Author: Seibert Hummel
In this book Prof. Hummel revisits the whole issue of Zhang-zhung, concentrating particularly on its language, but also on the actual size and geographical position of this kingdom. The studies presented here bring a host of new, almost provocative ideas, suggesting that Zhang-zhung was a vast confederacy of states stretching all the way from western to north-eastern Tibet, and that its language was in fact no artificail product. Tracing its origins to the eastern Tibetan region of Si-hia and Mi-nyag. With the help of Zhang-zhung, the author even shed new light on the meaning of the old Tibetan kings name. Without any pretensions to have fully resolved the issue of understanding the Zhang-zhung language, the author opens up new perspective for future research.