Tibetan Buddhism and the Politics of the Qing Dynasty

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Tibetan Buddhism and its associated art played a high profile role during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor, who ruled China from 1736 to 1795. His was a vast, multi-cultural realm, whose myriad peoples held a variety of religious beliefs. A strong alliance with the powerful lamas of Tibet helped the Qing Dynasty to legitimise […]