Religion and Biography in China and Tibet

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 273 pages
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The Chinese and Tibetan traditions value biography as a primary historiographical and literary genre. This volume analyses biographies as texts, taking seriously the literary turn in historical and religious studies and applying some of its insights to an understudied but central corpus of material in Chinese and Tibetan religion.
 

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Contents

Jiao Xians Three Lives
13
The Virtue of Conformity
30
Everyday Miracles
49
Representing W6nchuk
74
The Mirror of Life
133
Peng Shaosheng or Peng Jiqing?
148
The Epic and Nationalism in Tibet
178
The Factor of Fate in Religious Biography
221
Contributors
241
Tibetan Glossary
250
Index
269
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Benjamin Penny is deputy director of the Australian Centre on China in the World in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University.

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