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Title: Tibetan Poetry on Wutai Shan
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Kurtis R. Schaeffer
One Sentence Summary: A survey of Tibetan poetry about Wutai shan directed toward increasing understanding of Tibetan Buddhism there and developing a comparative literary history of Wutai shan.

Description: 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). It is likely that little of the imagery, myth, and narrative elements employed in this poetry will be new to those familiar with the rich lore of Five-Peaked Mountain currently extant in several languages. Nevertheless, poetry is the preeminent form of Tibetan literary expression regarding Five-Peaked Mountain. This article surveys this literature, both as a contribution to our increasingly vivid picture of Tibetan Buddhist activity around the site, as well as toward an eventual comparative literary history of Five-Peaked Mountain. (2011-12-31)

Publisher: Tibetan and Himalayan Library
Normalized publisher place: Charlottesville, VA
Publisher country: United States
Publisher URL: http://www.thlib.org/
Published Date: 2011
URL: http://www.thlib.org/collections/texts/jiats/#!jiats=/06/schaeffer/
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Tibet -- JIATS -- Issue 6 (December 2011)
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- THL-Hosted Online Journals -- JIATS -- Issue 6 (December 2011)
Cultural Coverage: China;Tibet;Mongolia
Language: English
Source URL: http://www.thlib.org/collections/texts/jiats/
Source: Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies
Source Editor: David Germano
Source Type: Journal
Source Number: 6
ISBN/ISSN: 1550-6363

Means of availability: Online

Access rights: Public domain
Format: Online resource
Media type: Text
Resource Type: Article
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Date Of Record Creation: 2011-10-04 16:50:24
Date Record Checked: 2011-10-04
Date Last Modified: 2012-01-31 15:00:05
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