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Citation 2019. Contemporary Tibetan Short Stories.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  53. PDF  https://bit.ly/2BQdHvf Kindle/mobi link   https://bit.ly/2T7BaSz epub link  https://bit.ly/2Ix1uRV at cost paperback  https://bit.ly/2Gd6ZDv at cost hardback  https://bit.ly/2teUyy8 Contents   Introduction Lauran Hartley 9 God-Door   Tshe dbag rnam rgyal ཚེ་དཔག་རྣམ་རྒྱལ། 23 Cry of the Black Yak   Chos bstan rgyal ཆོས་བསྟན་རྒྱལ། 31   A...
Topics: Tibetan Short Stories, Tibetan literature English, modern Tibetan stories, Lauran Hartley
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by Aaguqog, Changminjii, Dalaxji, Danjen Dunzhu, Durijinsuu, Huwushijiu, Majii, Maxangfii, Moya Aaga, Niigari, Niruu, Rnqansuu, Sanba, Sangrijinga, Sangshiji Srang, Sanxiujii, Sishiden, Srangxji, Srinsuu, Tayisirang, Warimasuu, Zhualimaaxji, and Zhulimaxji (collected, transcribed, translated, and edited by Jugui [Lu Wanfang 鲁万芳] Limusishiden [Li Dechun 李得春] Ha Mingzong 哈明宗, and CK Stuart)
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Aaguqog, Changminjii, Dalaxji, Danjen Dunzhu, Durijinsuu, Huwushijiu, Majii, Maxangfii, Moya Aaga, Niigari, Niruu, Rnqansuu, Sanba, Sangrijinga, Sangshiji Srang, Sanxiujii, Sishiden, Srangxji, Srinsuu, Tayisirang, Warimasuu, Zhualimaaxji, and Zhulimaxji (collected, transcribed, translated, and edited by Jugui [Lu Wanfang 鲁万芳] Limusishiden [Li Dechun 李得春] Ha Mingzong 哈明宗, and CK Stuart). 2012. Three Treasures: Huzhu Mongghul Folklore.  Asian Highlands Perspectives. This...
Topics: Huzhu Mongghul (Tu), Asian Highlands Perspectives, Monguor, Mangghuer, Monguor folklore, Mongghul...
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CITATION CK Stuart, Tshe dbang rdo rje, Timothy Thurston, and Rin chen rdo rje (eds). 2016 . Asian Highlands Perspectives  40. Abstract Editor's Note Articles Tsering Bum. THE CHANGING ROLES OF TIBETAN MOUNTAIN DEITIES IN THE CONTEXT OF EMERGING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: DKAR PO LHA BSHAM IN YUL SHUL Limusishiden (Li Dechun) and Gerald Roche. SOCIALIZING WITH GODS IN THE MONGGHUL BOG RITUAL Jacqueline H Fewes and Abdul Nasir Khan. MANUSCRIPTS, MATERIAL CULTURE, AND EPHEMERA OF THE SILK ROUTE:...
Topics: AHP 40, Asian Highlands Perspectives, Namuyi pha tse, Ladakhi Trade, Amdo Tibetan names, Tibetan...
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Libu Lakhi, Tsering Bum, and Charles Kevin Stuart. 2009. China's Namzi Tibetans: Life, Language, and Folklore.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  2A. This remarkable book [in two volumes] is the product of a fruitful collaboration among a native speaker of Namzi, Tibetan and Chinese consultants, and a dedicated group of Westerners resident in China. It affords the reader an intimate glimpse into traditional Namzi life, now well on its way to disappearing along with hundreds of similar minority...
Topics: Namzi, Namuyi life culture, Tibetan life culture, Tibetan language folklore, Sichuan Tibetan life,...
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CITATION Simms, Sao Sanda. 2017. Great Lords of the Sky: Burma's Shan Aristocracy.  Asian Highlands Perspectives   48. Abstract Written from a Tai/Shan perspective, the intricate and often unsettled realities that existed in the Shan States from early times up to the military coup in 1962 are described in a comprehensive overview of the stresses and strains that the Shan princes endured from early periods of monarchs and wars, under British rule and Japanese occupation, and Independence and...
