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Book Announcement: One Hundred Thousand Moons - An Advanced Political History of Tibet

November 8, 2009

Brill Publishing
by Tsepon Wangchuk Deden Shakabpa.
Translated and annotated by Derek F. Maher

Publication year: 2009

Series: Brill's Tibetan Studies Library, 23
ISBN-13 (i): 978 9004177321
ISBN-10: 9004177329

Cover: Hardback
Number of pages: vol.1: xlviii, 574 pp.; vol.2: viii, 612 pp
Number of volumes: 2

List price: Eu. 269.00 / US$ 398.00

About the author(s)
Drawing on a vast array of historical and
biographical sources, this volume elaborates
Tibetan political history, arguing that Tibet has
long been an independent nation, and that the
1950 incursion by the Chinese was an invasion of
a sovereign country. The author situates Tibet's
relations with a series of Chinese, Manchurian,
and Mongolian empires in terms of the
preceptor-patron relationship, an essentially
religious connection in which Tibetan religious
figures offered spiritual instruction to the
contemporaneous emperor or other militarily
powerful figure in exchange for protection and
religious patronage. Simultaneously, this volume
serves as an introduction to many aspects of
Tibetan culture, society, and especially
religion. The book includes a compendium of
biographies of the most significant figures in Tibet's past.
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