Many paths: searching for old Tibet in new China

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Stevenson, Mark (2005) Many paths: searching for old Tibet in new China. Lothian Books, South Melbourne, Victoria.


Rebkong is a valley in the traditional Tibetan region of Amdo, which is at the centre of a contemporary cultural renewal. Located at the north-eastern edge of Tibet, it has preserved lost traditions as well as giving birth to reformers and revolutionaries for centuries. The people of Rebkong have continually upheld the purest Buddhist ideals, even after successive waves of destruction have swept through their lives in the twentieth century. On his visits to Rebkong, made while on anthropological field trips through the region, Dr Stevenson met with stern lamas, hilarious monks, mad saints, painters, naughty school children, worried parents, beggars, carpenters, returning refugees, bus drivers and local officials. These fascinating characters animate these richly woven tales of hope, loss and national pride, in an area of the world that is rarely visited by foreigners and even more rarely documented.

Item type Book
ISBN 0734405855
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 220000 Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts-General
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Historical > RFCD Classification > 370000 Studies in Human Society
Keywords buddhism, journeys, Oz Dharma, Tibet, Tibetan bubbhism, travel writing
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