Topics: Peter Simms, AHP 48, Shan Plateau, Burma, Sao Sanda Simms, Sao Sanda Simms, Shan Plateau, early Ava...
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CITATION Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, Amy. 2012. Review:  The Complete Works of Zhuang Xueben.  Asian Highlands Perspectives   21:471-476.  ABSTRACT Zhuang Xueben 庄学本, Li Mei 李媚, Wang Huangsheng王璜生, and Zhuang Wenjun 庄文骏 (eds). 2009.  Zhuang xueben quan ji  庄学本全集  [The Complete Works of Zhuang Xueben] , Volumes I and II. Beijing 北京: Zhonghua Shuju 中华书局[Zhonghua Book Company]. 767. Zhuang Xueben's Authored Works, Borderland Photographs List,...
Topic: Zhuang Xueben, Asian Highlands Perspectives, Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, book review, photographers...
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Gerald Roche and CK Stuart (eds). 2015. Mapping the Monguor.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  36.   This book focuses on the people officially referred to in China as the Tu and more commonly known in the West as the Monguor. The Tu live mostly in Qinghai and Gansu provinces, on the northeast Tibetan Plateau. The thirteen contributions in this collection shed new light on diversity among the Tu, challenging representations that treat them as a homogenous category. This mapping of cultural...
Topics: Monguor, Mongghul, Mangghuer, Mongol, Mongolian, Reb gong Tu, Tongren Tu, Limusishiden, Duluun...
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Citation Sangs rgyas bkra shis, Qi Huimin, and CK Stuart. 2015. An A mdo Tibetan Auto-song-ography. Asian Highlands Perspectives 39. Abstract Sangs rgyas bkra shis describes singing in a pastoral community in Mtsho sngon Province, China. Performances at weddings, family gatherings, neighborhood gatherings, and on the grassland while herding are richly contextualized. Musical instruments, what it means to be a singer, the worries of singing publicly, the introduction of electricity and cell...
Topics: Sangs rgyas bkra shis, Tibetan songs, Tibetan Plateau, Huangnan Tibetan Prefecture, Tibetan life...
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Nangchukja. 2011. A Mang rdzong Tibetan Life.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  11. This book provides an autobiographical account of life on the northeastern Tibetan Plateau in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Nagchukja's account takes the reader from his childhood in a resettled agro-pastoral community to his adulthood as a community grass-roots development worker.  
Topics: Mang rdzong, northeast Tibetan Plateau, Tibetan biography, Tibetan autobiography, Tibetan...
CITATION Caixiangduojie  才项多杰 , Zhoumaoji  周毛吉 , and Wen Haigui  温海桂  (zhubian  主编 [eds]). Gaoyuan minsu ji yiaoyu yanjiu   高原民俗及教育研究 [Studies of Plateau Folklore and Education]. 2017.   Yazhou gaoyuan shijiao 亚洲高原视角   [ Asian Highlands Perspectives ] 49.  ABSTRACT 本书是《亚洲高原视角 (AHP) 》期刊的首次汉语翻译版,是很多有意者合作的结果,也体现了我们团队合作的力量。书中前言...
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Bkra shis bzang po. 2012. May all Good Things Gather Here: Life, Religion, and Marriage in a Mi nyag Tibetan Village.  Asian Highlands Perspectives 14. This work documents marriage customs and related oral traditions in Bang smad Village, Bang smad Township, Nyag rong County, Dkar mdzes Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. Villagers speak the poorly documented Mi nyag language. This study provides novel linguistic and ethnographic data, including a Mi nyag-English word list,...
Topics: Nyag rong, Dkar mdzes, Mi nyag, Tibetan Life, Tibetan Religion, Tibetan Marriage
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Qi Huimin and Burgel RM Levy. 2015.    Bilingualism in Song: The Rabbit Song of the Fulaan Nara Huzhu Mongghul.  Asian Highlands Perspectives 36: 106-113, 301-332. Musical notation, and musical and linguistic characteristics of a Chinese-Huzhu Mongghul bilingual song in the Fulaan Nara dialect of Huzhu Mongghul are given.
