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Date Of Record Release: 2013-07-20 21:48:58
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Title: Si tu paṇ chen chos kyi ’byung gnas in History: A Brief Note
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Elliot Sperling
One Sentence Summary: An exploration of Si tu paṇ chen’s history of the Karma bka’ brgyud sect and its role in inner Asia.

Description: Creator's Description: Si tu chos kyi ’byung gnas’s (1699/1700-1774) history of the Karma bka’ brgyud pa is a vital source for the history of his subsect and for Tibetan history from the beginnings of the subsect up through the late eighteenth century. His historical writing is particularly significant, for in delineating the place of the Karma bka’ brgyud pa in the Inner Asian world, he described a significant aspect of the relations that powerful rulers beyond Tibet’s borders entertained with important Tibetan Buddhist teachers and leaders. These relations were rooted in perceptions of power, political and esoteric. However, with the triumph of the Dge lugs pa sect its scholars created an historical tradition that let that story pass unmentioned. Si tu, writing in a time of turbulence and Dge lugs pa ascendancy, stood against this politically inspired historical amnesia and helped preserve a crucial element of our understanding of Tibet’s past. (2013-07-01)

Publisher: Tibetan and Himalayan Library
Normalized publisher place: Charlottesville, VA
Publisher country: United States
Publisher URL: http://www.thlib.org/
Published Date: 2013-07
URL: http://www.thlib.org/collections/texts/jiats/#!jiats=/issue07/sperling/
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- THL-Hosted Online Journals -- JIATS -- Issue 7 (July 2013)
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Tibet -- JIATS -- Issue 7 (July 2013)
Cultural Coverage: China;Tibet;Mongolia
Temporal coverage: 18th century
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: 7
ISBN/ISSN: 1550-6363

Means of availability: Online

Other Agent: Naomi Worth
Other Agent Type: Assistant Editor
Access rights: Public domain
Format: Online resource
Media type: Text
Resource Type: Article
Digital Encoding: xml
Release Flag: OK for viewing
Date Of Record Creation: 2013-07-21 18:31:03
Date Record Checked: 2013-07-20
Date Last Modified: 2013-07-21 18:35:22
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