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The Resource The culture of the book in Tibet, Kurtis R. Schaeffer

The culture of the book in Tibet, Kurtis R. Schaeffer

Label
The culture of the book in Tibet
Title
The culture of the book in Tibet
Statement of responsibility
Kurtis R. Schaeffer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The history of the book in Tibet involves more than literary trends and trade routes. Functioning as material, intellectual, and symbolic object, the book has been an instrumental tool in the construction of Tibetan power and authority, and its history opens a crucial window onto the cultural, intellectual, and economic life of an immensely influential Buddhist society. Spanning the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries, Kurtis R. Schaeffer envisions the scholars and hermits, madmen and ministers, kings and queens who produced Tibet's massive canons. He describes how Tibetan scholars edited and printed works of religion, literature, art, and science and what this indicates about the interrelation of material and cultural practices. The Tibetan book is at once the embodiment of the Buddha's voice, a principal means of education, a source of tradition and authority, an economic product, a finely crafted aesthetic object, a medium of Buddhist written culture, and a symbol of the religion itself. Books stood at the center of debates on the role of libraries in religious institutions, the relative merits of oral and written teachings, and the economy of religion in Tibet. A meticulous study that draws on more than 150 understudied Tibetan sources, The Culture of the Book in Tibet is the first volume to trace this singular history. Through a single object, Schaeffer accesses a greater understanding of the Tibetan plateau
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schaeffer, Kurtis R
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhist literature, Tibetan
  • Buddhism and culture
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Buddhism and culture
  • Buddhist literature, Tibetan
  • Civilization
  • China
  • Literary Studies
  • Public and Political Communication
Label
The culture of the book in Tibet, Kurtis R. Schaeffer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-240) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The stuff of books -- The editor's texts -- The scholar's dream -- The physician's lament -- The king's canons -- The cost of a priceless book -- Epilogue: The boy who wrote Sutras on the sky -- Appendix 1. Buton Rinchendrup's letter to editors -- Appendix 2. The contents of the Buddhist canons -- Appendix 3. The cost of the canon at Dege
Control code
ocn784377447
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231519182
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/scha14716
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt271gmn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)784377447
Label
The culture of the book in Tibet, Kurtis R. Schaeffer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-240) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The stuff of books -- The editor's texts -- The scholar's dream -- The physician's lament -- The king's canons -- The cost of a priceless book -- Epilogue: The boy who wrote Sutras on the sky -- Appendix 1. Buton Rinchendrup's letter to editors -- Appendix 2. The contents of the Buddhist canons -- Appendix 3. The cost of the canon at Dege
Control code
ocn784377447
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231519182
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/scha14716
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt271gmn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)784377447

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