Topics: Bilingualism, Folk song, Fulaan Nara, Haidong Municipality, Huzhu Mongghul, Monguor, Qinghai, Tu
CITATION Wenchangjia and CK Stuart. 2014. Tibetans, Camels, Yurts, and Singing to the Salt Goddesses: An A mdo Elder Reflects on Local Culture.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  35:103-124. ABSTRACT Historical camel herding and use in Mang ra (Guinan) County, Mtsholho (Hainan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Mtsho sngon (Qinghai) Province, China is described through the recollections of Rin chen skyid (1919-2011) and other lifelong residents of the area. Yurts and salt collecting and culture are...
Topics: A mdo, Tibetan camel herding, Mang ra Guinan, Mtsho lho Hainan, Mtsho sngon Qinghai, Amdo Tibetan...
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CITATION Noseworthy, William. 2013. The Cham's First Highland Sovereign: Po Romé (r. 1627-1651).  Asian Highlands Perspectives   28:155-203. A BSTRACT From 1627 to 1651, a member of the highland Austronesian Churu peoples, Po Romé, ruled over the lowland Austronesian Cham peoples' kingdom of Panduranga (now Khánh Hòa, Bình Thu ậ n, and Ninh Thu ậ n provinces in Vi ệ t Nam). Po Romé has been referred to as the 'Charlemagne' of Cham studies (Bruckmayr, 2013), indicative...
Topics: William Noseworthy, Cham Highland soverign, Po Rome, highland Austronesian Churu, Panduranga, Khanh...
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CITSATION Rdo rje don grub. 2012. Hail Prevention Rituals and Ritual Practitioners in Northeast Amdo.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  21:71-111.  A BSTRACT Hail prevention rituals and  ser srung  'hail prevention ritual practitioners' in Skya rgya Village (Gcan tsha County, Rma lho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Mtsho sngon Province) are described. The origins and history of the  ser srung  are discussed and their ritual implements and practices are detailed. Tibetan texts related to ...
Topics: Rdo rje don grub, hail prevention Tibet, Tibetan weather rituals, Gcan tsha county, ser srung,...
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Balogh, Mátyás. 2018. Review: The Early History of Mongolia.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:398-403. Delgerjargal, P. (П. Дэлгэржаргал) and Z. Batsaihan (З. Батсайхан) (D. Erdenebaatar (Д. Эрдэнэбаатар), ed). 2017. Hünnü (Хүннү) [The Xiongnu]. Ulaanbaatar. 252 pages [238 + 2 (list of images) + 12 (bibliography)], 1 map, 36 images. ISBN 978-99978-58-03-0 (hardback). Delgerjargal, P. (П. Дэлгэржаргал) and S. Ölziibayar (С....
Topics: Mátyás Balogh, Cyrillic Mongolian, Xiongnu, Xianbei, Early History Mongolia, rouran, Turks and...
Kondro Tsering. 2012. A Zorgay Tibetan Childhood and the Swedish translation by Katrin Goldstein-Kyaga as Min tibetanska barndom i Zorgay.  Asian Highlands Perspectives   17. Abstract This autobiographical work describes the author's life growing up on the northeast Tibetan Plateau, in a farming community in Zorgay (Mdzod dge) County, Rnga ba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. The original English text and a Swedish translation are provided. Contents ACCLAIM...
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CITATION Fiskesjö, Magnus. 2013. Review: Naga Identities.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  28:299-304. ABSTRACT Michael Oppitz, Thomas Kaiser, Alban von Stockhausen, and Marion Wettstein (eds). 2008.Naga Identities: Changing Local Cultures in the Northeast of India. Gent: Snoeck Publishers. 464pp, numerous illustrations (400+ photos, drawings, and maps), index, bibliography. ISBN 9789053496794 (hardcover 45USD). This rich volume, with 464 pages packed with information on many aspects of...
Topic: Naga identities, Michael Oppitz, Thomas Kaiser, Alban von Stockhausen, Marion Wettstein, Northeast...
