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This section presents notes on contributors of the book Contributions to the Cultural History of Early Tibet. The contributors examine key aspects of Tibetan imperial administration and post-imperial affairs. The book takes up several dimensions of reconstruction and translation of the Dunhuang Tibetan text, History of the Cycle of Birth and Death. It explores east-to-west movement of texts and ideas. The transmission of the Yulanpen jing to Tibet suggests that Chinese 'popular' Buddhism, and not only the more rarified traditions of learning and meditation, may have played some role in the Tibetan adoption of the foreign religion.

Keywords: cultural history; Dunhuang Tibetan text; early Tibet; Yulanpen jing

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