Coverart for item
The Resource A Tibetan principality; : the political system of Sa sKya, [by] C.W. Cassinelli and Robert B. Ekvall

A Tibetan principality; : the political system of Sa sKya, [by] C.W. Cassinelli and Robert B. Ekvall

Label
A Tibetan principality; : the political system of Sa sKya
Title
A Tibetan principality;
Title remainder
the political system of Sa sKya
Statement of responsibility
[by] C.W. Cassinelli and Robert B. Ekvall
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Prior to the Chinese Communists' take-over of Tibet, the principality of Sa sKya was a politically autonomous unit of about 16,000 people in west-central Tibet. This study, based on firsthand information from members of its ruling family, presents a detailed account of the political system of Sa sKya, one of the very few "traditional" societies that survived virtually untouched by modern influences until the middle of the twentieth century. The book describes the organization and operation of Sa sKya's governmental institutions, showing how the structure and policies of the government were correlated with the physical, social, and economic environment. It explains the relevance to government of the Tibetan belief system, the religion of the people, and the pattern of social deference among them. In addition to analyzing the political system and comparing it with other such systems, the book contains many details of Tibetan life hitherto unavailable. The material for the book was obtained during approximately 750 hours of discussion-interviews, in the Tibetan language, with four Tibetans of high station. They were two sons of the royal family of Sa sKya, the wife of the elder son, and the official tutor to the royal family, who were among a group of refugees brought to this country by the Far Eastern and Russian Institute of the University of Washington, with the help of the Rockefeller Foundation. Their story provides a unique record of a vanishing society." -- from dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cassinelli, C. W
Dewey number
915.15
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
DS786
LC item number
.C33
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1898-1983
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ekvall, Robert B.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Sa'gyaxoi (China)
Label
A Tibetan principality; : the political system of Sa sKya, [by] C.W. Cassinelli and Robert B. Ekvall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The history of Sa sKya -- The Sa sKya domain -- Beliefs and attitudes -- Local government -- Central government -- Legal principles and practices -- The KHri CHen and the ZHabs pad -- The hereditary nobility -- Property, land, and government revenue -- The economy -- The Sa sKya monasteries -- Policy and power
Control code
ocm00022756
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 425 pages
Lccn
69012977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)00022756
Label
A Tibetan principality; : the political system of Sa sKya, [by] C.W. Cassinelli and Robert B. Ekvall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The history of Sa sKya -- The Sa sKya domain -- Beliefs and attitudes -- Local government -- Central government -- Legal principles and practices -- The KHri CHen and the ZHabs pad -- The hereditary nobility -- Property, land, and government revenue -- The economy -- The Sa sKya monasteries -- Policy and power
Control code
ocm00022756
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 425 pages
Lccn
69012977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)00022756

Library Locations

    • CLEVELAND/Main LibraryBorrow it
      325 Superior Ave., N.E., Cleveland, OH, 44114, US
      41.501174 -81.69177499999999
Processing Feedback ...