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Acknowledgments

This project has been made possible by an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grant. The TTBBC project had a close collaboration with the project Tibetan Book Evolution and Technology (TiBET),

This project has been made possible by an Arts and Humanities Research Council  (AHRC) grant.

The TTBBC project had a close collaboration with the project Tibetan Book Evolution and Technology (TiBET), funded by an Intra-European Marie Curie Fellowship (May 2013-April 2015) and held at the University of Cambridge in co-operation with the British Library.

The images of xylographs published in the website are copyright of different libraries:

The World of Tibetan Books

Zenkar Rinpoche and E. Gene Smith at the Ancient India and Iran Trust, Cambridge.

Tibetan book culture has an history dating back to the 8th century. Closely linked with the spread of Buddhism in Tibet and Central Asia, it tells a tale of traveling people, ideas and technologies. An incredible number of Tibetan manuscripts and xylographs (i.e. woodblock prints) are extant. They represent a fundamental part of Tibetan cultural heritage. The study of the introduction of woodblock printing in Tibet is the focus of the Transforming Tibetan and Buddhist Book Culture project.