The rise of the Five Hor States of Northern Kham. Religion and politics in the Sino-Tibetan borderlands

@article{Garri2020TheRO,
  title={The rise of the Five Hor States of Northern Kham. Religion and politics in the Sino-Tibetan borderlands},
  author={Irina R. Garri},
  journal={{\'E}tudes mongoles et sib{\'e}riennes, centrasiatiques et tib{\'e}taines},
  year={2020}
}
  • I. Garri
  • Published 9 December 2020
  • History
  • Études mongoles et sibériennes, centrasiatiques et tibétaines
The article analyses the merging of religion and politics in Tibet by taking the example of the Five Hor States of Northern Kham, a traditional polity of Eastern Tibet. The article presents the phenomenon of Hor in historical perspective in the context of the Mongol-Tibetan and Manchu-Tibetan relationships in Kham. Using the example of the Five Hor States, the author focuses on the bifurcated system of secular and religious authority, which is considered to be the main factor of the Kham… 

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