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Being a Buddhist Nun

The Struggle for Enlightenment in the Himalayas

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HARDCOVER

$31.50 • £25.95 • €28.50

ISBN 9780674012875

Publication Date: 07/15/2004

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376 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

20 halftones, 3 maps, 2 tables

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Kim Gutschow is a Lecturer in Anthropology and Religion at Williams College and Professor of Anthropology and Public Health at the University of Göttingen.

Awards & Accolades

  • Co-Winner, 2005 Sharon Stephens Prize, American Ethnological Society
  • Honorable Mention, 2004 Elli Köngas-Maranda Prize, Women’s Section of the American Folklore Society
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