Publisher description for The Tibetans / Matthew T. Kapstein.


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This book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to Tibet, its culture and history.


A clear and comprehensive overview of Tibet, its culture and history.

Responds to current interest in Tibet due to continuing publicity about Chinese rule and growing interest in Tibetan Buddhism.

Explains recent events within the context of Tibetan history.

Situates Tibet in relation to other Asian civilizations through the ages.

Draws on the most recent scholarly and archaeological research.

Introduces Tibetan culture – particularly social institutions, religious and political traditions, the arts and medical lore.

An epilogue considers the fragile position of Tibetan civilization in the modern world.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Tibet (China) -- Civilization.