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Monastic and Lay Traditions in North-Eastern Tibet

Dhondup, Yangdon and Pagel, Ulrich and Samuel, Geoffrey, eds. (2013) Monastic and Lay Traditions in North-Eastern Tibet. Leiden: Brill. (Brill's Tibetan Studies Library)

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Abstract

In recent years, the Sino-Tibetan frontier regions have attracted increasing scholarly interest. The region of Rebkong in Qinghai province is of particular significance because of its unique location on the Sino-Tibetan borderland, its multi-ethnic population and its complex religious history, which incorporates both large Geluk monasteries and significant Nyingma and Bonpo lay tantric communities. Covering the nineteenth century to the present, this volume brings together ten papers that explore the relationship between religion and culture in Rebkong. Using insights from anthropology, history and religious studies, the contributors offer new research and fresh interpretations of this important region on China’s periphery, discussing issues of ethnicity and identity, the role of public institutions, and the role of religion and rituals.

Item Type: Edited Books
Keywords: Buddhism, Eastern Tibet, Amdo, Khams, Rebkong
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions > Centre of Buddhist Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
ISBN: 9789004255692
Depositing User: ulrich pagel
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 11:36
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/17213

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