Elder Gongga 貢噶老人 (1903-1997) between China, Tibet and Taiwan: assessing life, mission and mummification of a Buddhist woman

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dc.contributor.author Travagnin, Stefania
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T16:50:05Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T16:50:05Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation TRAVAGNIN, S. 2016. Elder Gongga 貢噶老人 (1903-1997) between China, Tibet and Taiwan: assessing life, mission and mummification of a Buddhist woman. Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions, 3(1), 250-272. en
dc.identifier.volume 3 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 250 en
dc.identifier.endpage 272 en
dc.identifier.issn 2009-7409
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3810
dc.description.abstract Elder Gongga (1903-1997), a Chinese Buddhist woman native of Beiping, played a crucial role in the transmission of Tibetan Buddhism in China and Taiwan, bridged Dharma traditions, and merged Buddhist and cultural identities; she also became an eminent nun in the history of female Buddhism for life achievements and the worship of her mummified body after death. The analysis of Elder Gongga's life and works contributes to better understand history, dynamics and networks of Buddhism in twentieth century China and Taiwan: Elder Gongga's story is the story of a Chinese Buddhist woman who practiced and spread Tibetan Buddhism first in China and then in Taiwan, and therefore another portrayal of the conditions of women following Tibetan Buddhism in the Chinese region in the twentieth-century. The mummification of her body after death contributes to the debate on body and material culture in the Buddhist context. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher ISASR in association with the Study of Religions, University College Cork en
dc.relation.uri http://jisasr.org/
dc.rights (c)2017, The Author(s). en
dc.subject Elder Gongga en
dc.subject Tibetan Buddhism en
dc.subject Buddhist mummification en
dc.subject Buddhism in Taiwan en
dc.subject Buddhist women en
dc.subject Networks en
dc.title Elder Gongga 貢噶老人 (1903-1997) between China, Tibet and Taiwan: assessing life, mission and mummification of a Buddhist woman en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions en


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