Tag Results for: Dege  Found: 5 Results

Tibet – Dege Parkhang: Introduction Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

Located within Degé is an internationally known printing house or “parkhang.” The Degé Parkhang, beginning in 1729 and continuing to today, is dedicated to printing Tibetan Buddhist sutras, thangka, as well as texts associated with Tibetan history, medicine, and literature. ...

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Tibet – Thangka Artist: Gam Pol Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

Gam Pol lives and works in Dêge. At the age of twelve, he began to learn thangka painting from his uncle Qumi Dorje. His uncle studied with the Lama of Dor Zhg Monastery. Gam Pol paints in the Garxue or ...

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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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