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Characters, Plots, and Motivations in Tibetan History

John Powers

in History As Propaganda: Tibetan Exiles versus the People's Republic of China

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174267
eISBN:
9780199835447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174267.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 2 begins with Tibetan origin myths and looks at the debates over the marriage of Songtsen Gambo and Wencheng: was she a cultural ambassador for China? Was she a war bride? Was he a barbarian ... More


Riding the Dragon: The Case of China

Thomas F. Farr

in World of Faith and Freedom: Why International Religious Liberty Is Vital to American National Security

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195179958
eISBN:
9780199869749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179958.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

China is the largest and, arguably, the most consequential nation for American interests. It has a huge conventional and nuclear military establishment, is a permanent member of the UN Security ... More


Old Tibet: A Clash of Myths

John Powers

in History As Propaganda: Tibetan Exiles versus the People's Republic of China

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174267
eISBN:
9780199835447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174267.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter begins with methodological issues, particularly how Chinese and Tibetan notions of historiography influence their respective constructions of Tibetan history.


Holy Place/TIRTHA: Living in the Place of the Buddha’s Death

Jessica Marie Falcone

in Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the proposed site of the colossal Maitreya Project: Kushinagar, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The chapter explains the various communities and stake-holders of the ... More


Conclusion: The Liberal Subject, in Pieces

in Discipline and Debate: The Language of Violence in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520269460
eISBN:
9780520952010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269460.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses the following question: How liberal is this liberal subject that encroaches on Sera, an Indian avatar of a fifteenth-century Tibetan monastery, and sweeps through the Institute ... More


The Social Element of Visionary Revelation: Public Rites as A Means of Negotiating Authenticity in Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Lineages

Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa

in Negotiating Rites

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812295
eISBN:
9780199919390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812295.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In Tibetan Buddhism, visionary literature, known as ‘treasures’ (gter), form unique and often controversial additions to the established canon. They are ‘discovered’ by practitioners believed to be ... More


Visions of Compassion: Western Scientists and Tibetan Buddhists Examine Human Nature

Richard J. Davidson and Anne Harrington (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195130430
eISBN:
9780199847327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130430.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book examines how Western behavioral science — which has generally focused on negative aspects of human nature — holds up to cross-cultural scrutiny, in particular the Tibetan Buddhist ... More


Introduction: Liberal Sympathies

in Discipline and Debate: The Language of Violence in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520269460
eISBN:
9780520952010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269460.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter discusses the ambivalence towards the Dalai Lama's Dharamsala-based reforms—reforms that often aspire to liberal-democratic ideals. It considers the implications of these ... More


Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro

Sarah Jacoby

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147682
eISBN:
9780231519533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147682.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book reads the autobiographical and biographical writings of one of the few Tibetan Buddhist women to record the story of her life. Sera Khandro Künzang Dekyong Chönyi Wangmo (also called Dewé ... More


Debate as a Rite of Institution

in Discipline and Debate: The Language of Violence in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520269460
eISBN:
9780520952010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269460.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that Buddhist debate can only be understood by bridging the distance between different approaches to argumentation. The bridge in question is narrow, for it consists of a rather ... More


Luminous Bliss: A Religious History of Pure Land Literature in Tibet

Georgios T. Halkias

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835903
eISBN:
9780824871314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835903.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Pure Land Buddhism as a whole has received comparatively little attention in Western studies on Buddhism despite the importance of “buddha-fields” (pure lands) for the growth and expression of ... More


Tibetan Buddhism and Mystical Experience

Yaroslav Komarovski

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190244958
eISBN:
9780190245009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244958.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, World Religions

This book connects the Tibetan Buddhist polemics over realization of ultimate reality with contemporary debates regarding mystical experience. It argues that realization of ultimate reality as ... More


Mahādeva in Other Sources

Jonathan A. Silk

in Riven by Lust: Incest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830908
eISBN:
9780824868987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830908.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter investigates what other traditional Buddhist sources relate about the story of Mahādeva, and looks at how his story is told in East Asian and Tibetan Buddhist sources. Among these is ... More


Entanglement

Chris Thompson

in Felt: Fluxus, Joseph Beuys, and the Dalai Lama

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653546
eISBN:
9781452946184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653546.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter discusses the Buddhist concepts of enlightenment and the “rainbow body” in conjunction with Beuys’ possibly fictional encounter with “Tartar nomads,” which, upon further geologic ... More


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