Conquering the Conqueror: Reassessing the Relationship between Qubilai Khan and ’Phags pa Lama
The relationship between Qubilai Khan (1215–1294), the Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, and the Tibetan Buddhist monk ’Phags pa Blo gros rgyal mtshan (1235–1280) during the 13th century is often viewed as emblematic of the nature of Tibet’s relationship with the Mongol Empire. More broadly, this relationship has also come to be construed by some scholars as the dominant model for later mchod yon bonds, commonly translated as “priest-patron” associations, which...[Show more]
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