Bell, Charles Alfred, Sir, 1870-1945. The religion of Tibet

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Title: The religion of Tibet

Published By: Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1931. xvi, 235 p., plates: maps

By line: [by] Charles Bell

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Tibetans (AJ01)

Subjects: General character of religion (771); Theological systems (779);

Abstract: This book '...attempts to describe, firstly, how Buddhism, in a late and strange form, came to Tibet and was there developed to suit the needs of an exceptional country and people; and, secondly, how for several centuries and down to the present day, it dominates the Tibetan nation. About three-fourths of the material set out in these pages is new: i.e., valuable books and manuscripts given...[the author] by the Dalai Lama, the Pan-chen Rim-po-che (Ta-shi Lama), and others, as well as conversations with leading Tibetans in Lhasa and elsewhere.' Material may be found here on the history of religion in Tibet from the early Ponism to Buddhism, the lives and teachings of various teachers and prophets, and the position of the priests in Tibetan society and in the government of the country. The book concludes with information on the Dalai Lama and with a list of the sources used in this work.

Document Number: 4

Document ID: aj01-004

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1907-1921

Evaluation: Government Official-5

Analyst: Ruth Heffner; Ben Zimmerman ; 1952 ; 1954

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: not specified

LCSH: Tibet (China)--Religion

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