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.
From the Columbia University Press website:
Critically exploring scientific thought and its relation to religion in traditional Tibetan medicine, Being Human expands our sense of Tibetan cultural history, unpacking the intersection of early modern sensibilities and religious ideals during the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama. Studying the adaptation of Buddhist concepts and values to medical concerns, the book also advances an appreciation of Buddhism’s role in the development of Asian and global civilization.
Thank you to Andrew Quintman for recommending this book via Twitter:
Janet Gyatso is Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies at Harvard University, where she serves on the faculty of the Divinty School, the Study of Religion, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and Inner Asian and Altaic Studies.
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