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Tibet – Dzongsar Tashi Lhatsé Gonpa (Monastery), Shedra (Academy), and Hospital: Cultural Heritage Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

Shortly after being ordained as a monk at a Nyingma Monastery in 1841, twenty one year old Jamyang Khyentsé Wangpo (1820-1892) set off on the first, of at least two, arduous and remarkable journeys across the Tibetan plateau to meet ...

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Tibet – Dzongsar Tashi Lhatsé Gonpa (Monastery), Shedra (Academy), and Hospital: Introduction Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

The Dzongsar Tashi Lhatsé Gonpa (Monastery), Shedra (Monastic College), and Tibetan Hospital complex is located on Lhatsé hill in the Menshö valley in south Dêge County near the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers. Dzongsar is a Sakya monastery with a Rimé, ...

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Tibet – Thangka Painting: Introduction Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

Several types of painting can be found in Tibet. These types include paintings on rock, frescoes, and thangka. The thangka, meaning painted scroll, possibly originating in Nepal or India, is a cloth-mounted painting of Buddha, bodhisattvas, other Buddhist deities, important ...

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Tibet – Kham: Introduction Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

Kham is the most geographically diverse area in Tibet. The grasslands of Kham are home to nomadic herders of yak, goats, and sheep. Kham also consists of evergreen forests as well as gorges and canyons formed by the Mekong, Yangtze, ...

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Tibet – ChinaVine Field Work Team Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

Fieldwork for ChinaVine was completed in that portion of Kham located within the Kandzé Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province. The prefecture’s area is 58,332 square miles (151,078 square kilometers). The population is approximately 880,000, with Tibetans accounting for 77.8% ...

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Tibet – Cultural Heritage Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

The cultural heritage of Tibet emerged during the seventh century, coinciding with the Tibetan empire (seventh to ninth centuries AD) and the arrival of Buddhism. This is a heritage defined by a shared literature, history, language, religion (Buddhist or Bönpo) ...

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Tibet – Introduction Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

Tibet (Bod in Tibetan (pronounced Po) is geographically and culturally defined by the high elevation Tibetan Plateau. This steppe spans approximately two thousand miles (3,219 km) from east to west and one thousand miles (1,609 km) from north to south. ...

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Printmaking/Painting: Su Xinping 苏新平 – Cultural Heritage Beijing Province Posted Nov 21, 2011 by Chinavine

Red in Su Xinping’s paintings represents Chinese culture. “The hands which are ubiquitous in the background, guide believers, like the sail of a ship, to brave the wind and the waves. Hands connote numerous meanings to the Chinese, ranging from ...

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Buddhism – Bibliography Posted Feb 14, 2011 by Falisha Finke Sachon

Borchert, Thomas. “Worry for the Dai Nation: Sipsongpann Chinese Modernity, and the Problems of Buddhist Modernism.” Journal of Asian Studies 67.1 (2008): 107-142. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 2 Nov. 2009. Ching, Julia. “The Falun Gong: Religious and Political Implications.” ...

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Buddhism – Spiritual Land Rush Posted Feb 14, 2011 by Falisha Finke Sachon

As a part of “Document No. 19, the post-Mao Chinese central government’s revised policy of religious freedom, many local governments have aided religious organizations in restoring places of worship that were damaged or destroyed during the Cultural Revolution” (Fisher 2). ...

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