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Buddhism in Mongolian History, Culture, and Society

Vesna A. Wallace


This volume comprises fifteen chapters dedicated to the study of Buddhism among various Mongolian ethnic groups: Khalkha, Oirats/Dzungars/Kalmyks, and Buryats. It presents historical figures that were influential in the development of Buddhism in Mongolia, contemporary Buddhist monastic and lay practices in Outer and Inner Mongolia and in Buryatia, and uniquely Mongolian artistic and literary Buddhist expressions. The book brings to light some of the unique historical and cultural elements of Mongolian Buddhism and its rich heritage. Although the book is not exhaustive in covering all areas of ... More

Keywords: Qing, Chinggis Khan, Mergen Tradition, Shakur Lama, Zanabazar, Clear Script, Zaya Pandita, Jebtsundamba, Khuluastai Monastery

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199958641
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958641.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vesna A. Wallace, editor
Department of Religious Studiess UC Santa Barbara

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