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Title: Khams pa Histories: Visions of People, Place and Authority. PIATS 2000: Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the Ninth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Leiden 2000
Language of title: English
Editor: Lawrence Epstein
One Sentence Summary: The fourth volume of papers presented at the ninth seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies.


Publisher's Description: As an indispensable introduction to local history of the Khams region of Eastern Tibet/Western China (with due attention for contemporary thinking about frontier regions), this volume contains seven papers on Khams pa (Eastern Tibet) local history, representing politics, and agency and their historiographical representations on the Khams frontiers.

The articles have been arranged to reflect common themes. Wim van Spengen, William Coleman and Peng Wenbin locate Khams in a broader political history, exploring the fluidity of the frontier and its turbulent dislocations, as Khampas encountered and responded to Tibetan and Chinese national projects in the early part of the twentieth century. Fabienne Jagou and Carole McGranahan shift their gaze to individual figures and their engagement with Chinese and Tibetan social politics. Peter Schwieger’s analysis of history as oral narrative positions Khams in relation to Central Tibet, as does the subject of Tsering Thar’s paper, which concerns the influence of a Bonpo lama in religious innovation.

Contributor: Wim van Spengen
William M. Coleman, IV
Peng Wenbin
Fabienne Jagou
Carole McGranahan
Peter Schwieger
Tsering Thar (tshe ring thar)
Publisher Place: Leiden; Boston; Köln
Publisher: Brill
Normalized publisher place: Leiden
Publisher country: Netherlands
Publisher URL: http://www.brill.nl/
Published Date: 2002
Extent: 172 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Multi-Author Edited Volumes -- Conference Proceedings -- Proceedings of the International Association of Tibetan Studies (PIATS)
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Multi-Author Edited Volumes -- Conference Proceedings -- Proceedings of the International Association of Tibetan Studies (PIATS) -- PIATS 9 (2000)
Cultural Coverage: Tibet
Language: English
Series Title: Brill's Tibetan Studies Library
Series editor: Henk Blezer
Alex McKay
Charles Ramble
Series volume: 2/4

Table of Contents: Introduction / Lawrence Epstein -- Frontier History of Southern Kham: Banditry and War in the Multi-ethnic Fringe Lands of Chatring, Mili, and Gyethang, 1890-1940 / Wim van Spengen -- The Uprising at Batang: Khams and its Significance in Chinese and Tibetan History / William M. Coleman, IV -- Frontier Process, Provincial Politics and Movements for Khampa Autonomy During the Republican Period / Peng Wenbin -- The Sixth Panchen Lama's Chinese Titles / Fabienne Jagou -- Sa spang mda' gnam spang mda': Murder, History, and Social Politics in 1920s Lhasa / Carole McGranahan -- History as Oral Tradition: The Construction of Collective Identity in Brag g.yab (Khams) / Peter Schwieger -- Shar rdza Hermitage: A New Bonpo Center in Khams / Tsering Thar (tshe ring thar) -- List of Contributors.

ISBN/ISSN: 9004121234
Other Agent: Henk Blezer
Other Agent Type: Managing Editor
Format: Print media (print or manuscript, including PDFs)
Resource Type: Conference Proceedings
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Date Record Checked: 2006-05-19
Date Last Modified: 2006-05-19 11:47:20
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