Tibetan Materiality versus British ‘Ornamentalism’Citation formats

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Tibetan Materiality versus British ‘Ornamentalism’ : Diplomacy, Objects and Resistance in the Imperial Archive. / Martin, Emma.

Objects and Frontiers in Modern Asia: Between the Mekong and the Indus. ed. / Manjeet Baruah; Lipokmar Dzuvichu. Delhi : Routledge India, 2019. p. 68-89.

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Harvard

Martin, E 2019, Tibetan Materiality versus British ‘Ornamentalism’: Diplomacy, Objects and Resistance in the Imperial Archive. in M Baruah & L Dzuvichu (eds), Objects and Frontiers in Modern Asia: Between the Mekong and the Indus. Routledge India, Delhi, pp. 68-89.

APA

Martin, E. (2019). Tibetan Materiality versus British ‘Ornamentalism’: Diplomacy, Objects and Resistance in the Imperial Archive. In M. Baruah, & L. Dzuvichu (Eds.), Objects and Frontiers in Modern Asia: Between the Mekong and the Indus (pp. 68-89). Delhi: Routledge India.

Vancouver

Martin E. Tibetan Materiality versus British ‘Ornamentalism’: Diplomacy, Objects and Resistance in the Imperial Archive. In Baruah M, Dzuvichu L, editors, Objects and Frontiers in Modern Asia: Between the Mekong and the Indus. Delhi: Routledge India. 2019. p. 68-89

Author

Martin, Emma. / Tibetan Materiality versus British ‘Ornamentalism’ : Diplomacy, Objects and Resistance in the Imperial Archive. Objects and Frontiers in Modern Asia: Between the Mekong and the Indus. editor / Manjeet Baruah ; Lipokmar Dzuvichu. Delhi : Routledge India, 2019. pp. 68-89

Bibtex

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