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Women in Tibet / Havnevik, Hanna,; 1957-
Format: Book
Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Place of Publication: New York
Pages: 436
Sources ID: 99421
Notes: Access: Resources: Cite This Item Search for versions with same title and author | Advanced options ... Contents: Ladies of the Tibetan empire (seventh to ninth centuries CE) / Helga Uebach -- The woman illusion? Research into the lives of spiritually accomplished women leaders of the 11th and 12th centuries / Dan Martin -- The autobiography of a medieval hermitess : Orgyan Chokyi (1675-1729) / Kurtis R. Schaeffer -- Female oracles in modern Tibet / Hildegard Diemberger -- Outstanding women in Tibetan medicine / Tashi Tsering -- Women in the performing arts : portraits of six contemporary singers / Isabelle Henrion-Dourcy -- The body of a nun : nunhood and gender in contemporary Amdo / Charlene E. Makley -- Women and politics in contemporary Tibet / Robert Barnett. Access: Materials specified: Book review (H-Net) http: // Note: Inhaltsverzeichnis Geographic: China -- Tibet Autonomous Region. Tibet Note(s): Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-402) and index. Class Descriptors: LC: HQ1769.T55; Dewey: 305.4/0951/5 Responsibility: Janet Gyatso, Hanna Havnevik, editors. Vendor Info: Baker & Taylor Baker & Taylor Baker and Taylor Ingram YBP Library Services (BKTY BKTY BTCP INGR YANK) 68.00 25.50 Status: active active Material Type: Internet resource (url) Date of Entry: 20030707 Update: 20180926 Provider: OCLC
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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 sources or from anthropological data, and show that Tibetan women have apparently enjoyed more freedom than women in many other Asian countries. 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 society.