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Surviving the dragon : a Tibetan lama's account of 40 years under Chinese rule / by Arjia Rinpoche ; foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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B LOBSANG TUBTEN JIGME GYATSO

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Material Type
Book
Author
Lobsang Tubten Jigme Gyatso, 1950-
Publication Info.
[Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale ; [New York] : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, [2010]
Publication Info.
©2010

Details

Description
x, 262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents
Part I: Childhood -- My mother has a prophetic dream -- Raised by a family of 4,000 monks -- Living under the great leap forward -- Following a Tibetan hero -- Part II: Under the dragon's claw -- "Comets in the sky, chaos on Earth" -- Enter the Cultural Revolution -- Removing paper hats -- Part III: On the political stage -- A communist matchmaker meets the Panchen Lama -- The sacred tree and the time machine -- Becoming a political Buddhist -- Part IV: Taking flight -- Stepping into my birthright -- The feast of privilege reveals its price -- Final days with the dragon -- From Kumbum to Kumbum West -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: How Buddhism came to Tibet, and the lineage of the Arjia Rinpoches -- Glossary of terms and names.
Subject
Lobsang Tubten Jigme Gyatso, 1950-
Reincarnate lamas -- China -- Tibet -- Biography.
Political activists -- China -- Tibet -- Biography.
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Biography.
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- History -- 1951-
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Ta er si (Huangzhong Xian, China) -- Biography.
Buddhists -- China -- Tibet -- Spiritual life.
Monastic and religious life -- China -- Tibet.
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Religious life and customs.
ISBN
9781605297545 hardcover alkaline paper
1605297542 hardcover alkaline paper