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Asian Influences on Tibetan Military History between the 17th and 20th Centuries

The second collective volume of the TibArmy project has come out:

S.G. FitzHerbert and Alice Travers (eds), Asian Influences on Tibetan Military History between the 17th and 20th Centuries, Special Issue of the Revue d’Etudes Tibetaines, n°53, mars 2020, 367 p.

Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines

Numéro cinquante-trois – Mars 2020

 

 Asian Influences on Tibetan Military History between the 17th and 20th Centuries

 

Edited by

S.G. FitzHerbert and Alice Travers

 

§  Full text    (9.6 MB) 

§  Cover, contents    (89 kb, pp. i-iv) 

§  Acknowledgements    (60 kb, p. 5)

§  Notes on Transcription and Transliteration of Terms in Asian Languages    (52 kb, p. 6)

§  Introduction: The Ganden Phodrang’s Military Institutions and Culture between the 17th and the 20th Centuries, at a Crossroads of Influences    (1.1 MB, pp. 7-28)
    author: Solomon George FitzHerbert and Alice Travers 

§  Mongol and Tibetan Armies on the Trans-Himalayan Fronts in the Second Half of the 17th Century, with a Focus on the Autobiography of the Fifth Dalai Lama    (484 kb, pp. 29-55)
    author: Federica Venturi 

§  The Zunghar Conquest of Central Tibet and its Influence on Tibetan Military Institutions in the 18th Century    (491 kb, pp. 56-113)
    author: Hosung Shim 

§  Tibetan and Qing Troops in the Gorkha Wars (1788–1792) as Presented in Chinese Sources: A Paradigm Shift in Military Culture    (695 kb, pp. 114-146)
    author: Ulrich Theobald 

§  Meritocracy in the Tibetan Army after the 1793 Manchu Reforms: The Career of General Zurkhang Sichö Tseten    (481 kb, pp. 147-177)
    author: Alice Travers 

§  The Geluk Gesar: Guandi, the Chinese God of War, in Tibetan Buddhism from the 18th to 20th Centuries    (1.5 MB, pp. 178-266)
    author: Solomon George FitzHerbert 

§  A Visual Representation of the Qing Political and Military Presence in Mid-19th Century Tibet    (1.7 MB, pp. 267-302)
    author: Diana Lange 

§  Zhang Yintang’s Military Reforms in 1906–1907 and their aftermath—The Introduction of Militarism in Tibet    (660 kb, pp. 303-340)
    author: Ryosuke Kobayashi 

§  Japanese Visitors to Tibet in the Early 20th Century and their Impact on Tibetan Military Affairs—with a Focus on Yasujirō Yajima    (582 kb, pp. 341-364)
    author: Yasuko Komoto 

§  List of Authors    (104 kb, pp. 365-367)

 

Buddhism and the Military in Tibet during the Ganden Phodrang Period (1642-1959)

The first collective volume of the TibArmy project has been published as a special issue of the Cahiers d’Extrême-Asie (EFEO, Paris) in July 2019.  It is now available in open access on Persée.

Alice Travers and Federica Venturi (eds), Buddhism and the Military in Tibet during the Ganden Phodrang period (1642-1959), Special issue of the Cahiers d’Extrême Asie, EFEO, vol. 27, 2018.

Table of content:

Alice TRAVERS & Federica VENTURI
À nos lecteurs / To Our Readers
Note on Transliteration and Transcription of Tibetan Terms
Introduction
Alice TRAVERS & Federica VENTURI
Le bouddhisme comme fin et moyens de l’armée du Ganden Phodrang : une introduction aux relations des sphères bouddhique et militaire au Tibet (1642-1959)
Buddhism, Both the Means and the End of the Ganden Phodrang Army: An Introduction to Buddhism vis-à-vis the Military in Tibet (1642–1959)
Contributions
Federica VENTURI: To Protect and to Serve: The Military in Tibet as Described by the Fifth Dalai Lama
Solomon G. FITZHERBERT: Rituals as War Propaganda in the Establishment of the Tibetan Ganden Phodrang State in the Mid-17th Century
Marlene ERSCHBAMER: Tibetan Troops Fighting the “Enemy of Buddhist Doctrine” (bstan dgra): The Invasions of the Gorkhas as Witnessed by Two Tibetan Masters of the Barawa (’Ba’ ra ba) Tradition
KOBAYASHI Ryōsuke 小林亮介: Militarisation of Dargyé Monastery: Contested Borders on the Sino-Tibetan Frontier during the Early Twentieth Century
Stacey VAN VLEET: Strength, Defence, and Victory in Battle: Tibetan Medical Institutions and the Ganden Phodrang Army, 1897–1938
Alice TRAVERS: Monk Officials as Military Officers in the Tibetan Ganden Phodrang Army (1895–1959)

 

It is also possible to get the volume on the publisher’s website: https://publications.efeo.fr/fr/livres/926_cahiers-d-extreme-asie-27-2018