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Product ID: 9780226493114
Book Name: Prisoners of Shangri-la Tibetan Buddhism and the west
Author Name: Donald S.Lopez,JR.
Price: USD 20
Description:

Prisoners of Shangri-La is a provocative analysis of the romance of Tibet, a romance that, even as it is invoked by Tibetan lamas living in exile, ultimately imprisons those who seek the goal of Tibetan independence from Chinese occupation.

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Product ID: 9780231118149
Book Name: THE DRAGON IN THE LAND OF SNOWS: A History of Modern Tibet since 1947
Author Name: Tsering Shakya
Price: USD 20
Description:

This definitive history of Tibet is based entirely on unpublished primary sources and written by a Western-educated Tibetan author. It shatters the popular perception of Tibet as an isolated Shangri-la unaffected by broader international developments and rises above the simplistic dualism so often encountered in accounts of Tibets contested recent history. Charting a clear course through the intricacies of the historical record, Tsering Shakya gives a balanced account of Tibets desperate attempts to maintain her independence and safeguard her cultural…

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Product ID: 9780231134477
Book Name: Tibetan Buddhists in the Making of Modern China
Author Name: Gray Tuttle
Price: USD 30
Description:

After seizing control of Tibet by force in the 1950s, the communists would also appeal to a sense of a shared Buddhism in their efforts to integrate this vast new territory. Drawing on previously unexamined archival and governmental materials, as well as personal memoirs of Chinese politicians and Buddhist monks, Tuttle demonstrates the crucial role Buddhism played in Chinas transition from dynastic empire to nation-state.

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Product ID: 9780231142861
Book Name: Memories of Life in Lhasa Under Chinese Rule
Author Name: Matthew Akester
Price: USD 32
Description:

Born in 1941, Tubten Khétsun is a nephew of the Gyatso Tashi Khendrung, one of the senior government officials taken prisoner in the Tibetan peoples uprising of March 10, 1959. Khétsun himself was arrested while defending the Dalai Lamas summer palace, and after serving a four-year sentence, he spent close to two decades in Lhasa as a requisitioned laborer and class enemy. In this eloquent autobiography, Khétsun describes what it was like to live under Maoist rule. His account is…

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Product ID: 9780415711159
Book Name: The Return of the Buddha : Ancient symbols for a new Nation
Author Name: Himanshu Prabha Ray
Price: USD 30
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Product ID: 9780520063488
Book Name: The Religion of Tibet
Author Name: Giuseppe Tucci
Price: USD 30
Description:

No one is better qualified than Tucci to write a general yet comprehensive work on such a complex subject.His Exploration in Tibet extensive personal experiences direct observation of ritual and unmatched textual knowledge are graciously combined in this valuable and higly readable volume.

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Product ID: 9780520240896
Book Name: Tibetan Revolutionary
Author Name: Melvyn C.Goldstein
Price: USD 35
Description:

The Political Life and Times of Bapa Phuntso Wangye This is the as-told-to political autobiography of Ph?ntso Wangye (Ph?nwang), one of the most important Tibetan revolutionary figures of the twentieth century

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Product ID: 9780520249288
Book Name: Authenticating Tibet Answer to Chinas 100 Questions
Author Name: Anne-Marie Blondeau and Katia Buffetrille
Price: USD 24.95
Description:

The land of Tibet its people, culture, and religion--has long been both an object of contention and a source of fascination. Since 1959, Tibet has also been at the center of controversy when Chinas peaceful liberation of the land of snows led to the Lhasa uprising and the Dalai Lamas escape to India. Authenticating Tibet: Answers to Chinas 100 Questions offers clear and unbiased responses to a booklet published by the Chinese government in 1989, which sought to counter the…

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Product ID: 9780674012875
Book Name: Being a Buddhist Nun
Author Name: Kim Gutschov
Price: USD 34
Description:

They may shave their heads, don simple robes, and renounce materialism and worldly desires. But the women seeking enlightenment in a Buddhist nunnery high in the folds of Himalayan Kashmir invariably find themselves subject to the tyrannies of subsistence, subordination, and sexuality. Ultimately, Buddhist monasticism reflects the very world it is supposed to renounce. Butter and barley prove to be as critical to monastic life as merit and meditation. Kim Gutschow lived for more than three years among these women,…

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Product ID: 9780691024691
Book Name: The Tibetan Empire in the Central Asia
Author Name: Christopher I. Beckwith
Price: USD 38
Description:

This richly detailed narrative history of the Tibetan Empire in Central Asia from about A.D. 600 to 866 depicts the struggles of the great Tibetan, Turkic, Arab, and Chinese powers for dominance over the Silk Road lands that connected Europe and East Asia. Challenging the commonly held belief that Eas and West were largely isolated from each other until the discovery of sea routes to India and China, the book shows the importance of overland contacts between East and West…

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Product ID: 9780742539891
Book Name: Chinas Tibet Autonomy or Assimilation
Author Name: Chinas Tibet?: Autonomy or Assimilation
Price: USD 54.95
Description:

This groundbreaking book explores Chinas efforts to assimilate Tibet, in the process rewriting Tibetan history to conform to its own goals. Warren W. Smith argues that Beijing fears that any genuine autonomy or dialogue with the Dalai Lama will fuel renewed nationalism in Chinas Tibet, as the leadership calls its possession. Highlighting Chinas past and current propaganda on Tibet, the book demonstrates Chinas sensitivity regarding the legitimacy of its rule. In the absence of any solution, Smith advocates promoting Tibets…

