New Horizons In Bon Studies (bon Studies-2)

New Horizons In Bon Studies (bon Studies-2)
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This volume is a part of the results of the internationalsymposiumentitled "New Horizons in Bon Studies" held in 1999 at theNational Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan. Bon is one of the pre-Buddhist religions of Tibet. It has been defined in avariety of ways, but regardless of how we define it, we can properly say thatits culture has penetrated Tibetan culture from ancient times to the presentday. The purpose of the symposium was todiscuss the Bon related themes from all aspects, such as anthropology, folklore,Buddhist studies, religious studies, cosmology, philology and linguistics toestablish interfaces among various disciplines and to construct a commongroundwork for the Bon studies.

This volume is a part of the results of the internationalsymposiumentitled "New Horizons in Bon Studies" held in 1999 at theNational Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan. Bon is one of the pre-Buddhist religions of Tibet. It has been defined in avariety of ways, but regardless of how we define it, we can properly say thatits culture has penetrated Tibetan culture from ancient times to the presentday. The purpose of the symposium was todiscuss the Bon related themes from all aspects, such as anthropology, folklore,Buddhist studies, religious studies, cosmology, philology and linguistics toestablish interfaces among various disciplines and to construct a commongroundwork for the Bon studies.

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