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

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The people of Tibet

Published By: Original publisher Oxford, England: Clarendon Press. 1928. xix, 319 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Sir Charles Bell

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Tibetans (AJ01)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Culture summary (105);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The author was the British political representative in Tibet, Bhutan and Sikkim from 1904-1921. Bell knew the Tibetans well. This document contains information on the mode of life of peasants and shepherds, the robber class, the beggars, and the nobility. Daily activities, material culture, position of women, economic activities, recreations, marriage customs, children and their mode of life and education, food burial customs, and many other aspects of the Tibetan culture are fully discussed. Particularly notable are the two chapters dealing with the ceremonial and etiquette so important in Tibetan life. Mr. Bell's book is distinctive not only for its complete-as-possible account of the Tibetans but also for its very sympathetic and understanding treatment of a people whom he knew so intimately. Parts of the book have been indexed for the Nepal, Bhutan, and Sikkim collections.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. aj01-003

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliography and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1904-1921

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Government Official-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ruth Heffner ; 1953

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). not specified

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Tibet

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Tibet (China)--Ethnology


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