This e-book bargains the 1st in-depth exam of the lifestyles and writings of Lama Zhang (1122-1193), key determine within the "Tibetan renaissance." arguable, larger-than-life, already respected as a literary innovator and tantric meditation grasp, Zhang entered public lifestyles in mid-career and solid a brand new version of rulership and spiritual group that will set the normal for later non secular rulers of Lhasa so much significantly the Dalai Lamas. the focal point of the version used to be the tantric hermit who comes down from the mountains and sustains a cosmopolitan group via his mastery of house, time, and image. the topic is approached via a posh of similar matters: lineage and tradition-formation, aura and hegemony, literary style, textual economic system, and the politics of tantra."

Show description

Read or Download Vision and Violence: Lama Zhang and the Politics of Charisma in Twelfth-Century Tibet (Brill's Tibetan Studies Library) PDF

Best Chinese books

Readings of the Platform Sutra (Columbia Readings of Buddhist Literature)

The Platform Sutra includes a variety of very important Chan/Zen Buddhist teachings. speculated to include the autobiography and sermons of Huineng (638–713), the mythical 6th Patriarch of Chan, the sutra has been renowned between monastics and the informed elite for hundreds of years. the 1st learn of its style in English, this quantity bargains essays that introduce the heritage and ideas of the sutra to a normal viewers and interpret its practices.

Intersectoral Resource Flows and China's Economic Development (Studies on the Chinese Economy)

This e-book makes a survey of the methodologies utilized in past quantitative research of intersectoral source flows (IRF). in response to the dialogue of the defects of a lot latest paintings, an try out is made to enhance the dimension of IRF. The publication is a scientific research of IRF in China 1952-1983 and lays a lot of the foundation for constructing a coherent research of the timing, dimension and path of IRF in China.

A History of the Chinese Language

A background of the chinese offers a accomplished creation to the ancient improvement of the chinese from its proto Sino-Tibetan roots in prehistoric instances to trendy typical chinese language. Taking a hugely available and balanced process, it offers a chronological survey of some of the levels of chinese improvement, overlaying the most important points equivalent to phonology, syntax and semantics.

500 Common Chinese Idioms: An Annotated Frequency Dictionary

500 universal chinese language Idioms is the fitting instrument for all intermediate to complicated freshmen of chinese language. in line with huge corpora of real language info, it offers the five hundred most ordinarily used chinese language idioms or chengyu, besides a number of synonyms, antonyms and the most typical constructions, allowing the reader to make knowledgeable guesses concerning the meanings of enormous quantities of strange idioms.

Additional resources for Vision and Violence: Lama Zhang and the Politics of Charisma in Twelfth-Century Tibet (Brill's Tibetan Studies Library)

Show sample text content

Rated 4.66 of 5 – based on 45 votes