The Treasury of Lives

Alexander Gardner is Director and Chief Editor of the Treasury of Lives. He completed his PhD in Buddhist Studies at the University of Michigan in 2007. He is the author of The Life of Jamgon Kongtrul The Great.

Published January 2019


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Anon. 2010. Rgya bza' kong jo dang / jo bo shAkya mu ni rnam gnyis spyan drangs pa'i skor. In Bod kyi lo rgyus rnam thar phyogs bsgrigs. Xining: Mtsho sngon mi rigs dpe skrun khang, pp. 103a-137b. TBRC W1KG10687.

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Warner, Cameron David. 2011. "A Miscarriage of History: Wencheng Gongzhu and Sino- Tibetan Historiography." Inner Asia 13, 2: 239-264.