ཟ་ ·རྞྞཱན་ ---སྒྱུU སྙསྙ7 ཟེ O རྞྞཱརྞྞཱཟེ་ ---ཟླུརྞྞཱ་ སྒྱུ་
i̅Iwish to th a nk the many colleagues and students who h av e play ed a role i n the
writing aund testing of this book, especially Dr. Micheal Aris for pre-testing the first part
of the ms. and his student Victoria Sujata for keepi ng track of the numerous
i nconsistenci es and mistakes they discovered i n class. Ialso must express my deep
gratitude to my student Kaeri n Stephens, who pai nstaki ngly read thurough two daft
manuscripts and made veryi̅useful suggestions. Iam also i n debt to Pi erre Robillard for
customi zing his excellent Ti betan Maci ntosh font for use i n the book. i̅
A nd last, but certainly not least, Iwant to ack nowledge my gatitude to the
International Research and Studi es Program, Center for International Education, U. S.
Department of Education (G008640390 -87) for fundi ng the research and preparation of
this book.
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