Tibet From All Angles

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The book is divided into three parts, comprising an introduction to Tibet, its folklore and its culture. The major contents include descriptions of Tibet's holy mountains and lakes,its history, religious practices, unique festivals, language, arts and crafts, as well as those aspects associated with the development of life, such as the ecological environment,economy, education, medicare and transportation.
Table of Contents
partⅠ Overview 
4.Natural Overview 
8.Yarlung Zangbo River 
10.Nam Co 
11.Yamzhog Yumco 
12.Holy Mountains and Lakes 
13.Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon 
Tubo Kingdom 
Period of SⅢplit 
Jurisdiction over Tibet by the Central Governments of Successive Dynasties 
16.Songtsan Gambo and Princess Wencheng 
17.Environmental Protection 
19.Traditional Economy 
21.Qinghai—Tibet Railway 
22.Posts and Telecommunications 
23.Finance and Insurance Industry 
24.Medical and Health Services 
25.Social Security System 
Part Ⅱ Tibetan Culture 
3.King Gesar 
4.Traditional Folk H ouses 
5.Barkhor Street 
6.Norbu Lingka 
7.Butter Sculpture 
8.Grotto Art 
9.Rock Carvings at Yaowang Mountain 
12.Tibetan Opera 
14.Songs and Dances 
15.Tibetan Calendar 
16.Tibetan Medicine 
Part Ⅲ Religions 
2.Bon Religion 
3.Tibetan Buddhism 
4.Dalai and Panchen Lamas 
5.Reincamation of Living Buddha 
6.System of Drawing a Lot from the Golden Um to Determine the Reincarnated Soul Boy of a Deceased Living Buddha 
7.Potala Palace 
8.Jokhang Monastery 
9.Ramoche Monastery 
10.Zhaibung Monastery 
11.Tashilhungpo Monastery 
12.Sakya Monastery 
13.Mani Stone 
14.Prayer Flags 
15. Chacha 
16.Prayer and Prayer Wheels 
18.Burning Aromatic Plants 
Part Ⅳ Folklore 
1.Worship of White Color 
2. Costumes 
3.Hada Scarves 
4.Tibetan Knives 
5.Tibetan Carpets 
7.Highland Barley 
9.Butter and Buttered Tea 
10.Tibetan Names 
11 .Marriage Customs 
12.Etiquette and Customs 
13.Customs and Taboos 
14.Celestial Burial 
16.Tibetan New Year's Day 
17.Grand Summons Ceremony 
18.Sagya Dawa Festival 
19.Shoton Festival 
20.Ongkor Festival 
21.Horse Race Fair 
22.Traditional Sports 
Carrying Stones 
' Elephant' Tug—of—war 
Yak Race
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Natural Overview The Qinghai—Tibet Plateau is the largest in size and the highest in elevation, hence its popular name as the "Roof of the World" or the "Third Pole".Tibet forms a major part of the Qinghai—Tibet Plateau, and is surrounded by the Himalayas, Kunlun and Tanggula mountain ranges.It has an average elevation of over 4,000 meters.Tibet is full of high mountains, gullies, glaciers, rocks and Gobi desert. The climatic variations running from southeast to northwest include tropical, subtropical,plateau temperate, plateau sub—frigid and plateau frigid zones.There is a local saying that "there are four seasons within one mountain" and the "weather changes in a 5—km area" reflecting the diversity. Landforms can be generally divided into Himalayan Mountainous Area, Southern Tibet Valley, northern Tibetan Plateau and Eastern Tibet High Mountain Valley. Because of high altitude, rarefied air, moisture, low dust conrent and low latitude, Tibet is a Chinese region with the largest amount of solar radiation, and also enjoys the longest annual amount of sunshine.Both the annual average temperature and the highest temperature in Lhasa and Xigaze are 10—15 degrees Centigrade lower than Chongqing, Wuhan and Shanghai.
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