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High Peaks Pure Earth Winter 2014 Reading List

High Peaks Pure Earth Winter 2014 Reading List

0 by / on 03/12/2014, 14:00 / in New, Reading list, Reading List

High Peaks Pure Earth presents the Winter 2014 Reading List – books on all aspects of Tibet! After Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday, why not unplug all devices and curl up with a good book?!

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“Buddha’s Word: The Life of Books in Tibet and Beyond” Exhibition Catalogue

“Buddha’s Word: The Life of Books in Tibet and Beyond” Exhibition Catalogue

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“Buddha’s Word: The Life of Books in Tibet and Beyond” is Cambridge’s first museum exhibition of Tibetan art and artefacts, showcasing unique items from the collections of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Cambridge University Library. 

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“The Illusive Play: The Autobiography of the Fifth Dalai Lama” By Samten G Karmay

“The Illusive Play: The Autobiography of the Fifth Dalai Lama” By Samten G Karmay

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Published by Serindia in May 2014, “The Illusive Play: The Autobiography of the Fifth Dalai Lama” by Samten Karmay is an English translation of the autobiography of Ngawang Lobzang Gyatsho, the Fifth Dalai Lama.

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“Himalayan Passages: Tibetan and Newar Studies in Honor of Hubert Decleer” Eds. Benjamin Bogin and Andrew Quintman

“Himalayan Passages: Tibetan and Newar Studies in Honor of Hubert Decleer” Eds. Benjamin Bogin and Andrew Quintman

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Published in September 2014 by Wisdom, “Himalayan Passages: Tibetan and Newar Studies in Honor of Hubert Decleer”, edited by Benjamin Bogin and Andrew Quintman, is a volume dedicated to Hubert Decleer who introduced Tibetan culture in India, Nepal, and China to hundreds of American undergraduates spending a semester abroad, many of whom continued to become prominent scholars in the field.

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“The Archaeology of Tibetan Books” By Agnieszka Helman-Ważny

“The Archaeology of Tibetan Books” By Agnieszka Helman-Ważny

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Published in July 2014 by Brill, in “The Archaeology of Tibetan Books” Agnieszka Helman-Ważny explores the varieties of artistic expression, materials, and tools that have shaped Tibetan books over the millennia.

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“Being Human in a Buddhist World: An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet” By Janet Gyatso

“Being Human in a Buddhist World: An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet” By Janet Gyatso

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To be published in February 2015 by Columbia University Press, High Peaks Pure Earth is looking forward to “Being Human in a Buddhist World: An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet” by Janet Gyatso.

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“The Rise of Gonpo Namgyel in Kham: The Blind Warrior of Nyarong” By Yudru Tsomu

“The Rise of Gonpo Namgyel in Kham: The Blind Warrior of Nyarong” By Yudru Tsomu

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Published in December 2014 by Lexington Books as part of their Studies in Modern Tibetan Culture series, “The Rise of Gonpo Namgyel in Kham: The Blind Warrior of Nyarong” by Yudru Tsomu examines the ascendancy of a minor nineteenth-century Tibetan chieftain Gonpo Namgyel who hailed from Eastern Kham, a frontier region situated between the power centers of Central Tibet and Qing […]

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“Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro” By Sarah H. Jacoby

“Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro” By Sarah H. Jacoby

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Published in October 2014 by Columbia University Press, Sarah H. Jacoby’s “Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro” reads the autobiographical and biographical writings of one of the few Tibetan Buddhist women to record the story of her life.

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“The Social Life of Tibetan Biography” By Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa

“The Social Life of Tibetan Biography” By Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa

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Published in July 2014 by Lexington Books as part of their Studies in Modern Tibetan Culture series, “The Social Life of Tibetan Biography: Textuality, Community, and Authority in the Lineage of Tokden Shakya Shri” by Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa explores the creation of Tibetan religious authority in Tibetan cultural areas throughout East, Inner, and South Asia through engaging with the relationship between textual biography and […]

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“The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China” By David Eimer

“The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China” By David Eimer

0 by / on 01/12/2014, 23:23 / in Reading list, Reading List

Published in August 2014 by Bloomsbury, “The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China” by David Eimer looks at China’s borderlands.

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