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"Self as a Faithful Public Servant: The autobiography of Mdo mkhar ba Tshe ring dbang rgyal (1697-1763)

Hartley, Lauran R.

This article examines the Bka' blon rtogs brjod [Autobiography of a Cabinet Minister] written in 1762 by Mdo mkhar ba Tshe ring dbang rgyal (1697-1763), who served for several decades as a Tibetan official in the Ganden Podrang (Dga’ ldan pho brang) government seated in Lhasa. With its content and the author’s rhetorical strategies, this work serves as an important case study of life-writing in Tibet during the 18th century.

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Mapping the Modern in Tibet: PIATS 2006: Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the Eleventh Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies
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International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies

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September 14, 2018

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Published in: MAPPING THE MODERN IN TIBET: PIATS 2006: Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the Eleventh Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies (Königswinter 2006), edited by Gray Tuttle. (Andiast, Switzerland: International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies GmbH, 2011), pages 45-71.