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Re-Assessing the Supine Demoness: Royal Buddhist Geomancy in the Srong btsan sgam po Mythology
Creator's Description: The myth of the Chinese princess Kong jo’s geomantic divination of Tibet prior to the founding of the Central Temple of Lhasa (Lha sa gtsug lag khang) – and in parti...
An Early Seventeenth-Century Tibeto-Mongolian Ceremonial Staff
Creator's Description: This article provides a translation and study of a recently discovered ceremonial staff housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Based on the identification of two name...
A Look at the Diversity of the Gzhan stong Tradition
Creator's Description: This article introduces two studies by classical Tibetan Buddhist scholars that explain the range of meanings of the term gzhan stong. The two texts – one by P...
Modernity, Power, and the Reconstruction of Dance in Post-1950s Tibet
Creator's Description: This article traces the changes and transformations of Tibetan dance that have occurred since 1950, looking at how agents of change ranging from small groups of Tibetan...
Beyond Anonymity: Paleographic Analyses of the Dunhuang Manuscripts
Creator's Description: This article presents a new paleographic approach to the Tibetan manuscripts from Dunhuang. By adapting the techniques of forensic handwriting analysis to the Tibetan alp...
“Emperor” Mu rug btsan and the ’Phang thang ma Catalogue
Creator's Description: Confusion shrouds the events surrounding the death of Emperor Khri Srong lde btsan (742-c. 800) and the succession of his sons at the turn of the ninth century. Tibetan r...
Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, Issue 3
This is the third issue of the Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, edited by José Ignacio Cabezón and released in December, 2007. (Steven Weinberger 2007-10-31) ...
The Importance of the Underworlds: Asuras’ Caves in Buddhism, and Some Other Themes in Early Buddhist Tantras Reminiscent of the Later Padmasambhava Legends
Creator’s Description: the story of Padmasambhava taming non-human females at the Asura Cave at Pharping is well known. Much less widely known is the wider tradition of asur...
The Introduction of Greek Medicine into Tibet in the Seventh and Eight
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Manual of Standard Tibetan: Language and Civilization
The Manual of Standard Tibetan by Nicolas Tournadre and Sangda Dorje is designed to teach students modern spoken Lhasa Tibetan and the basics of reading modern Tibetan from a beginning to intermediate...
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