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The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China: A Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation

Peter Schwieger


A major new work in modern Tibetan history, this book follows the evolution of Tibetan Buddhism's trülku (reincarnation) tradition from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, along with the Emperor of China's efforts to control its development. By illuminating the political aspects of the trülku institution, the book shapes a broader history of the relationship between the Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China, as well as a richer understanding of the Qing Dynasty as an inner Asian empire, the modern fate of the Mongol empire, and current Sino-Tibetan relations. Unlike other pre-twentieth ... More

Keywords: Tibetan history, Buddhism, reincarnation, Emperor of China, trülku, Dalai Lama, Qing Dynasty, Mongol empire, Sino-Tibetan relations, old Tibet

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231168526
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231168526.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Schwieger, author
IOA, Abt. für Mongolistik und Tibetstudien