13).
Goldstein’s Response to M. Akester’s “Review of A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 2: The Calm before the Storm, 1951-55, by Melvyn C. Goldstein
Melvyn Goldstein provides a response to Matthew Akester's review of his A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 2: The Calm before the Storm, 1951-55 in JIATS issue 4 (Bill McGrath 2010-05-13).
Akester’s Rejoinder to Professor Goldstein’s Response to “Review of A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 2: The Calm before the Storm, 1951-55, by Melvyn C. Goldstein”
Matthew Akester provides a rejoinder to Melvyn Goldstein’s response to his review of Melvyn C. Goldstein, A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 2: The Calm before the Storm, 1951-55 in JIA...
Pseudepigrapha in the Tibetan Buddhist ‘Canonical Collections’: The Case of the Caryāmelāpakapradīpa Commentary Attributed to Śākyamitra
Creator's Description: This paper examines the nature of the Tibetan Buddhist canonical collections with particular attention to the issues raised by the presence of a significant number of pse...
Review of Tibetan Ritual, edited by José Ignacio Cabezón
Christopher Bell provides an in-depth review of José Ignacio Cabezón et al., Tibetan Ritual (Bill McGrath 2010-05-13).
Two Bka’ ’gyur Works in Mahāmudrā Canons: The Ārya-ātajñāna-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra and the Anāvila-tantra-rāja
Creator's Description: Tibetan Buddhist lists and collections of Indian Great Seal (Phyag rgya chen po, Mahāmudrā) texts consist almost exclusively of works found in the Translation of Treati...
Mongol Pilgrimages to Wutai Shan in the Late Qing Dynasty
Creator's Description: Since the beginning of the Qing Dynasty, Mongols have viewed Wutai Shan as a substitute for Tibet pilgrimages. Relying on various Mongolian, Chinese, Japanese, and Wester...
Maps of Wutai Shan: Individuating the Sacred Landscape through Color
Creator's Description: This essay considers the practice of coloring Buddhist sacred maps by comparing two hand-colored xylographs of Wutai shan derived from the same set of woodblocks that wer...
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...
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