Women in Tibet

Women in Tibet

Book - 2005
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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.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2005
ISBN: 9780231130981
0231130988
9780231130998
0231130996
Characteristics: xii, 436 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Gyatso, Janet
Havnevik, Hanna 1957-

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