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The work demonstrates Stein's mastery in the field of Tibetan studies and the depth of his knowledge of the surrounding cultures. Drawing as far as possible on Chinese and Tibetan sources as well as Western scholarship, Stein gives us an overall view of the civilization and relates developments in Tibet to those in the rest of Asia. The account is rich in detail and covers ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 1st 1972 by Stanford University Press
(first published 1962)
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A little outdated, but an excellent, comprehensive view of pre-1950 Tibetan society, including history, religion, social customs, and literature. It was published in the 60's, so some of the information is a little outdated. The times when it mentions statues or sites that still existed when the book was written but were destroyed in the Cultural Revolution are a little sad in retrospect. ...more
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