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The First Two Tibetan Grammatical Treatises as Known to the Sa skya Paṇḍita
This article looks at the two Tibetan grammatical treatises, often recognized as the foundation of Tibetan grammatical studies, as they were known by the Sakya Pandita (Sa skya Paṇḍita) . (Mark P...
A Tibetan Index to the Pentaglot Dictionary from the Qing Dynasty
This article contains a Tibetan index to the Pentaglot Dictionary, as well some of the historical background surrounding different translations of the text from the Qing dynasty. (Mark Premo-Hopkins ...
Some More on the ša ba ša khyi 'čham -- A Bhutanese 'čham on the Conversion of the Hunter mGon po rDo rǰe by Mi la ras pa
This article looks at the particular elements, and siginifcance of the Bhutanese 'čham, or dance, drawn from the life story of Milarepa (Mi la ras pa). (Mark Premo-Hopkins 2004-05-06)
Locating Tibet: The Maps
This article looks at the different possiblities and implications of the maps that could have been housed at the legendary libraries of Shangri la. (Mark Premo-Hopkins 2004-05-06)
Lhasa: An International Politico-economic Center through the Centuries: A Very Preliminary Examination
This article attempts to dispel the myths that Lhasa was a secret, isolated environment. Instead, the article argues that Lhasa was a center for much political and economic activity. (Mark Premo-Hop...
Kloṅ rdol bla ma's Explanatory Notes on the Abhidharmakośa of Vasubandhu
This article looks at an 18th century hand book of notes on the popular Abhidharmakośa, or "Storehouse of Dogmatics." (Mark Premo-Hopkins 2004-05-06)
The Symbolum Fidei in Tibetan (text, translation, glossary)
This article offers a transliteration and physical description of a Tibetan translation of the Roman-Catholic creed, the Symbolum Fidei. (Mark Premo-Hopkins 2004-04-29)
Grapheme and Phoneme in Tibetan
The article attempts to explain and describe the complex correlation between Tibetan linguistic symbols (grapheme) and the sounds (phoneme) associated with them.
A New Chronological Table of the Bon Religion: The bstan-rcis of Hor-bcun bsTan-'jin-blo-gros (1888-1975)
The article is a summary of the tentsi (bstan rtsis) or "chronology of the teachings" written by the Bnpo scholar Per Kværne.
Views of the Tanguts on the Origin of the World and Man
This article looks at three primary texts that allow for fragmentary understandings of Tangut views on the origin of the world. (Mark Premo-Hopkins 2004-05-06)
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