The Tibet Journal
Spring Vol. XXII, No. 1 1997

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"Mun Sheng Kong Co and Kim Sheng Kong Co Two Chinese Princesses in Tibet," Hugh Richardson, p. 3

"Yab Yum Iconography and the Role of Women in Tibetan Tantric Buddhism," Adelheid Herrmann-Pfandt, p. 12

"The Tanjur Text of Tilopa's Dohakosa," Fabrizio Torricelli, p. 35

"Tibetan Literature on Dreams: Materials for a Bibliography," Antonella Crescenzi & Fabrizio Torricelli, p. 58

Art of Tibetan Rock Paintings, Administration Commission of Cultural Relics of the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Reviewed by Toni Huber, p. 83

The Life of Shablar The Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin, Trans: Matthieu Ricard and other members of the Padmakara Translation Group. Reviewed by Franz-Karl Ehrhard, p. 87

TIBET: The Issue Is Independence: Tibetans-in-Exile Address the Key Tibetan Issue the World Avoids, Edward Lazar (ed.). Reviewed by Kevin Garratt, p. 91

Images of Enlightenment: Tibetan Art in Practice, Jonathan Landaw & Andy Weber. Reviewed by Daphne L. Rosenzweig, p. 95

The Tibetans-School for Survival or Submission: An Investigation of Ethnicity and Education, Katrin Goldstein-Kyaga. Reviewed by Dhondup Samten, p. 97

Awakening the Mind: Basic Buddhist Meditations, Geshe Namgyal Wangchen. Reviewed by Cathy Cantwell, p. 98

Conference Report
"Mythos Tibet" Symposium, Bonn, 10-22 May 1996, Alex McKay, p. 102


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Cathy Cantwell lectures (part-time) in Religious Studies at the University of Wales, Lampeter, and in Social Anthropology at Chaucer College, Canterbury. She is an honorary research fellow at the University of Kent at Canterbury and has a Ph.D. based on research with Tibetan refugees in India.

Antonella Crescenzi received her degree in Psychology at the University of Rome (Italy) and completed her Junghian analytical training as a psychoanalyst with CIPA, the Italian Association of Analytical Psychology. She worked for 13 years in a Psychiatric Department of Mental Health and has published several articles on the subject. She has devoted several years of study to a comparison of Junghian and Tibetan Buddhist psychology and philosophy. She researched Tibetan texts which focus on dreams and interpretation of dreams in different contexts of Buddhist tradition.

Franz-Karl Ehrhard received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Tibetology from Hamburg University. From 1988 to 1993 he was Resident Representative of the Nepal Research Centre and the Nepal-German Manuscript Preservation Project in Kathmandu. Presently engaged in a project on religious geography sponsored by the German Research Council.

Kevin Garratt is a lawyer and holds a Litt. B in Sanskrit and Tibetan studies from the Australian National University. He is the author of various articles on human rights and migration issues and was a member of the Australian Government Human Rights Delegations to China, 1991 and 1992.

Adelheid Herrmann-Pfandt (Ph.D., Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat, Bonn) is currently teaching Buddhist Studies, Pali, and Women's Studies in Religion at the Universities of Bremen and Marburg. In addition to several articles on women and goddesses in Buddhism and Hinduism, on Buddhist philosophy and on modern Western Buddhism, she has published a book on Dakinis and the role of feminity in Tantric Buddhism. She is now doing research in early Buddhist Tantric literature and early Tibetan translations (especially problems of dating texts). Her current research interests also include the Cakrasamvara-tantra, the history and significance of Indian Tantric pilgrimage places, and women in Pali Buddhism.

Toni Huber currently lectures on Tibetan religions and society in the Religious Studies Department, University of Virginia. His book The Cult of Pure Crystal Mountain concerning sacred mountains and popular pilgrimages in Tibet will be published shortly. Major works in progress include books on Tibetan hunting culture, Amdo Gendun Chomphel's modern guidebook to Buddhist India, and an edited volume of essays on conceptions of space and place in Tibetan religions.

Alex McKay gained a BA hons in Religious Studies and History in 1992 and a PhD in History in 1995 at the London School of Oriental and African Studies. His book entitled Tibet and the British Raj: The Frontier Cadre 1904 -7 will be published by Curzon Press in the spring of 1997. He is currently an affiliate-fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, where he is working on the history of the pilgrimage to Mount Kailas.

Hugh Richardson, CIE. OBE, the recipient of the Royal Central Asian Society's Sir Percy Sykes Memorial (Silver) Medal, is an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy and the Keble College, Oxford, and he holds. an Honorary D. Litt. from the University of St. Andrews. During his nine years stay (193-40; 1946-50) at Lhasa as a British diplomat, he travelled widely in Tibet and cultivated the friendship of Tibetans of all classes - the friendship that proved to be a valuable source of encouragement for his scholarly interest. He is the well-known author of several books and research papers on Tibetan history and culture; his latest major contribution being the Ceremonies of the Lhasa Year.

Daphne L. Rosenzweig received her A.B. degree from Mount Holyoke College and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University, in the fields of East Asian art and archeology and Far Eastern languages and literature. She spent two years on Taiwan at the National Palace Museum, on a Fulbright Fellowship. A member of many Asian studies and art history societies, she has organized a number of museum exhibitions (including the upcoming "Later Korean Painting" touring exhibition). She is the author of over 45 books and articles on subjects as diverse as later Chinese painting, Japanese prints, Oriental symbolism and Chinese jades, and has just finished editing a volume, Non-Western Decorative Arts in the National Gallery of Art, for that Gallery. She is a frequent guest lecturer at international and national conventions. Dr. Rosenzweig has taught at Adelphi University, the University of New Mexico, Oberlin College, the National Palace Museum in Taipei, the University of South Florida, and is currently on the Faculty of the Liberal Arts Program at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, teaching Buddhist, East Asian, and Islamic Art History.

Dhondup Samten presently works for the Department of Education, central Tibetan Administration (Dharamsala). At Cornell University, he did a Masters on "Language of Instruction in Tibetan Schools in India: An Examination of the Tibetanization Program."

Fabrizio Torricelli holds a degree in Japanese Literature from Florence University. His research is mainly focussed on the Indo-Tibetan texts which document the philosophical thought and the ascetic techniques used amongst the Buddhist siddhas in the centuries spanning from the first and the second millennium. Associate member of the IsMEO (Rome), he has several papers on Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism to his credit. He is the co-translator of a Life of the Mahasiddha Tilopa by Marpa Chos-kyi Blo-gros.

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