We are pleased to announce the release of the fourth volume in the series published by Brill: Gongga Laoren (1903-1997): Her Role in the Spread of Tibetan Buddhism in Taiwan The book is authored by Fabienne Jagou. For more information or to order, please visit https://brill.com/view/title/60385
Through the biography of an unusual Manchu Chinese female devotee who contributed to the spread of Tibetan Buddhism in Taiwan, the book provides a new angle at looking at Sino-Tibetan relations by bringing issues of gender, power, self-representation, and globalization. Gongga Laoren’s life, actions and achievements show the fundamental elements behind the successful implementation of Tibetan Buddhism in a Han cultural environment and highlights a process that has created new expectations within communities, either Tibetan or Taiwanese, working in political, economic, religious and social contexts that have evolved from martial law in the 1960s to democratic rule today.
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