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Project staff and consultants Staff Principal Investigator: Uradyn Bulag Co-Investigator: Stephen Hugh-Jones Co-Investigator: Burkhard Quessel Senior Research Associate: Hildegard Diemberger Administrator: Libby Peachey

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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),

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Institutions

The TTBBC project has ongoing collaborations with the following Institutions: United Kingdom The British Library, London Cambridge University Library Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

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The World of Tibetan Books

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E. Gene Smith and Zenkar Rinpoche

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.