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2012 Khyentse Lecture - Tibet in the Age of Manuscripts: Reflections on Recent Textual Discoveries

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Published on Jun 14, 2012

2012 Khyentse Lecture by Matthew T. Kapstein, Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies, The University of Chicago Divinity School
Place: Heyns Room, Men's Faculty Club, UC Berkeley
Title: Tibet in the Age of Manuscripts: Reflections on Recent Textual Discoveries

During the past few decades, the discovery, cataloguing, and partial publication of important Tibetan manuscript collections has substantially transformed our view of the intellectual and religious history of Tibet. Important developments about which we were almost entirely ignorant only a decade ago may now be studied in detail thanks to copious newly available documentation. This talk reviews aspects of the recent manuscript finds, considering their implications for our understanding of Tibetan cultural history.

Matthew T. Kapstein specializes in the history of Buddhist philosophy in India and Tibet, as well as in the cultural history of Tibetan Buddhism more generally.

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