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The Treasury of Lives

History buffs will delight in The Treasury of Lives, a "biographical encyclopedia of Tibet, Inner Asia, and the Himalayan region." Launched in 2007, the resource features more than 1,000 biographies from more than 100 contributing authors, and collection is on-going. Recently added content is highlighted on the main page. The project's many resources are also neatly categorized by theme or type at the top of the site: Traditions, Map, People, Images, Resources, and Subscription. While the Subscription services require a fee, the remaining resources are free. Explore centuries of history with interactive timelines (under Resources) or browse the biographies of influential women (under People). The project's Map section adds geographic context to the written work. The majority of the site's content is peer-reviewed and is available in English, Chinese, and Tibetan. Users can change their language preference by selecting the corresponding button at the top of the site. Buddhist Studies scholar Alexander Gardner directs the project and Catherine Tsuji is the editor, with support from academic colleagues worldwide and institutional support from the Buddhist Digital Resource Center, Himalayan Art Resources, and the Rubin Museum of Art. The project receives financial support from a variety of foundations, including the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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Date of Scout Publication
July 24th, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
July 15th, 2020 at 3:35pm
Date Of Record Release
July 16th, 2020 at 9:47am
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