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Aila Pullinen. 2015. Mangghuer Embroidery: A Vanishing Tradition.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  36 : 178-188, 301-332. Visits were undertaken in the years 2001 and 2002 to Minhe Hui and Mangghuer (Tu) Autonomous County, Haidong Municipality, Qinghai Province, China to research and document Mangghuer embroidery. This research is summarized in terms of the history of Mangghuer embroidery, tools and materials, embroidery techniques, embroidered items, and embroidery's significance in...
Topics: Embroidery, Mangghuer, Minhe, Monguor, Qinghai, Tu
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Mark Bender. 2015. Slinking Between Realms: Musk Deer as Prey in Yi Oral Literature.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  37:99-121.  This paper concerns the representation of various species of musk deer in the folk literature and lore of the Yi ethnic group of southwest China. The Yi are one of the largest of China's fifty-five ethnic minority groups, numbering close to seven million. Most Yi live in mountain environments of Yunnan Province, southern Sichuan and western Guizhou provinces, with a...
Topics: Musk Deer, Yi Oral Literature, Southwest China, Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangxi, Zhuang
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Citation Gerald Roche, Nag tshang grub rgyal, and Mtsho mo skyid. 2009. Tibetan Life and Tibetological Discourse: Differences and Recommendations.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  1:313-329. Abstract  Heider's method of auto-ethnography is used to examine differences between everyday life as perceived by Tibetans and the Western Tibetological discourse that seeks to represent it. The significance of these differences is further discussed by examining the failure of critical discourse to impact...
Topics: AHP 1, Tibetan life, Tibetological discourse, Tibetan autoethnography, Tibetan everyday life,...
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Citation Bkra shis dpal 'bar. 2011. Rgyas bzang Tibetan Tribe Hunting Lore.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  10:285-315. Abstract The Yul shul (Yushu) Rgyas bzang Tribe historically possessed a rich hunting tradition. Wildlife was hunted for food and other animal products. By 2007, hunting culture had diminished due to improvements in living conditions, wildlife protection laws, greater state control of wildlife product skin market and gun ownership, animal diseases, and the absence of such...
Topics: AHP 10, Bkrashis dpal 'bar, Rgyas bzang Tibetan, tribal hunting lore, Yul shul, Rgyas bzang Tribe,...
Citation Horlemann, Bianca. 2012. Tibetans and Muslims in Northwest China: Economic and Political Aspects of a Complex Historical Relationship.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  21:141-186. A BSTRACT In the past and today, Tibetan-Muslim relations in Qinghai and Gansu are often associated with violent conflicts sparked by religious differences or 'interethnic hatred'. A more nuanced study of the history of Tibetan-Muslim relations, however, reveals complexity as well as considerable local...
Topics: Bianca Horlemann, Tibetan-Muslim relationships, northwest China history, economic political...
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 Citation Mark Bender. 2011. Echoes From Si Gang Lih: Burao Yilu's 'Moon Mountain'.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  10:99-128. Abstract Wa poet Burao Yilu's utilization of myth, ritual, and folk customs in representing the Wa ethnic group in the poem 'Moon Mountain' is discussed. Negative stereotypes of the Wa, an indigenous people of southwestern Yunnan Province, China, include the now forbidden practice of headhunting. By referencing the origin myth 'Si gang lih' and evoking images of...
Topics: AHP 10, Burao Yilu poet, Wa poetry, Moon Mountain poem, Yunnan minorities, Sinophone poetry China,...
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CITATION Tsering Bum. 2016. Guardians of Nature: Tibetan Pastoralists and the Natural World. Asian Highlands Perspectives 42. Abstract Guardians of Nature is a clearly written and very insightful view of the political economic, environmental, and social-cultural transformations reshaping lives and livelihoods on the Tibetan Plateau. Written as a first-hand narrative account of his work over several years with Hashul villagers in Yulshul, Tsering Bum’s perceptive book discusses key issues of...
Topics: AHP 42, Tsering Bum, Guardians of Nature, Tibetan Pastoralists, Nature World, political economic,...
