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dc.contributor.advisorGyatso, Janet
dc.contributor.authorGentry, James Duncan
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-06T17:19:13Z
dc.date.issued2014-06-06
dc.date.submitted2014
dc.identifier.citationGentry, James Duncan. 2014. Substance and Sense: Objects of Power in the Life, Writings, and Legacy of the Tibetan Ritual Master Sog bzlog pa Blo gros rgyal mtshan. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.en_US
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/gsas.harvard:11259en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12274200
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a reflection upon objects of power and their roles in the lives of people through the lens of a single case example: power objects as they appear throughout the narrative, philosophical, and ritual writings of the Tibetan Buddhist ritual specialist Sog bzlog pa Blo gros rgyal mtshan (1552-1624) and his milieu. This study explores their discourse on power objects specifically for what it reveals about how human interactions with certain kinds of objects encourage the flow of power and charisma between them, and what the implications of these person-object transitions were for issues of identity, agency, and authority on the personal, institutional, and state registers in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Tibet.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectReligious historyen_US
dc.subjectAsian historyen_US
dc.subjectAsian studiesen_US
dc.subjectBuddhismen_US
dc.subjectmaterial cultureen_US
dc.subjectphilosophyen_US
dc.subjectritualen_US
dc.subjectstateen_US
dc.subjectTibeten_US
dc.titleSubstance and Sense: Objects of Power in the Life, Writings, and Legacy of the Tibetan Ritual Master Sog bzlog pa Blo gros rgyal mtshanen_US
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_US
dash.depositing.authorGentry, James Duncan
dc.date.available2014-06-06T17:19:13Z
thesis.degree.date2014en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineReligionen_US
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Universityen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHallisey, Charlesen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMonius, Anneen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMembervan der Kuijp, Leonarden_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedGentry, James Duncan


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