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This included the local officials, known as dzongpon (Goldstein translates this as '
District Commissioner'), responsible for the local administrative centers ox dzong,
along with their subordinate stewards and clerks." The dzong were usually ...
Numerous families and estates had special privileges of one kind or another,
some areas (Changt'ang) had no dzong, in others (Ngari) the provincial governor
had no control over the dzong, and so on. What has occasionally been presented
Derge, for example, had twenty-five dzong, while Gonjo had twelve dzong ox pon
(Teichman 1922:171, 176). The headmen of these districts were under varying
degrees of control from the center; Teichman describes the hereditary headmen ...
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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