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Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet (Religious Revival and Cultural Identity).

Matthew T. Kapstein (Editor) Melvyn C. Goldstein (Author)
Synopsis Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet provides a wealth of ethnographic material concerning current-day religious practices in Tibet. Previous information on the topic has been largely anecdotal, skewed by the claims of two competing groups; the Chinese Government, which seeks to portray Tibet as a domain of religious freedom, and the government-in-exile of the Dalai Lama, which wishes to portray the region as a domain of total suppression of religion. The contributors demonstrate that the situation is much more complex than these stereotypes suggest, that despite often brutal oppression, the religions of Tibet survive. This volume is especially strong: the amount of detail is impressive and the scholarship is of a high order.
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About the authors

Matthew T. Kapstein

Matthew T. Kapstein, a renowned scholar of Buddhist studies, is Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Chicago and Director of Tibetan Studies at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Eyudes, Paris. He is the author of The Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism: Conversion, Contestation, and Memory (2000).

Melvyn C. Goldstein

Melvyn C. Goldstein is John Reynolds Harkness Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University as well as Director of the University's Center for Research on Tibet. He is author or coauthor of over eighty articles and books on Tibet, including A History of Modern Tibet, (1989), Essentials of Modern Literary Tibetan: A Reading Course and Reference Grammar (1991), and The Snow Lion and the Dragon: China, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama (1997), all published by California.

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Title Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet (Religious Revival and Cultural Identity).
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8120816234
length x+207p., Illus.; Appendix; Biblio.; Notes; Index; 25cm.