The chinese and tibetan traditions value biography as a primary historiographical and literary genre this volume analyses biographies as texts taking seriously the literary turn in historical and religious studies and applying some of its insights to an understudied but central corpus of material in chinese and tibetan religion. The main religion in tibet has been buddhism since its outspread in the 8th century ad the historical region of tibet the areas inhabited by ethnic tibetans is nowadays mostly comprised by the tibet autonomous region of china and partly by the provinces of qinghai and sichuanbefore the arrival of buddhism the main religion among tibetans was an indigenous shamanic and animistic religion . For at least 1500 years the nation of tibet has had a complex relationship with its large and powerful neighbor to the east china the political history of tibet and china reveals that the relationship has not always been as one sided as it now appears. Tibet history religion and modern politics return to china page and main menu born in sin the panchsheel agreement the sacrifice of tibet 1st edition new delhi mittal publications 2004 b return to the top bass catriona religion and biography in china and tibet ed penny benjamin richmond surrey curzon 2002
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