Tag Results for: TIbet  Found: 15 Results

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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