Historical Dictionary of Tibet

Historical Dictionary of Tibet

by John Powers, David Templeman

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Historical Dictionary of Tibet, Second Edition is a comprehensive resource for Tibetan history, politics, religion, major figures, prehistory and paleontology, with a primary emphasis on the modern period. It also covers the surrounding areas influenced by Tibetan religion and culture, including India, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Central Asia, and Russia.

It contains a chronology, a glossary, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities as well as aspects of the country’s politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Tibet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538130223
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/22/2020
Series: Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 888
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

John Powers is a Professor of Religion in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University, Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities and the author of seventeen books and more than 100 academic articles and book chapters, including A Bull of A Man: Images of Masculinity, Sex, and the Body in Indian Buddhism and The Buddha Party: How the Chinese Communist Party Works to Control Tibetan Buddhism.

David Templeman is an Adjunct Researcher at both Monash and LaTrobe Universities in Australia. He has authored several books, including most recently Asian Horizons: Giuseppe Tucci’s Buddhist, Indian, Himalayan and Central Asian Studies. as well as 60 book chapters. He is completing a translation of the Autobiography of Tāranātha a 16-17th cent. Tibetan prelate.
John Powers is professor of Asian Studies at Australian National University. He is the author of 16 books and more than 50 academic articles.
David Templeman is an adjunct scholar at the Monash Asia Institute at Monash University. He has more than 40 years of experience of academic study of Tibetan history, culture, and religion.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Foreword, by Jon Woronoff


Reader’s Notes

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Glossary of Common Phonetic Spellings and Wylie Equivalents






About the Authors

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