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Citation Lcags so lhun 'grub. 2017. Stolen Horses.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  47:54-59. Abstract Our head teacher concluded class, assigned homework for the holiday, and then counted the students diligently. As soon as we were dismissed we ran to the school gate, like a flood rushes to the valley. I was the fastest among the students. At the gate, I turned and waited for the next student. I counted who was second, third, and so on. In fact, I could only count from one to twenty...
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CITATION Bsod nams 'gyur med. 2013. Folktales from Gcig sgril.  Asian Highlands Perspectives   28:207-223. A BSTRACT I was born in Khra la'i Village, Smin thang Township, Gcig sgril County, Mgo log Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Mtsho sngon (Qinghai) Province, in 1991. I have a brother, 'Gro phan, and younger sister, Pad+ma mtsho. My father works in the township hospital. Most of Khra la'i Village territory is grazing land for yaks, sheep, and horses. The landscape is very beautiful and the...
Topic: Tibetan folktales, Bsod nams 'gyur med, Smin thang Township, Gcig sgril County, Mgo log Prefecture,...
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原文发表于 朱永忠, CK Stuart  著。朱永忠译。 2017 。青海东部农村傩祭仪式 —— 民和土族纳顿歌。 亚洲高原视角 (AHP) 期刊   49: 145-158 简介 每年秋天,中国西北青海东部的三川土族村庄分别举行为期一天的娱神节 -...
Topics: 亚洲高原视角(AHP)期刊, 民和, 土族, 纳顿歌
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原文发表于 Devin Gonier, Rgyal yum sgrol ma 著。朵达拉译。2017。青藏高原上的传销。 亚洲高原视角(AHP)期刊  49: 124-144 简介...
Topic: 藏区教育,藏区的工作市场,传销,重新定居,青藏高原
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Zla ba sgrol ma. 2012. Silence in the Valley of Songs.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  12. The text and more than one hundred full-page color plates document Tibetan folk music (particularly work songs), and local life in the Sman shod Valley, Sde dge County, Dkar mdzes Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. Bo nyed, a local elder, describes the situation that motivated this timely documentation, "In the past we sang constantly, but now people don't sing no matter where...
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VOLUME 1   From the Editors Charles Kevin Stuart, Gerald Roche, and Tshe dbang rdo rje     Articles   Amdo Tibetan Tongue Twisters Blo rtan rdo rje, Charles Kevin Stuart, and Gerald Roche   An Amdo Tibetan Village New Year Trance Medium Ritual Dpal ldan bkra shis and Charles Kevin Stuart   Calling Back the Lost na53 mLi53 Tibetan Soul Libu Lakhi, Charles Kevin Stuart, and Gerald Roche   Dying Hunters, Poison Plants, and Mute Slaves: Nature and Tradition in Contemporary Nuosu Yi Poetry...
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CITATION Thurston, Timothy and Tsering Samdrup. 2012. An A mdo Tibetan Pastoral Family's Lo sar in Stong kor Village.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  21:33-69.  ABSTRACT  This paper describes a single family's preparations and celebrations for the 2010 Tibetan Lo sar 'New Year' in Stong skor Village, Mang ra County, Mtsho lho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, PR China. It then compares the findings with other studies of Lo sar practices, and calls for more descriptive areal...
Topics: Lo sar, Tibetan New Year, Qinghai Tibetan, Mangra County, Mtsho lho Prefecture, Asian Highlands...
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Sun Hóngkai (Mtsho mo skyid and Gerald Roche, translators; Thomas Roche, introduction). 2009. The Ersu Shaba Pictographic Writing System.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  1:159-186.   The Ersu are a Qiangic people living in southern Sìchuan Province. A diminishing number of Ersu religious practitioners known as  shaba employ a pictographic writing system described in Sun Hóngkai's 1982 article that is the subject of this translation. An introduction provides background on Sun Hóngkai and...
Topics: Ersu, Sun Hongkai, Mstho mo skyid, Gerald Roche, Ersu Shaba Pictographic, Ersu writing system,...
