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Title: Arriving Ahead of Time: The Ma ’das sprul sku and Issues of Sprul sku Personhood
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Marcia S. Calkowski
One Sentence Summary: An exploration of the ma ’das sprul sku, a reincarnate lama who succeeds her/his predecessor before the predecessor dies.

Description: Creator's Description: A ma ’das sprul sku is a non-hereditary reincarnate lama (sprul sku) who assumes his or her predecessor’s status, but who takes birth before his or her predecessor’s death. This paper presents ten oral histories of ma ’das sprul skus and examines what they and their narrators reveal about the logic of transference in establishing the personhood of a ma ’das sprul sku, how ma ’das sprul sku personhood may challenge conventional understandings of sprul sku personhood and temporality, ma ’das sprul sku and their creators as reflective agents, and what the dearth of ma ’das sprul sku hagiographies may imply. (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/calkowski/
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: Tibet
Temporal coverage: 19th century
20th 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
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Date Of Record Creation: 2013-07-21 22:15:40
Date Record Checked: 2013-07-20
Date Last Modified: 2013-07-21 22:21:53
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