The Introduction of Printing and Digital Text Reproduction in Buddhist Societies
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This project explores the relationship between Buddhist culture and technological transformations by looking at "the book" as artifact, medium for communication, symbol of political authority, and ritual object in the context of Tibetan Buddhism. It relies on an experienced team from previous AHRC-funded projects which includes members of the University of Cambridge, the British Library and Tibetan research institutions. Aiming at having a world-wide multidisciplinary appeal it is of interest to a broad range of academics and indigenous scholars engaged in the preservation of Tibetan cultural heritage and to all scholars involved in the rapidly growing international field of the history of the book.