Author: Muge Samten
Translator(s): Sangye Tandar Naga
Publisher: Library of Tibetan Works & Archives
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-86470-43-3
A History of Traditional Fields of Learning contains a concise history of dissemination of traditional fields of learning in Tibet during the early and later diffusion of Buddhism.
It also mentions the translators and scholars who visited Tibet, texts translated and monasteries founded by them and further highlights the spread of Buddhism to Mongolia, China and Tibetan texts translated in their native language.
This work by a highly respected contemporary Tibetan scholar Muge Samten (1914 - 1993) is from the third volume of his collected books and is a very reliable sources on the subject.
A History of Traditional Fields of Learning is a must for those who wants to study the history of Tibetan literature.
MUGH SAMTEN was born in 1914 in Muge, in southern Amdo. HE had his preliminary study at Muge Tashi Khorlo monastery and later joined the great monastery of Labrang Tashikhyil where he mastered sutras, tantras, and all the traditional sciences. At the age of 35 (1947), Muge Samten received the title of Geshe Dorampa. Since then, his fame spread far and wide. He has authored six volumes and many articles on various subjects of Tibetan studies.
A Brief Life History of Muge Samten
Development during the Early Diffusion of Teaching in Tibet
Development during the Later Diffusion of Teaching in Tibet
Diffusion of Traditional Tibetan Fields of Learning in China
Diffusion of Traditional Tibetan Fields of learning of Mongolia