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Author Yamamoto, Carl S.

Title Vision and violence : Lama Zhang and the politics of charisma in twelfth-century Tibet / by Carl S. Yamamoto
Published Leiden : Brill, 2012
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Series Brill's Tibetan studies library, 1568-6183 ; v. 29
Brill's Tibetan studies library ; v. 29
Contents Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Picking up the Pieces: Lama Zhang and The "Tibetan Renaissance"; I. Sgam po pa's Hat; II. "Tibet in Pieces"; III. The Buddhist Revival and the Rise of the Dwags po Bka' brgyud pa Order; IV. Lhasa in the Twelfth Century; V.A Sketch of the Life; VI. Lama Zhang's Afterlife; A. In Tibet; B. In Scholarship; VII. Methodological Considerations; A. Hegemony; B. Charisma; C. Style; VIII. Sources; Chapter One Lama Zhang's Life; I. Sources for Lama Zhang's Life; A. Works Written by Lama Zhang
B. Works Written by Zhang's Immediate Disciples and ContemporariesC. Works Written by Later Authors; II. The Life; A. Birth and Childhood; B. Early Education; C. Destructive Magic and the Life Turnarounds; D. Meetings with Key Teachers; E. Meeting with Sgom tshul and Realization of Mahamudra; F. Cultivation of Realization; Meditative Attainments; G. Public Life; H. Last Years and Death; Chapter Two Lineage and Style: Placing Lama Zhang in the Tradition; I. Was Lama Zhang a Bka' brgyud pa?; A. Sect and Lineage; B. Lama Zhang's Lineages; C. The Formation of Traditions
C. Reining in the WildmanConclusion: Mastering Space, Time, Symbol: Lama Zhang and the Buddhist Hegemonization of Central Tibet; I. Sectarian Groups and the Institution of the Lama; A. Hegemony and Charisma; B. The Spatial Dimension: Spread and Densification; C. The Temporal Dimension: Lineage and the Formation of Traditions; D. The Symbolic Dimension: Territory, Tradition, Text, and Identity; II. "Lord of the Teachings" Revisited; Appendices; Appendix One Contents and Back Matter/Colophons to Volumes 1-7 of the Shedup-Namgyal 2004 Edition of Lama Zhang's Collected Works
Chapter Four "Lord of the Teachings"I. The Two Career Paths; II. "Lord of the Teachings," "Protector of Beings"; A. Who Was Fighting?; B. "The Yoke, the Law, and the Seals"; III. Public Works; A. The Works; B. Marking Territory, Sacred and Political; Chapter Five "Great Meditator Who Tears Down Forts"; I. Conflicts and Fighting; A. Reasons for Fighting; B. Some Sites of Fighting; II. "Fierce Activities": the Question of Tantric Justifications; A. Vision and Violence; B. Lama Zhang as a Virtual Object; III. Voices Against Lama Zhang; A. "Eulogizing" Lama Zhang; B. Humor and Rhetoric
II. Lama Zhang's Religious StyleA. Chos lugs: Style vs. System; B. The Elements of Lama Zhang's Religious Style; Chapter Three "To Tell Your Own Story Yourself ": Autobiography, Genre Families, and Textual Economies; I. Gyatso on the Historical Conditions for Autobiography in Tibet; A. The Collapse of the Tibetan Empire and the Reconstitution of Tibet as a Buddhist Culture; B. New Strategies of Legitimation; New Modes of Recognition and Self-Presentation; New Forms of Literature; II. Textual Economies and the Birth of Genres; A. Textual Economies; B. Genre Families
Summary This book examines the life of Lama Zhang, key figure in the "Tibetan renaissance"--A tantric master and literary innovator who forged a new model of rulership and community that would set the standard for later religious rulers of Lhasa
Notes Appendix Two Lama Zhang's Root Lamas and Their Principal Teachers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Źaṅ Gʹyu-brag-pa Brtson-ʼgrus-gʹyuṅ-druṅ, 1123-1193.
Bkaʼ-brgyud-pa lamas -- Biography.
Buddhism and politics -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region -- History.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012007862
ISBN 1280688149 (MyiLibrary)
9004230106 (electronic bk.)
9781280688140 (MyiLibrary)
9789004230101 (electronic bk.)