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Title: The Thirteenth Dalai Lama at Wutai Shan: Exile and Diplomacy
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Elliot Sperling
One Sentence Summary: Examines accounts of the 13th Dalai Lama's encounters with western diplomats and others at Wutai shan in 1908.

Description: Creator's Description: The Thirteenth Dalai Lama’s flight from Lhasa in 1904, his sojourn in Mongolia and his reception at the Qing court in Beijing are fairly well known. Less well studied is his stay at Wutai Shan in 1908. But that episode in his wanderings is particularly interesting. In examining it we come across a number of accounts in Tibetan and other languages that refer to the Dalai Lama’s encounters with western diplomats and others at Wutai Shan. These accounts cast light on the Dalai Lama’s developing understanding of the larger world of international politics and of his place within that world. They also provide insight into the way Wutai Shan, a Buddhist pilgrimage site, provided the Dalai Lama with an optimal place from which to entertain such contacts in an environment in which he was a figure of authority. (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/sperling/
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
Digital Encoding: xml
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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 14:47:57
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