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Name  Michael Henss

Role  Writer
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Books  The Cultural Monuments of Tibet: The Central Regions

Michael Henss is a Swiss art historian, scholar and writer focussing on Asian art - with a stress on Tibet and East Asia. He contributed articles for Asian art journals, seminars and books. Currently Henss lives in Zürich, Switzerland, where he also runs a bookstore specializing in Asia and Near East.

In 2004-2005 he has been co-curator of the exhibition "The Dalai Lamas" at University of Zürich Ethnography Museum.


Source: Works by and about Michael Henss

  • "Tibet. Die Kulturdenkmäler", Luzern 1981
  • "Milarepa’s Tower: An Early Treasure of Tibetan Art and Architecture Rediscovered", in: Oriental Art 2/1997, pp. 15-23
  • "Kalachakra", Ulm 1998 (5th ed.)
  • "The Qianlong Emperor as a Grand Lama". In: Asian Art Gallery, Nov. 1998.
  • "Mustang", Ulm 1999 (3rd ed.)
  • Preface to "The Buddhist Canon of Iconometry (Zaoxiang Liangdu Jing). With Supplement. A Tibetan-Chinese Translation from about 1742. Translated and annotated from this Chinese Translation into modern English" by mGon-po-skyabs, Jingfeng Cai (translator)
  • Epilogue of "Alexandra David-Néel (1868-1969). Mythos und Wirklichkeit" by Peter Lindegger (preface), Philippe van Heurck, Jürgen Aschoff (editor), Sabine Seitzinger (translator)
  • Translator of "Geheime Visionen. Frühe Malerei aus Zentraltibet" by Steven Kossak, Jane Casey Singer, Robert Bruce-Gardner, Michael Henss, Museum Rietberg, Zürich 1999 (2nd ed.)
  • "The Cultural Monuments of Tibet: The Central Regions", Munich (forthcoming)
  • References

    Michael Henss Wikipedia

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