Morality and Monastic Revival in Post-Mao Tibet

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Morality and Monastic Revival in Post-Mao Tibet. / Caple, Jane Eluned.

Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 2019. 232 s. (Contemporary Buddhism).

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Caple, JE 2019, Morality and Monastic Revival in Post-Mao Tibet. Contemporary Buddhism, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu.

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Caple, J. E. (2019). Morality and Monastic Revival in Post-Mao Tibet. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. Contemporary Buddhism

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Caple JE. Morality and Monastic Revival in Post-Mao Tibet. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2019. 232 s. (Contemporary Buddhism).

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Caple, Jane Eluned. / Morality and Monastic Revival in Post-Mao Tibet. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 2019. 232 s. (Contemporary Buddhism).

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