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5 Tibetan Societies: Amdo (Northeastern Tibet) The subject of this chapter is
Amdo, the region to the north of K'am. Like K'am, much of the available
information on Amdo society comes from travelers and explorers in the
premodern period, ...
The Tibetan population of Amdo in 1982 was around 1 million.4 PASTORALIST
POLITICS Our main source for the political structure of Amdo in the first half of this
century is the American missionary, later anthropologist, Robert Ekvall, who ...
No detailed studies are available of religious communities in these parts but a
general impression may be derived from the works of Ekvall and Rock on Amdo (
Ekvall 1952, 1954a, 1964b, 1 98 1 ; Rock 1928, 1956), Namkhai Norbu on the ...
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Samuel wrote Civilized Shamans for an anthropological audience, but the book has become a key text for students of Tibet’s history and religion. He proposes that shamanic influence is greater in ... Read full review
Civilized Shamans: Buddhism in Tibetan SocietiesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Everything about this book on the political and religious history of Tibet is big. A 150-page discussion on the socio-economic developments in Tibet serves as an introduction; the major discussion on ... Read full review
Shamanic and Clerical Buddhism
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Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet: Religious Revival and Cultural Identity
Andrew L. Christenson
No preview available - 1998