Montag, 20. April 2015, 17:15 - 18:45 iCal

Mongolian Adaptations of Utopian Alternatives ...

... Offered in the Legends of ?ambhala and Their Eschatological Narratives.

Ein Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Vesna A. Wallace (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Seminarraum 1 des Instituts für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde
Spitalgasse 2, Hof 2.7, 1090 Wien


The eschatological and millennial narratives that proliferated in various versions in Tibet and Mongolia were the means of bringing together religious and socio-political realms within the historical periods characterized by social crises, and ominous political events. This is particularly true of the works written during the Qing colonial rule, when such narratives began to be widely disseminated during the political conflicts caused by Chinese invasions and Communist revolution in the early twentieth century. Considerations of the felicities of the distant epoch were curtailed by preoccupation with rebirth in ?ambhala, which was deemed achievable in the foreseeable future.



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