Women in Tibet

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Women in Tibet

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First Sentence When asked about women in the period of the Tibetan empire (seventh to ninth centuries CE), many Tibetans as well as others interested in Tibetan culture would at least be able to mention two names: the Nepali and the Chinese consorts of the emperor Songtsen Gampo (d. 649).
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Isbn10 0231130988
Isbn13 9780231130981
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Languages /languages/eng
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Number Of Pages 352
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Physical Dimensions 8.6 x 5.7 x 1.2 inches
Physical Format Hardcover
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Publish Date January 11, 2006
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Publishers Columbia University Press
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Subjects Anthropology - General
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Women's Studies - General
Religion / General
Sociology - General
Social Science
China
History
Social conditions
Tibet
Women
Sociology
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Women in Tibet
Authors Janet Gyatso
Hanna Havnevik
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Categories Social Science
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Description Extrait de la couverture : "Filling the gap in the literature, this specially commissioned volume explores the struggles and accomplishments of women from both Tibet's past and its present. Here are queens from the imperial period, yoginis and religious teachers of medieval times, Buddhist nuns, oracles, political workers, medical doctors, and performing artists. Most of the chapters focus on the lives of individual women, whether from textual sources or from anthropological data, and show the Tibetan women have found ways to assume leadership roles and to explore educational opportunities in a variety of contexts. The book is innovatice in resisting both romanticization and hypercriticism of women's status in Tibetan society, attending rather to historical description and to the question of what is distinctive about their situations in Tibet and what is common to both men and women in Tibetan society."
Language en
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Page Count 436
Print Type BOOK
Published Date 2005
Publisher Columbia University Press
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Title Women in Tibet
ISBN_100231130988
ISBN_139780231130981

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