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By Matthew Kapstein

Exploring the lengthy background of cultural trade among 'the Roof of the area' and 'the heart Kingdom,' Buddhism among Tibet and China includes a selection of noteworthy essays that probe the character in their courting, spanning from the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 CE) to the current day. Annotated and contextualized by means of famous student Matthew Kapstein and others, the ancient money owed that contain this quantity demonstrate the wealthy discussion among Tibet and China within the parts of scholarship, the high-quality arts, politics, philosophy, and faith. This considerate e-book presents perception into the strangely advanced background at the back of the connection from a number of geographical regions.

Includes contributions from Rob Linrothe, Karl Debreczeny, Elliot Sperling, Paul Nietupski, Carmen Meinert, grey Tuttle, Zhihua Yao, Ester Bianchi, Fabienne Jagou, Abraham Zablocki, and Matthew Kapstein.

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Buddhism between Tibet and China

Exploring the lengthy background of cultural alternate among 'the Roof of the realm' and 'the heart Kingdom,' Buddhism among Tibet and China includes a number of noteworthy essays that probe the character in their courting, spanning from the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 CE) to the current day. Annotated and contextualized by means of famous pupil Matthew Kapstein and others, the historic debts that contain this quantity reveal the wealthy discussion among Tibet and China within the parts of scholarship, the wonderful arts, politics, philosophy, and faith.

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Accordingly, in the interest of indicating possible directions for future research, let us note some of the outstanding matters not treated at length in this book. It will be apparent in these pages that Tibet-China ties exhibited a characteristic asymmetry: what Tibet imparted to China was religious goods, while what China bestowed in return was material. This seems to have been the case when Lama Pakpa was named State Preceptor by Khubilai Khan in the thirteenth century, when the Fifth Karmapa hierarch consecrated the Yongle Emperor in the fifteenth, and it remains so when the present Dalai Lama draws eager devotees to fill sports stadiums in Taiwan today.

Kapstein Buddhism Between Tibet and Tang T he rise of the Tibetan empire during the first half of the seventh century corresponded closely to that of the Tang dynasty in China (618–907). 1 The opposition of China and Tibet, however, served at the same time to strengthen cultural relations between them. 2 Buddhism, due in large measure to its place in the international culture of the time, came to play a distinctive role in the process of bilateral “confidence-building” such as this was pursued according to the diplomatic codes of the day.

Refer to Nathan S. Cutler, “Mt. D. dissertation, California Institute of Integral Studies, 1997). Though refer to n. 14 above. For the version in the Sba bzhed, refer to Sba Gsal snang (attributed), Sba bzhed ces bya ba las Sba Gsal gnang gi bzhed pa bzhugs (Beijing: Mi rigs dpe skrun khang, 1980), pp. 7–8. On the Tibetan Dunhuang manuscript, see my “New Light on an Old Friend: PT 849 Revisited,” in Tibetan Buddhist Literature and Praxis: Studies in Its Formative Period, 900–1400, in Ronald Davidson and Christian Wedemeyer, eds.

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