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G.yu lha. 2012. Warming Your Hands with Moonlight: Lavrung Tibetan Oral Traditions and Culture.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  13. Lavrung is a little studied Qiangic language spoken by a small group of Tibetans in Rangtang County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. This work provides the first monographic introduction to Lavrung Tibetans and their language and culture, focusing on the use of trilingual (Lavrung, Chinese, and Tibetan) figurative speech in...
Topics: Lavrung Tibetan, Qiangic language, Tibetans Rangtang, Aba Tibetan Qiang, Sichuan China, Lavrung...
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Tsering Bum (CK Stuart, Ramona Johnson, Solomon Rino, Gerald Roche, Timothy Thurston, and Gabriela Samcewicz, eds). 2013. A Northeastern Tibetan Childhood.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  27. Tsering Bum (b. 1985) describes his early life in Amdo in terms of dreams, herding, punishment from a lama, schooling experiences, attending a Kalachakra teaching, a lhatzi gathering, irrigation, his grandfather, archery, and other important moments and influences. CONTENTS ACCLAIM 1 INTRODUCTION 2 AFTER...
Topics: Tsering Bum, and Tibetan, Tibetan Studies, Autoethnography, Life Writing (Literature), Amdo,...
Gerald Roche, Keith Dede, Fernanda Pirie, and Benedict Copps. 2015. Centering the Local: A Festschrift for Dr. Charles Kevin Stuart on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  37. This collection of essays celebrates the life and work of Dr. Charles Kevin Stuart. For more than three decades, Kevin Stuart has quietly exerted considerable influence on scholarship on Tibet, China, and Mongolia, demonstrating a particular sensitivity to emic voices, facilitating...
Topics: Amdo Tibetan, Asian Highlands Perspectives, love songs, la gzhas, Gansu, Qinghai, Mongghul folksong...
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Citation Klu thar rgyal. 2017. Brtson 'grus. Asian Highlands Perspectives 47:103-104. Abstract Every time I went home and left for school, Brtson 'grus and my mother were always the first to come greet me, and the last to see me off when I left. Brtson 'grus was my family's watchdog, a job he had had for fifteen years. When I returned home this last summer holiday, I suddenly realized both Mother and Brtson 'grus were aging... Brtson 'grus first came to my home one cold winter. Father...
Topics: AHP 47, Tibetan beloved animals, Tibetan Studies, Klu thar rgyal, Tibetan dogs, Tibetan watchdogs,...
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Citation Dpal ldan bkra shis and Charles Kevin Stuart. 2009. An Amdo Tibetan Village New Year Trance Medium Ritual.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  1:53-63. Abstract Gling rgyal Village's (Tongren County, Rma lho [Huangnan] Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Mtsho sngon [Qinghai] Province, China) Mag pa Mountain God lha ba Lo sar (Tibetan New Year) Ritual is described. Despite recent scholarly attention to Reb gong klu rol, ritualized lha ba activity and dances in the context of Lo sar in...
Topics: Gling rgyal Village, Tongren County Huangnan, Mag pa Mountain God, lha ba, Losar New Year, Tibetan...
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CITATION Rohlf, Gregory. 2013. Review: Explorers and Scientists in China's Borderlands. Asian Highlands Perspectives 28:393-396. ABSTRACT Denise M Glover, Stevan Harrel, Charles F McKhann, and Margaret Byrne Swain (eds). 2011. Explorers and Scientists in China's Borderlands, 1880-1950. Seattle: University of Washington Press. xii+300pp, notes, gazetteer, references, contributors, index. ISBN 9780295991184 (paperback 35USD). This collection of eight biographical essays from a 2007 symposium...
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Citation Lcags so lhun 'grub. 2017. Red drug: A Faithful Horse. Asian Highlands Perspectives 47:82-83. Abstract My family had three horses in 2016, but when I was about five years old (2006) we had seven horses. Over time, we sold four horses to people living in other communities. We do not want to sell horses to Chinese and Muslim businessmen because Father says, "They take the horses directly to big slaughterhouses and kill them." Instead, we prefer to sell our livestock,...
