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ERIC Number: ED135725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Tibet's Role in Inner Asia. Teaching Aids for the Study of Inner Asia, No. 2.
Wylie, Turrell V.
Second in a series of guides to help college and high school teachers incorporate information about Inner Asia into their courses, this pamphlet discusses the role of Tibet in Inner Asia. Aspects of Tibetan political and religious history are highlighted, and comments are made about the formative relationships Tibet had with her neighbors. Chapter one briefly discusses the Tibetan people. They exhibit two cephalic types, their language shows a dichotomy of linguistic origin, and there is a disparity between orthography and pronunciation of many words. Chapters two through nine review the history of Tibet from prehistoric times to the present. Legendary accounts about the origins of Tibetans are summarized. The original seventh century A.D. monarchy is described, and conversion from shamanism to Buddhism is documented. Invasions by the Mongols began in the Middle Ages, and subsequent political divisions of Tibet ensued. Sectarianism developed in Tibetan Buddhism in the 11th century, and the politically useful concept of reincarnation of lamas surfaced in the 14th century. Beginning in the 17th century, Tibet experienced political domination by the Manchu Emperor of China, Nepal, Britain, and China. Today, Tibet is regarded as an autonomous region of the People's Republic of China. Chapter ten is a selective, annotated bibliography of five books. (AV)
Asian Studies Research Institute, Goodbody Hall 101, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($1.00 paperbound)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: Association for Asian Studies, Ann Arbor, MI.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Asian Studies Research Inst.
Identifiers - Location: China