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Dalai Lama

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Buddhism.

1935– )

Tibetan Buddhist leader; spiritual and temporal ruler of Tibet (1951–59). He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, in recognition of his appeals for the nonviolent...

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Koryo

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A Korean kingdom that gave its name to the whole country. From 986 its kings ruled a united Korea from their Chinese-style capital, Kaesong. Chinese influence was strong in the...

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Meiji Restoration

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The restoration of imperial rule in Japan, often defined as the overthrow of the Tokugawa shogunate in 1868, but sometimes considered to stretch from that date to the formal institution of...

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sōhei

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism — Military History.

(Jap.). During the period of the Tendai school's ascendancy from the 10th to the early 17th centuries, it had extensive landholdings and influence with the aristocratic classes. In order to...

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Vietnam

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A country in south-east Asia, shaped like an ‘S’, bordering on China on the north and Laos and Cambodia on the west, and having long east and south coasts on the South China Sea.

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XIV, The Dalai Lama (<i>born</i> 1935), spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, since 1940

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; Arts and Humanities; Philosophy; History of Religion; Religion; Buddhism; Political History; Politics. 243 words.

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