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Published by C. Hurst in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Women -- China -- Tibet -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJanet Gyatso and Hanna Havnevik [editors].
ContributionsGyatso, Janet., Havnevik, Hanna, 1957-
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 436 p. :
Number of Pages436
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22716769M
ISBN 101850656541, 1850656533

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Her glimpse of Tibet's past through the lens of the women - a visionary educator, a freedom fighter, a gulag survivor, and a child bride - affords her a unique perspective on the state of Tibetan culture today - in Tibet, in exile, and in the widening Tibetan s: The book is innovative in resisting both romanticization and hypercriticism of women's status in Tibetan society, attending rather to historical description, and to the question of what is distinctive about women's situations in Tibet, and what is common to both men and women in Tibetan : Hardcover. Filling a gap in the literature, this volume explores the struggles and accomplishments of women from both past and present-day Tibet. Here are queens from the imperial period, yoginis and religious teachers of medieval times, Buddhist nuns, oracles, political workers, medical doctors, and performing artists. Most of the essays focus on the lives of individual women, whether from textual. Filling a gap in the literature, this volume explores the struggles and accomplishments of women from both past and present-day Tibet. Here are queens from the imperial period, yoginis and religious teachers of medieval times, Buddhist nuns, oracles, political workers, medical doctors, and performing artists.

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In the late 's, when women were bound by both cumbersome clothing and strict Victorian morals, a small band of astonishing women explorers burst forth to claim the adventurous life. What drew the five profiled in this book -- three British, one American, one French -- .   Filmed by her husband's younger brother, 'phagspadon'grub, in Amdo, the film concentrates on the daily life of Tibetan village women--fetching water, feeding livestock (swine, a cow, a . This women's spiritual collective was initially formed in response to the growing influx of women and nuns fleeing Tibet. The severe political, religious and human rights violations by the Chinese, as well as the lack of educational opportunities and deprivation of personal dignity, gave many young women the incentive to brave the Himalayan. This is a book about a deeply spiritual culture's struggle to survive and maintain compassion in the face of an ongoing occupation and oppression of their country. The invasion by the Chinese Communists in led to massive destruction and repression, and to the occupation of Tibet, which continues to this day.