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Tibetan Yoga and Mysticism: A Textual Study of the Yogas of Naropa and Mahamudra Meditation in the Medieval Tradition of Dags po

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ISBN: 9784906267729 Year: Language: English
Publisher: The International Institute for Buddhist Studies Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 615574
Subject: Religion
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A detailed study of a twelfth-century Tibetan corpus of religious writings attributed to the Tibetan master Gampopa Sonam Rinchen (sgam po pa bsod nams&#xD;&#xD;rin chen, 1079-1153)

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tibet --- gampopa --- tibetan buddhism --- buddhism --- yoga --- mysticism

Frontier Tibet

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Book Series: Asian Borderlands ISBN: 9789048544905 9789463728713 Year: Pages: 555 DOI: 10.5117/9789463728713 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Geography --- Sociology --- Languages and Literatures
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Frontier Tibet addresses a historical sequence that sealed the future of the Sino-Tibetan borderlands. It considers how starting in the late nineteenth century imperial formations and emerging nation-states developed competing schemes of integration and debated about where the border between China and Tibet should be. It also ponders the ways in which this border is internalised today, creating within the People's Republic of China a space that retains some characteristics of a historical frontier. The region of eastern Tibet called Kham, the focus of this volume, is a productive lens through which processes of place-making and frontier dynamics can be analysed. Using historical records and ethnography, the authors challenge purely externalist approaches to convey a sense of Kham's own centrality and the agency of the actors involved. They contribute to a history from below that is relevant to the history of China and Tibet, and of comparative value for borderland studies.

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Tibet --- sino-Tibetan --- borderlands --- China --- history

Islamic Shangri-La

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ISBN: 9780520971332 9780520299733 Year: Pages: 260 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.55 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: History
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"Islamic Shangri-La transports readers into the heart of the Himalayas by tracing the rise of the Tibetan Muslim (Khache) community from the early 17th century to the present. Over the past four centuries, the Tibetan Muslims advised several Dalai Lamas, contributed to Tibetan music and literature, and engaged in transregional trade with many of Tibet’s neighbors. Deftly blending contemporary media accounts and interviews with archival documents, this book brings the frustrations and hopes of Tibetan Muslims, and thus of Tibet, to life. Less a history of religion than a history of the Himalayas, the book explores the eddying currents of peoples and states generally excluded from traditional histories of Asia. Its focus on the Tibetan Muslims’ multifaceted role in Tibetan society highlights Tibet’s broader inter-Asian positioning and delves into the intertwined relationship between Tibet and Nepal, Kashmir, and other Himalayan states. The story of the Tibetan Muslims provides a new perspective on a history we thought we knew quite well. Illuminating their positioning within the dynamics of Asian state formation with a particular emphasis on the dramatic events of early to mid-20th century, the book opens an unparalleled examination of the long shadows of Tibet’s past on today’s Asia."

The Inscription in the ’Du khang of Dgung ’phur Monastery, Spu rang (Mnga’ ris)

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ISBN: 9783700178743 Year: Pages: 136 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/oapen_611247 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 376
Subject: Religion
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This study essentially provides the edition and annotated translation of a historical inscription in the assembly hall of Dgung ’phur Monastery in Spu rang (Mnga’ ris, Western Tibet). The inscription deals with religious and political events in the history of Western Tibet up to the beginning of the 17th century. The introductory part of the study includes a description of the inscription’s general characteristics, a summary of its contents, an enquiry into its date and a discussion of the magistrate Mgon po skyabs, whom the inscription identifies as the “founder” of Dgung ’phur.

Le renoncement au féminin

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ISBN: 9782840161332 9782821851009 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Paris Nanterre
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License: OpenEdition licence for Books

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Aujourd’hui, au Tibet, de nombreuses femmes entrent encore au monastère pour s’adonner à la pratique des enseignements du Bouddha. Quelles raisons les poussent à rompre avec les devoirs d’alliance et d’enfantement imposés aux femmes par cette société ? Quels espoirs les amènent à faire ce choix ? À partir d’une recherche ethnologique menée dans deux monastères, l’un situé au Tibet et l’autre en Inde, cet ouvrage décrit et analyse la façon dont les nonnes envisagent, construisent et organisent...

Long Narrative Songs from the Mongghul of Northeast Tibet: Texts in Mongghul, Chinese, and English

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Book Series: World Oral Literature Series ISSN: 2050-7933/2054-362X ISBN: 9781783743858 9781783743834 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 470 DOI: http://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0124 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Containing ballads of martial heroism, tales of tragic lovers and visions of the nature of the world, Long Narrative Songs from the Mongghul of Northeast Tibet: Texts in Mongghul, Chinese, and English is a rich repository of songs collected amongst the Mongghul of the Seven Valleys, on the northeast Tibetan Plateau in western China. These songs represent the apogee of Mongghul oral literature, and they provide valuable insights into the lives of Mongghul people—their hopes, dreams, and worries. They bear testimony to the impressive plurilingual repertoire commanded by some Mongghul singers: the original texts in Tibetan, Mongghul, and Chinese are here presented in Mongghul, Chinese, and English.The kaleidoscope of stories told in these songs include that of Marshall Qi, a chieftain from the Seven Valleys who travels to Luoyang with his Mongghul army to battle rebels; Laarimbu and Qiimunso, a pair of star-crossed lovers who take revenge from beyond the grave on the families that kept them apart; and the Crop-Planting Song and the Sheep Song, which map the physical and spiritual terrain of the Mongghul people, vividly describing the physical and cosmological world in which they exist.This collection of songs is supported by an Introduction by Gerald Roche that provides an understanding of their traditional context, and shows that these works offer insights into the practices of multilingualism in Tibet. Long Narrative Songs from the Mongghul of Northeast Tibet is vital reading for researchers and others working on oral literature, as well as those who study Inner Asia, Tibet, and China’s ethnic minorities. Finally, this book is of interest to linguistic anthropologists and sociolinguists, particularly those working on small-scale multilingualism and pre-colonial multilingualism.

