Tibetan Inscriptions: Proceedings of a Panel Held at the Twelfth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Vancouver 2010

Tibetan Inscriptions: Proceedings of a Panel Held at the Twelfth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Vancouver 2010

Description

Inscriptions are a rather neglected field within Tibetan Studies, because they are often located in places that are not easily accessible for both geographical and political reasons. It is thus especially welcome that two of the contributions to this volume deal with inscriptions documented on recent field trips to Tibet: Benjamin Wood discusses an inscription in Zha lu that relates an enigmatic conflict in the history of the monastery, and Kurt Tropper looks into an epigraphic cycle on the life of the Buddha in Tsaparang. Moreover, Nathan Hill provides a new interpretation of the beginning of the famous Rkong po inscription, and Kunsang Namgyal Lama surveys the various kinds of texts found on tsha tshas. An extra level of reflection is added to the volume by Cristina Scherrer-Schaubs methodological considerations on the classification and interpretation of inscriptions.

Table of contents

Tibetan Inscriptions......Page 4
Copyright......Page 5
Contents......Page 6
Preface......Page 8
Tsha tsha inscriptions: a preliminary survey......Page 12
The Buddha-vita in the White Temple of Tsaparang......Page 54
Misbehaviour and punishment in a paper inscription at Zha lu monastery: a preliminary report......Page 118
Classifying, questioning and interpreting Tibetan inscriptions......Page 150
A new interpretation of the mythological incipit of the Rkong po inscription......Page 182
INDEX......Page 194

Details

  • Author: Kurt Tropper, Cristina Scherrer-Schaub
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
  • ISBN-10: 9004250697
  • ISBN-13: 9789004252417
  • Pages: 200
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 19.0M
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