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Tibetan and Himalayan > Multi-Author Edited Volumes > Conference Proceedings > Proceedings of the International Association of Tibetan Studies (PIATS) > PIATS 3 (1982), Soundings in Tibetan Civilization

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A passage from the Shih chi in the Old Tibetan Chronicle
The article attempts to clarify the meaning of a Tibetan passage from the fourth chapter of The Old Tibetan Chronicle . Identifying the passage with an anecdote found in the Shih chi, t...
A Rñiṅ-ma Text: The Kun byed rgyal po'i mdo
This article looks at the Künjé Gyelpö Do (kun byed rgyal po'i mdo), a tantric Buddhist text. This particular text stands out because its language and imagery are distinctly different from the majo...
A Survey of the Development of Western and Southwestern Tibetan Dialects
The text presents an approach to reconstructing Tibetan language based on moden dialect data. (Mark Premo-Hopkins, 2004-02-12)
A Survey of the Spread of Buddhadharma in Ladakh
The article traces the spread of Buddhadharma into the region of India known as Ladakh. Ladakh, while part of geographic India is a living repository of Tibetan religious and cultural life. (Mark Pre...
A Typology of the Tibetan Bell
The text attempts to create a typology of tibetan ritual bells using images from art, textual evidence, and physical objects to distinguish characteristics. (Mark Premo-Hopkins 2004-02-12)
Ñag-roṅ mgon-po rnam-rgyal: A 19th Century Khams-pa Warrior
This article outlines biographical information on Nyarong Gönpo Namgyel and his military conquests. Tsering blames the Tibetan government for the death of Gönpo Namgyel and argues that his death de...
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An 8th Century List of Thousand-districts in Ne'u Pandita's History
The article investigates the social geography and military organization of 8th century Tibet by looking at Ne'u Pandita's History. (Mark Premo-Hopkins 2004-03-04)
An Analysis of Sino-Tibetan Relationships, 1245-1911: Imperial Power, Non-coercive Regime and Military Dependency
The article attempts to recharacterize the ideas of the Sino-Tibetan relationship. Recognizing the patron-priest paradigm as unsatisfactory, Dawa Norbu investigates how this classification requires a...
An Early Tibetan Ritual: rkyal 'bud
The article outlines the procedure of an early Tibetan ritual which used a kyelbü (small bag or pouch). Because Buddhism prohibits animal and human sacrifice, the kyelbü becomes the object ...
Aspects of Ceremonial Behavior in Bon-po Monastic Life
This article looks at aspects of protocol and ceremonial behavior that regulate Bönpo monastic life and which are clearly different than liturgy itself. (Mark Premo-Hopkins 2004-02-24)
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