The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya

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ISBN: 9781783747047 9781783747061 Year: Pages: 200 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0169
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Linguistics --- History
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This highly original and timely collection brings together case studies from salient areas of the Himalayan region to explore the politics of language contact. Promoting a linguistically and historically grounded perspective, The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya offers nuanced insights into language and its relation to power in this geopolitically complex region.Edited by respected scholars in the field, the collection comprises five new research contributions by established and early-career researchers who have been significantly engaged in the Himalayan region. Grounded in a commitment to theoretically informed area studies, and covering Tibet (China), Assam (India), and Nepal, each case study is situated within contemporary debates in sociolinguistics, political science, and language policy and planning. Bridging disciplines and transcending nation-states, the volume offers a unique contribution to the study of language contact and its political implications.The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya is essential reading for researchers in the fields of language policy and planning, applied linguistics, and language and literary education. The detailed introduction and concluding commentary make the collection accessible to all social scientists concerned with questions of language, and the volume as a whole will be of interest to scholars in anthropology, sociolinguistics, political science and Asian studies.

China Dreams

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ISBN: 9781760463731 Year: Pages: 328 DOI: 10.22459/CSY.2020 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Political Science
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"The year 2019 marked a number of significant anniversaries for the People’s Republic of China (PRC), each representing different ‘Chinese dreams’. There was the centennial of the May Fourth Movement — a dream of patriotism and cultural renewal. The PRC celebrated its seventieth anniversary — a dream of revolution and national strength. It was also thirty years since the student-led Protest Movement of 1989 — dreams of democracy and free expression crushed by government dreams of unity and stability. Many of these ‘dreams’ recurred in new guises in 2019. President Xi Jinping tightened his grip on power at home while calling for all citizens to ‘defend China’s honour abroad’. Escalating violence in Hong Kong, the ongoing suppression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, and deteriorating Sino-US relations dominated the headlines. Alongside stories about China’s advances in artificial intelligence and geneticially modified babies and its ambitions in the Antarctic and outer space, these issues fuelled discussion about what Xi’s own ‘China Dream’ of national rejuvenation means for Chinese citizens and the rest of the world. The China Story Yearbook: China Dreams reflects on these issues and more. It surveys the dreams, illusions, aspirations, and nightmares that coexisted (and clashed) in 2019 in China and beyond. As ever, we take a cross-disciplinary perspective that recognises the inextricable links between economy, politics, culture, history, language, and society. The Yearbook, with its accessible analysis of the main events and trends of the year, is an essential tool for understanding China’s growing power and influence around the world."

Anantaratnaprabhava

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ISBN: 9788867056804 Year: Language: Italian
Publisher: Ledizioni Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104918
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Anantaratnaprabhava, ‘fonte di infinite gemme’, è l’attributo che il sommo poeta Kālidāsa conferisce al sovrano dei monti, Himālaya, nell’esordio del Kumārasambhava, capolavoro della poesia classica indiana. L’epiteto scelto per titolo di questi due volumi dedicati a Giuliano Boccali allude non solo ai suoi interessi letterari più cari, ma anche, e soprattutto, alla sua vita di studioso. Con questa raccolta di saggi, colleghi, allievi e amici italiani hanno voluto onorare con gratitudine, stima profonda e affetto la sua lunga e prestigiosa carriera di infaticabile docente e di elegantissimo esegeta. Dal Veda alla letteratura dell’India meridionale, dalle filosofie indiane classiche alle problematiche più contemporanee, dalle culture iraniche al Tibet, i due volumi sono anche una rassegna del vivacissimo mondo italiano degli studi in questi ambiti, che si è qui raccolto intorno alla figura di un grande maestro.

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Literature --- indic --- India --- Giuliano Boccali --- art --- philosophy --- literature --- homage --- pali language --- religion --- society --- sanskritic --- tamil --- Tibet --- urdu

Buddhist Approaches to Human Rights

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ISBN: 9783839412633 Year: Pages: 248 DOI: 10.14361/9783839412633 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Social Sciences
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The demonstrations of monks in Tibet and Myanmar (Burma) in recent times as well as the age-old conflict between a predominantly Buddhist population and a Hindu minority in Sri Lanka raise the question of how the issues of human rights and Buddhism are related. The question applies both to the violation of basic rights in Buddhist countries and to the defence of those rights which are well-grounded in Buddhist teachings. The volume provides academic essays that reflect this up to now rather neglected issue from the point of view of the three main Buddhist traditions, Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana. It provides multi-faceted and surprising insights into a rather unlikely relationship.

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