Religion and Biography in China and Tibet

By Benjamin Penny

© 2001 – Routledge

284 pages

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Paperback: 9780415861588
pub: 2013-12-12
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About the Book

The Chinese and Tibetan traditions value biography as a primary historiographical and literary genre. This volume analyses biographies as texts, taking seriously the literary turn in historical and religious studies and applying some of its insights to an understudied but central corpus of material in Chinese and Tibetan religion.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General