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Buddhism Between Tibet and China

Buddhism Between Tibet and China (New)

by Kapstein, Matthew

Publisher: Wisdom Publications

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9780861715817, 0861715810


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As Tibet enters into its 50th year of Chinese rule, questions of cultural distinctions and similarities become ever more important in determining the future of the relationship between the Snow Lion and the Red Dragon. But often left unsaid is the long history the two countries share, and the significant cultural interchanges that have existed over time. Setting political agenda aside, " Buddhism Between Tibet and China" features a collection of noteworthy essays that probe the nature of this relationship, from the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE) to the present. Annotated and contextualized by noted scholar Matthew Kapstein and others, the historical accounts that comprise this volume display the rich dialogue between Tibet and China in the areas of scholarship, the fine arts, politics, philosophy, and religion. This thoughtful book provides insight into the surprisingly complex history behind the relationship from a variety of geographical regions.

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