Tibet, Self, and the Tibetan Diaspora: Voices of Difference : PIATS 2000, Tibetan Studies, Proceedings of the Ninth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Leiden 2000
P. Christiaan Klieger
Brill, Jan 1, 2002 - Architecture - 256 pages
The ten papers presented in this eight volume of the Proceedings of the Ninth Seminar of the IATS, 2000, provide examples of the colourful and lively range of Tibetan self-expressions that exist within the modern homeland and in exile. The scholars here represent the fields of anthropology, sociology, literary studies, history, and political science. Four papers are based in studies in the modern Tibet Autonomous Region, five are grounded in the Tibetan diaspora, and one deals with both classical Tibetan history and current affairs. The mass representation of Tibetan self, delivered through various literary vehicles, by linguistic competence, body decoration, landscape, or individual deportment, constitutes the basic theme of this collection. The volume is useful for any student of Tibet and those interested in the process of identity formation and presentation.
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