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Title: Sa-skya Paṇḍita's Letter to the Tibetans: A Late and Dubious Addition to His Collected Works
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: David Paul Jackson
One Sentence Summary: This brief article investigates the authenticity of a letter attributed to Sakya Paṇḍita (sa skya paN+Dita).

Description: This brief article investigates the authenticity of a letter attributed to Sakya Paṇḍita (sa skya paN+Dita). The letter, titled Bu slob rnams la spring ba, has been cited by several scholars as source material on early Mongol-Tibetan relations. However, Jackson points to several factors that bring the letters authenticity into doubt, including the absence of any reference to the letter until the 16th century. Further, there are several stylistic elements of the letter which are unique among Sakya's writings. (Ben Deitle 2006-02-02)

Publisher Place: Bloomington
Publisher: The Tibet Society
Normalized publisher place: Bloomington, IN
Publisher country: United States
Published Date: 1986
URL: http://www.thlib.org/static/reprints/jts/JTS_06_02.pdf
Subject: Sakya Paṇḍita Künga gyeltsen (sa skya paN+Di ta kun dga' rgyal mtshan), 1182-1251
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Tibetan Literature -- Tibetan Buddhist Sectarian Literature -- Sakya (sa skya)
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Tibet -- Journal of the Tibet Society -- Vol. 6 (1986)
Tibetan and Himalayan -- History -- Tibet -- Mongol-Tibetan Relations
Cultural Coverage: Tibet
Temporal coverage: 13th century CE
Language: English
Source: The Journal of the Tibet Society
Source Editor: Elliot Sperling, 1951-
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 6
Source Page Numbers: 17-23
Start Date: 1981
End Date: 1988
Frequency of publication: Annually
ISBN/ISSN: 7351364

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Resource Type: Article
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Date Of Record Creation: 2005-12-16 09:02:28
Date Record Checked: 2006-02-02
Date Last Modified: 2006-05-12 11:14:10
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