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Tibet: A History

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Situated north of the Himalayas, Tibet is famous for its unique culture and its controversial assimilation into modern China. Yet Tibet in the twenty-first century can only be properly understood in the context of its extraordinary history.

Sam van Schaik brings the history of Tibet to life by telling the stories of the people involved, from the glory days of the Tibetan empire in the seventh century through to the present day. He explores the emergence of Tibetan Buddhism and the rise of the Dalai Lamas, Tibet's entanglement in the "Great Game" in the early twentieth century, its submission to Chinese Communist rule in the 1950s, and the troubled times of recent decades.

Tibet sheds light on the country's complex relationship with China and explains often-misunderstood aspects of its culture, such as reborn lamas, monasteries and hermits, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, and the role of the Dalai Lama. Van Schaik works through the layers of history and myth to create a compelling narrative, one that offers readers a greater understanding of this important and controversial corner of the world.

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A timely and illuminating history of Tibet, from the seventh century to what it means to be Tibetan today

Synopsis:

This timely and insightful history of Tibet spans from the seventh century to modern times, in a lively narrative that sheds light on the country's complex relationship with China, and it explores what it means to be Tibetan today.

About the Author

Sam van Schaik is an expert on the early history of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism. He is based at the British Library in London, where he works for the International Dunhuang Project. He is also the founder of the website www.EarlyTibet.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300194104
Author:
Van Schaik, Sam
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Schaik, Sam Van
Subject:
World History - India
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130631
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Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 b/w illus.
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.13 in

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History and Social Science » Asia » India » Ancient and General
History and Social Science » Asia » Tibet
History and Social Science » World History » China
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » India
Religion » Eastern Religions » Buddhism » Tibetan Buddhism

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