The Tibetans

The Tibetans

  • Publish Date: 2006-10-06
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Matthew T. Kapstein
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This book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to Tibet, its culture and history.

  • A clear and comprehensive overview of Tibet, its culture and history.
  • Responds to current interest in Tibet due to continuing publicity about Chinese rule and growing interest in Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Explains recent events within the context of Tibetan history.
  • Situates Tibet in relation to other Asian civilizations through the ages.
  • Draws on the most recent scholarly and archaeological research.
  • Introduces Tibetan culture particularly social institutions, religious and political traditions, the arts and medical lore.
  • An epilogue considers the fragile position of Tibetan civilization in the modern world.

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