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Product ID: 9780791448922
Book Name: Lord of the Dance the Mani Rimdu Festival in Tibet and Nepal
Author Name: Kohn, Richard J.
Price: USD 35
Description:

Richard Kohns book transports the reader to the high Himalayas for an in-depth look at the inner workings of the three-week long Mani Rimdu festival. This event encapsulates the breadth and depth of the Himalayan Buddhist experience, from the profound practice of Great Perfection meditation to the worship of the gods of the neighboring mountains. The festival uses archaic material as well as prayers written by contemporary lamas, and it entails the preparation of numerous works of ritual art such…

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Product ID: 9780802143273
Book Name: The Story of Tibet Conversations with the Dalai Lama
Author Name: Thomas Laird
Price: USD 16
Description:

The Story of Tibet is a work of monumental importance and a crucial addition to our understanding of a country with one of the world’s richest backgrounds. Over the course of three years, journalist Thomas Laird spent more than sixty hours with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in candid, one-on-one interviews that covered His Holiness’s beliefs on history, science, reincarnation, and his lifelong study of Buddhism. Laird brings his meetings with His Holiness to life in a rich, vibrant historical…

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Product ID: 9780813145518
Book Name: Land Of Pure Vision: The Sacred Geography Of Tibet And The Himalaya
Author Name: David Zurich
Price: USD 58
Description:

The landscapes of Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan are filled with holy places. Some are of natural origin?summits, rivers and lakes, caves, or forest sanctuaries. Others are consecrated by religious practice?shrines, temples, monasteries, or burial grounds. The holy sites of the Himalaya unite faith and geography to produce some of the most sublime places on Earth. In Land of Pure Vision, David Zurick draws from his thirty-five years of experience as a geographer, photographer, and explorer of the Himalaya, combining scholarship…

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Product ID: 9780826451781
Book Name: Buddhism and Politics in twentieth-century asia
Author Name: Edit Ian Harris
Price: USD 50
Description:

Historically Buddhism has prospered in societies organized in accordance with the socio-political teachings of the Buddha. The 20th century has been a particularly traumatic time in its histor not least because traditional policies have been eroded as disparate factors such as war modernity westernization nationalization capitalism communism and ethnic conflict have made their presence felt in the religion s Asian heartlands. In this study a team of international scholars assess the manner in which Buddhist organizations and individuals have resisted…

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Product ID: 9780861715206
Book Name: Resurrecting Candrakirti Disputes in the Tibetan Creation of Prasangika
Author Name: Kevin A,Vose
Price: USD 35
Description:

The seventh-century Indian master Candrakirti lived a life of relative obscurity, only to have his thoughts and writings rejuvenated during the Tibetan transmission of Buddhism. Since then, Candrakirti has been celebrated as offering the most thorough and accurate vision of Nagarjunas view of emptiness which, in turn, most fully represents the final truth of the Buddhas teaching. Candrakirtis emptiness denies the existence of any nature, or substantial, enduring essence in ourselves or in the phenomenal world while avoiding the extreme…

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Product ID: 9780975373404
Book Name: The Universal Discourse Literature: Mahayanasutralamkara
Author Name: Maitreyanatha/Aryasanga
Price: USD 65
Description:

The Universal Vehicle Discourse Literature (Mahayanasutralamkara) was transmitted from the bodhisattva Maitreyanatha to Arya Asanga, the fourth-century Indian Buddhist scholar-adept. The most foundational of the set of the famous Five Teachings of Maitreya, the Discourse Literature is considered the wellspring of what the Tibetans call the "magnificent deeds trend of the path," the compassion side, which balances the "profound view trend of the path," the wisdom side. The Discourse Literature is also considered to be metaphysically aligned with and foundational…

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Product ID: 9780975373491
Book Name: Kalacakra and the Tibetan Calendar
Author Name: Edward Henning
Price: USD 50
Description:

Kalacakra and The Tibetan Calendar describes the contents of current Tibetan almanacs from basic mathematics to symbolic and historical information. Essential for understanding the Kalacakra Tantras first chapter this book describes the origin of the calendrical systems in this Tantra and translates and elucidates the relevant sections from its famous commentary, the Vimalaprabha. The main calendars in use in Tibet today have remained unchanged since the 15th century, when lamas i several different traditions tried to make sense of the…

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Product ID: 9781559392754
Book Name: King of the Empty Plain: The Tibetan Iron Bridge Builder
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Price: USD 48.08
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King of the Empty Plain: The Tibetan Iron Bridge Builder Author: Cyrus Stearns

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Product ID: 9781570629730
Book Name: Indo Tibetan Buddhism Indian Buddhists and their Tibetan Successors
Author Name: David L. Snellgrove
Price: USD 45
Description:

This volume provides a comprehensive survey of Indian Buddhism and its subsequent establishment in Tibet. It concentrates on the tantric period of Buddhist theory and practice, from the eighth to the thirteenth centuries, when the Tibetans were actively engaged in absorbing all they could find of Buddhist culture and religion into their own country. Snellgrove emphasizes the significant role played by the Central Asian kingdoms along the ancient Silk Route in the gradual process of Tibetan conversion. he draws convincingly…

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