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The McMahon Line: The Further Development of the Disputed Boundary
The article deals with the further development of border issues that have arisen since the Simla Conference in 1913-194 between China, Britain, and Tibet. (Mark Premo-Hopkins 2004-04-14)
Souces of Variation in Tibetan Canons of Iconometry
The article looks at the canonized rules for organization and structure of Tibetan art. Following the fixed canons is thought to guarantee the continuity of tradition and the accuracy of iconic forms...
The Construction of Ladakhi Houses in the Indus Valley
The paper outlines the building process of Ladakhi houses in the Indus Valley. Using stone, earth, and wood, the homes are often built on top of old foundations. The houses have to be built in a rat...
Khrom: Administrative Units of the Tibetan Empire in the 7th-9th Centuries
The article attempts to determine the varied meanings of the Tibetan word khrom, which has been translated as "mart, town, city, ville, or population." An attempt is also made to arrive at an u...
Notes on the Tibetan Kinship Term dbon
The article looks at the problematics of defining and translating the term wön (dbon), since it can mean either grandchild or sibling's child. (Mark Premo-Hopkins 2004-04-20)
Preliminary Results from a Study of Two Rasāyana Systems in Indo-Tibetan Esoterism
The article looks at two different systems of alchemy as they are found in Ningma (rNying-ma) literature in an attempt to shed light on the role of alchemy and medicine in Tantrism. (Mark Premo-Hopki...
Tsong-kha-pa on kun-rdzob bden-pa
This article looks at Tsongkhapa's writings on the Buddhist understanding of kunẓob denpa (kun-rdzob bden-pa), or conventional truth. (Mark Premo-Hopkins 2004-04-20)
Lama Tribute in the Ming Dynasty
The article looks at specifically at Lama tribute during the Ming dynasty to measure the validity of some scholars' opinions that Tibet was a Chinese vassal state during the time. (Mark Premo-Hopkins...
Glosses on the Oeuvre of bla-ma 'Phags-pa: On the Activity of Sa-skya Paṇḍita
The article looks at sources written about Sakya Paṇḍita (Sa-skya Paṇḍita) by his nephew. With most current information coming from post facto Tibetan sources, these contemporary writings con...
The 5th Karma-pa and Some Aspects of the Relationship between Tibet and the Early Ming
The article looks at the complex relationships established between Tibet and China during the early Ming dynasty. The Chinese and the Tibetans were involved in governmental dialogue, as well as a goo...
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