"Women in Tibet, Past and Present"

Edited by Janet Gyatso and Hanna Havnenik


Published in January 2006 by Columbia University Press, “Women in Tibet” explores the struggles and accomplishments of women from both past and present-day Tibet. Essays include focus on queens from the imperial period, yoginis and religious teachers of medieval times, Buddhist nuns, oracles, political workers, medical doctors, and performing artists. Most of the essays focus on the lives of individual women, whether from textual sources or from anthropological data, and show that Tibetan women have apparently enjoyed more freedom than women in many other Asian countries.
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