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Title: 'Lama to the King of Hsia'
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Elliot Sperling, 1951-
One Sentence Summary: This article explores the relationship between the Tangut court and Tibetan lamas, particulary those of various bka' brgyud orders.

Description: This article explores the relationship between the Tangut court and Tibetan lamas, particularly those of various Kagyü (bka' brgyud) orders. Toward the end of the Tangut Empire's existence, Tibetans held the post of "imperial preceptor" at the Tangut court. Sperling argues that this early example influenced later conceptions of the lama-patron relationship. Even after the Tangut state fell to the Mongols under Qubilai, several Kagyü lamas successfully transitioned into the Mongol court, even while Sakya lamas held the highest positions therein. Passages cited from Tibetan sources are presented in their original language at the end of the article. (Ben Deitle 2006-02-02)

Publisher Place: Bloomington
Publisher: The Tibet Society
Normalized publisher place: Bloomington, IN
Publisher country: United States
Published Date: 1987
URL: http://www.thlib.org/static/reprints/jts/JTS_07_03.pdf
Subject: Patron/Priest
Kagyü (bka' brgyud) history
Tangut Empire
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Religion -- Tibetan Sects -- Kagyü (bka' brgyud)
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Tibet -- Journal of the Tibet Society -- Vol. 7 (1987)
Tibetan and Himalayan -- History -- Religious History -- Kagyüpa (bka' brgyud pa)
Tibetan and Himalayan -- History -- Tibet -- Priest/Patron
Cultural Coverage: Tibet
Temporal coverage: 12th century CE
13th century CE
Language: English
Source: The Journal of the Tibet Society
Source Editor: Elliot Sperling, 1951-
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 7
Source Page Numbers: 31-50
Start Date: 1981
End Date: 1988
Frequency of publication: Annually
ISBN/ISSN: 7351364

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Date Record Checked: 2005-12-17
Date Last Modified: 2006-04-03 17:15:35
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