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In the northern part of the region there were two 'kingdoms' (Lhat'og and Gyade)
whose population was mostly pastoralist. In the center there were four monastic
states (Ch'amdo, Riwoch'e, Pagshod, Dragyab). Two southern areas, Mark'am ...
In the pastoralist areas there were trading posts with Chinese traders (mainly
Chinese Muslims, i.e., Hui or Salar) attached xagompa in places such as Takts'
ang Lhamo (Ekvall 1952, 1954a). Itinerant Chinese traders traveled throughout
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 ...
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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