Social Structuration in Tibetan Society: Education, Society, and Spirituality

Social Structuration in Tibetan Society: Education, Society, and Spirituality

by Jia Luo


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This volume is unique in the literature concerning both the sociology of education and Tibetan society. It aims to propose a Tibetan sociology of education, something that no other author has attempted, as well as to provide insights into the nature of Tibetan society both historically and currently through the application of Giddens' structuration theory supplemented by the work of ancient Tibetan philosopher Je TsongKhapa. Previous Western accounts of Tibetan history and society have lacked "insider" perspectives as well as access to original documentation in the Tibetan language. The author of this volume is Tibetan and does not experience these limitations. He has also taught sociology at the university level and in 1999 published a general textbook on sociology in Tibetan, which attempted to draw on Western theories and apply them to the Tibetan context. In short, the author appears to be highly credible in taking on this extremely ambitious project.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498544665
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 12/28/2016
Series: Emerging Perspectives on Education in China Series
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jia Luo is professor at Northwest Normal University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Methodological Approach for Tibetan Sociology of Education Chapter 3: Applicability of the Structuration Theory to Tibetan Society Chapter 4: Introducing Je TsongKhapa to the Field of Sociology Chapter 5: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Tibetan Social Structuration Chapter 6: The Social Structuration of Tibetan Society Chapter 7: Setting Giddens and Je TsongKhapa in Dialogue: Structuration in Spiritual Society Chapter 8: The Relation of Education to Tibetan Society Chapter 9: Conclusion

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