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Citation M Alyson Prude. 2016. Pilgrim of the Clear Light: the Biography of Dr. Walter Y. Evans-Wentz.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  40:425-430. Abstract Review of: Ken Winkler. 2013. Pilgrim of the Clear Light: The Biography of Dr. Walter Y. Evans-Wentz. Bangkok: BooksMango. 190pp. Nine photos, foreword, acknowledgments, introduction, notes, about the author. ISBN 978-1633231160 (paper 14.99USD; eBook 4.99USD). As various English-language translations have collectively sold more than...
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Norsang. 2010. A Bleeding Watermelon.  Asian Highlands Perspectives 6:307-311. A Bleeding Watermelon was written by Norsang (Nor bzang;b. 1988), a native of Dpa ris (Rab rgyas (Huazangsi 华藏寺 Township, Tianzhu 天祝 Tibetan Autonomous County, Gansu 甘肃 Province). Norsang writes: I heard that a university student opened an elevator door in a campus building still under construction. The elevator shaft was empty and he fell to his death. Many people had questions about his death. This...
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2012. Asian Highlands Perspectives 21.  ARTICLES A Space for the Possible : Globalization and English Language Learning for Tibetan Students in China by Rebecca Clothey and Elena McKinlay An A mdo Tibetan Pastoralists' Family Lo sar in Stong skor Village  by Timothy Thurston and Tsering Samdrup Hail Prevention Rituals and Ritual Practitioners in Northeast A mdo Rdo rje don grub Pyramid Schemes on the Tibetan Plateau Devin Gonier and Rgyal yum sgrol ma Tibetans and Muslims in Northwest China :...
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Citation Mo lha dgu 'khor. 2017. An Old Yak Finds Youthful Energy. Asian Highlands Perspectives 47:191-192. Abstract A herdsman was riding his old yak bull into town. The yak walked slowly, with his head down. Sometimes, the herdsman thought the old yak would stop completely, and then he would kick it in the sides. The old yak would then walk a little faster for a while, but then slow down again. ..
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Citation Limusishiden and Gerald Roche. 2016. Socializing with Gods in the Mongghul Bog Ritual.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  40:35-74 Abstract This article introduces a communal ritual, known as Bog, as practiced among the Mongghul, a linguistically and culturally distinct group of people of the northeast Tibetan Plateau. The main activity of the Bog ritual involves deities and ancestral souls being invited to a sumptuous "banquet" where religious practitioners, called fashi,...
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Mgon po tshe ring. 2010. The Brag 'go Wolf Begging Ritual.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  6:7-22.  A ritual performed in 1999 in Dge rtse (Genzhi 更知) Township, Brag 'go (Luhuo 炉霍) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi 甘孜) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan (四川)  Province is described. The ritual involved a man, his son
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Zhu Shikui and Cheng Qijun. 2010. A New Investigation of the Geographic Position of the Báilán Capital of the Tŭyùhún.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  6:99-150. Báilán, of the Tŭyùhún Kingdom, is an extremely important place name in the ethnic history of ancient China. Throughout the more than 900 year medieval period of Chinese history–the Wèi, Jìn, Northern and Southern dynasties, Táng, Sòng, and Yuán eras (third to thirteenthcenturies)–the name Báilán remained in...
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CITATION Luo, Yu. 2014. Review: Empire and Identity in Guizhou. Asian Highlands Perspectives 35:227-236. ABSTRACT Review of Weinstein, Jodi L. 2014. Empire and Identity in Guizhou: Local Resistance to Qing  Expansion. (Studies on Ethnic Groups in China.) Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press. xvi+217pp, 3 maps (xiv-xvi); foreword by Stevan Harrell, acknowledgments, notes, Chinese glossary, bibliography, index. ISBN 9780295993270 (paperback $30.00); ISBN 9780295993263 (hardback $75.00)....
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Citation Dbang 'dus sgrol ma. 2017. A Faithful Dog. Asian Highlands Perspectives  47:91-95. Abstract In a time, incomparably long ago during an era as old as the stars and as long as the rivers, there was a king named A thos, who was renowned for his kindness and courage. The land he ruled was prosperous and peaceful. However, one year a disastrous drought struck and thousands of people died of famine.  As an old granny told this story, she poured milk from a little bowl onto the head of...
