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The accidental pilgrimage of a rich beggar: the account of tshong dpon Kha stag ʼDzam yag’s travels through Tibet, Nepal, and India (1944-1956)

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The Tibetan literary corpus offers a wide array of (auto)biographical accounts; Tibetans have been recollecting – and narrating – life stories in earnest since the "later diffusion" (Tib. phyi dar) of Buddhism in the 11th century. The hybrid essence of life writing, suspended between fact and fiction, finds a perfect expression in the text at the core of the present dissertation, i.e. the journal (Tib. nyin deb) of a 20th century Khams pa trader, Kha stag 'Dzam...

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HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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Tibetan and English
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2017-07-26

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