Turning the Wheel of Life


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ISBN: 9780500301128 Category:

Fran├žoise Pommaret


Tibet has come to be synonymous with spirituality. It seems that the many hardships endured by the Tibetans – oppressive authorities, extreme altitude, harsh climate – have forced many to focus on the next life rather than the present. Today, still under Chinese occupation, Tibet struggles to regain its independent status.

Chapters consider the land and its identity, religion and beliefs, Kings and Lamas and the invasion and colonization of Tibet. A section of documents looks at travellers to Tibet, Tibetan poetry and medicine and the Tibet China Agreement of 1951.

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Weight 252 g
Dimensions 17.7 x 12.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 July 2003
Number of pages 160
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 17.7 x 12.8 cm
Weight 252 g


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