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Smith: The Monasteries of Amdo

Smith, Stewart:
The Monasteries of Amdo : a Comprehensive Guide to the Monasteries of the Amdo Region of Tibet = A-mdo / Stewart Smith. - [s.l., United States] : Stewart Smith (via CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform), 2013. - XV, 462 S. : Ill., Kt. [Parallelt. in tibet. Schr.]
ISBN 978-1-4928-6686-2
US$ 75,84 (Amazon)
DDC: 294.365709515; 726.143923

Although in recent years the north-eastern Amdo region of Tibet has become the subject of increased investigation from researchers in the West, still relatively little is known of the exact situation on the ground regarding Tibetan Buddhist religious establishments in the region as a whole. How many monasteries are there active in Amdo today? How many monks and other practitioners are there? Which sects are most widely represented? Apart from the more famous monasteries in the region, few monasteries have been visited and photographed. Few, if any, detailed maps in English or Tibetan exist to guide would-be visitors to these monasteries. Where are the the monasteries located exactly? How can they be accessed most easily? Following over 20 years of travel and original research by the author throughout the whole Amdo region, this book details in English and Tibetan the location, name, size and sect of over 1,150 religious establishments, gives precise information on how to locate these religious establishments, presents photos of over 850 monasteries and other religious sites and provides detailed maps in English and Tibetan of 53 districts covering the whole Amdo region. "The Monasteries of Amdo" will be of interest to those seeking to gain a greater understanding of the current state of Tibetan Buddhist religious establishments in the Amdo region of Tibet. It will also assist those planning and organising visits to the area and help in promoting a greater awareness of some of the smaller and less well-known monasteries in the region. [Vom Buchumschlag]

Preface. ix
Acknowledgments and Photo Credits. xi
Introductory Notes. xii
   East Amdo. 1
   South Amdo 87
   Central Amdo. 154
   West Amdo. 234
   North Amdo. 249
Map Symbols. 337
Map of Amdo. 338-39
   East Amdo. 340
   South Amdo. 368
   Central Amdo. 390
   West Amdo. 414
   North Amdo. 422
   Appendix A: Statistical Data. 458
   Appendix B: Field Trips. 462

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