Powers and Templeman offer an updated, comprehensive dictionary that includes an informative introduction to the history of Tibet's land, people, religion, and politics, and a useful explanation of regional Tibetan language and the Wylie transliteration system. Also featured is an extensive chronology that begins at 27,000 BCE with the early Neolithic period and settlements in Chu bzang, and extends to September 2018, when the Central Tibetan Administration discussed the future of the Tibet movement. Readers will also find a helpful glossary of common phonetic spellings and Wylie transliteration equivalents; a listing of acronyms and abbreviations used throughout the book; and a thorough bibliography that is categorized by numerous subjects, including Tibetan language works, international contacts and trade, and the Mongol empire. Black-and-white maps are included at the beginning of the book, and black-and-white photographs are scattered throughout. More than 1,000 brief, alphabetical entries discuss the key events, people, social issues, foreign relations, and policies that make this vast country distinct. This two-volume set will be a valuable resource for a variety of audiences interested in Tibet or Asian studies and history. Highly recommended.
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