This major work provides a virtually complete resource base for the academic study of Tibetan social, political, and religious history, including the development of our understanding of the reality behind the colourful images of Tibet as 'Shangri-La'. This work will thus be of particular interest to libraries, and to lecturers, students and enthusiasts seeking to understand the development of the unique culture of this remarkable land.
Dr Alex McKay is an Indo-Tibetan historian and research fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies in The Netherlands.
'This book contains a wealth of important articles featuring much interesting material about the history of Tibet.' - Journal of School of Oriental and African Studies
'A rich and detailed canvas providing a valuable and unique reference for new and established scholars, as well as a fascinating dip-into read for all those interested in Tibet's history, religion and culture.' - Asian Affairs