Tibetica antiqua represents the seminal work on Tibetan religious history by one of the foremost Tibetologists of the twentieth century. Herein, Stein discusses the cultural and religious interactions among Tibet, India, and China which resulted in what we now consider "Tibetan Buddhism" from the point of view of our earliest sources, the Dunhuang manuscripts. Stein first discusses the basic tool of religious language, and the extent to which translations from Chinese, often apocryphal, scriptures competed with translations from Sanskrit. Stein also analyzes evidence for the introduction of Buddhism to Tibet, as well as what a pre-Buddhist religion may have looked like, as distinct from modern Bon. Here, these groundbreaking articles are for the first time in the English language. They have been substantially updated, and supplemented with additional material from Stein's lectures at the Collège de France.
Rolf Stein's Tibetica Antiqua
Edited by Yangdon Dhondup, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, Ulrich Pagel School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and Geoffrey Samuel, Cardiff University
This volume brings together recent research findings that highlight the multi-ethnic and multi-religious composition of Rebkong, a frontier region located at the Sino-Tibetan border.
Edited by Kurt Tropper,University of Vienna and Cristina Scherrer-Schaub, University of Lausanne / École Pratique des Hautes Études Paris
The articles brought together in this volume not only deal with Tibetan inscriptions on such diverse writing supports as paper, temple walls, rocks and tsha tshas, they also span a wide range in respect to the contents of the historical and religious epigraphs discussed.
Edited by Katia Buffetrille, École pratique des Hautes Études
Through ten contributions written by specialists, Revisiting Rituals in a Changing Tibetan World examines the changes rituals have undergone in Tibet, Nepal and Mongolia in the wake of political and socio-cultural upheavals.
Stefan Larsson, University of California, Berkeley
Best known today as the author of the Life of Milarepa, Tsangnyön Heruka (1452–1507) was one of the most influential mad yogins of Tibet. Stefan Larsson’s Crazy for Wisdom, describes Tsangnyön Heruka's life, based on narratives by his disciples, and examines an unexpected aspect of ...
Carl S. Yamamoto, Towson University
This book examines the life of Lama Zhang, key figure in the "Tibetan renaissance"—a tantric master and literary innovator who forged a new model of rulership and community that would set the standard for later religious rulers of Lhasa.
Edited by Christoph Cüppers, Lumbini International Research Institute, Nepal, Leonard van der Kuijp, Harvard University, Ulrich Pagel, School of Oriental and African Studies, London. With a Chinese Introduction by Dobis Tsering Gyal
The Handbook of Iconometry (ca. 1687) reproduces, in facsimile, a lavishly illustrated treatise describing the iconometic principles and measurements at the heart of the 17th-century art of Tibet. It includes over 150 drawings of buddhas, bodhisattvas and divinities, 70 script types and 14 stupa ...
How do Tibetans in India's Darjeeling Hills understand the life-span and various life-forces that influence longevity? This book analyses ethnographic and textual material demonstrating how Tibetans utilise temporal frameworks in medical, astrological, divinatory, and ritual contexts to locate ...
Using seventeenth and eighteenth century sources from the former Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim, this book examines the construction of Sikkimese historiography and presents an interpretation of the history of state formation of Sikkim.
Edited by Matthew T. Kapstein and Sam van Schaik
Drawing a wide variety of texts and images from Dunhuang, the six original contributions to this collection advance our understanding of the development of Esoteric Buddhism in late first millennium Tibet and China. Ritual, philosophy, and mortuary practice are among the topics considered.
by Tsepon Wangchuk Deden Shakabpa. Translated and annotated by Derek F. Maher
A sustained argument for Tibetan independence, this volume also serves as an introduction to many aspects of Tibetan culture, society, and especially religion with a compendium of biographies of the most significant religious and political figures.
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