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Affiliated Fellow
Alex McKay

Mount Kailas (Ti Se) situated in the western Tibetan region of the PRC is considered an ancient multi-faith pilgrimage site, and today it attracts pilgrims not only from Asia but from throughout the world.

My work problematises this understanding, while also embracing the various Kailas mountains found in the Indian Himalayas. Research is based on both historical texts and field-work.

Publications at IIAS

Studies from the International Institute for Asian Studies


  • Indo-Tibetan History

Country of origin

New Zealand

Period of stay at IIAS

01/01/2005 to 01/05/2009

Research topic

Pilgrimage to Mount Kailas

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