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CITATION Yang Jialiang 杨佳亮 (Wan Zekun 万泽坤, illustrator; and CK Stuart, Gabriela Samcewicz, and Gaye Sargent, eds). 2017. An Unexpected Gift From the Gods: Boyhood in Northwest China.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  46. Abstract   In 2015, I was twenty-three and no longer a child who smiled at everyone after his mother's death. Most of my fellow villagers had moved to cities. The village lanes were overgrown with weeds.  Some houses had collapsed. Our house still stood,...
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Citation Tshe dbang rdo rje. 2017. Tricking the Landlord's Wife. Asian Highlands Perspectives 47:222-223. Abstract   After tricking the landlord a few times, the news spread among servants. They then all knew Uncle Ston pa. One day, the landlord's wife also heard this news. Unhappy to hear about her husband being humiliated, she was eager to take revenge. She put on her best robe and rode her best stallion to meet Uncle Ston pa, whom she found washing his dirty clothes by a village stream....
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Sonan Jetsun. 2010. Folktale: The King Of Seven Seeds.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  6:313-320.
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Trent Pomplun. 2010. Jesuit on the Roof of the World: Ippolito Desideri's Mission to Tibet. New York: Oxford University Press, xvi + 302 pages, ISBN 978-0-19-537786-6 (hardback 29.95USD).  Michael J. Sweet (trans) and Leonard Zwilling (ed). 2010. Mission to Tibet: The Extraordinary Eighteenth-Century Account of Father Ippolito Desideri, S. J. Boston: Wisdom Publications, xxiv + 797 pages, ISBN 978-086171-676-0 (paperback 34.95USD). Donald S. Lopez Jr. and Thupten Jinpa. 2017. Dispelling the...
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AT-COST HARD COPY:  https://bit.ly/2EXrvXJ ONLINE PDF (open access; free download): https://bit.ly/2SP2VzR CONTENTS Articles   9-32 Constructing Sacred Space: Establishing Ritual Space for the Initiation or Promotion of a Shaman Peter Knecht 33-65 The Five-Color Theme in Dongba Scriptures Xu Duoduo   66-78 A Brief Socio-Linguistic Survey of Zhouqu Tibetan Abe Powell and Peter Gokey 79-147 Tibetan Daily Life on the Gcan tsha thang Grassland Sangs rgyas bkra shis with CK Stuart Perspectives...
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CITATION Singh, Binod. 2013. Review: Recent Research on Ladakh. Asian Highlands Perspectives 28:357-361. ABSTRACT Monisha Ahmed and John Bray (eds). 2009. Recent Research on Ladakh 2009: Papers from the 12th Colloquium of the International Association for Ladakh Studies, Kargil. Leh: International Association for Ladakh Studies. 183pp, illustrations. (paper 450INR). Although strategic interests between India, China, and Pakistan bring the region of Leh-Ladakh into the news, this area has...
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Limusishiden. 2018. Flower of the Fourth Moon: My Mongghul Mother-Saihua.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:188-206. Limusishiden interviewed his mother, Saihua (b. 1946), on 19 November 2017 at their home in Tughuan Village, Danma Town, Huzhu Mongghul (Tu) Autonomous County, Qinghai Province, PR China. He recorded her using an audio recorder, later listened to this material again, took notes in Mongghul, and then wrote this text in English.  Saihua's was given the name Siyuehua (fourth...
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Klu rgya. 2018. Tibetan Restaurateur: Klu Rgyal.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:164-187. I am Klu rgyal from Ya rdzi (Xunhua) Salar (Sala, Za lar) Autonomous County of Mtsho sngon (Qinghai) Province. I was born in rural /Dmag dpon (Muhong) Village and grew up with two brothers and a sister under my parents' good care. I completed school in the rural villages of my home place before entering Mtsho sngon Nationalities University, where I graduated with a BA in Tibetan Language and Literature...
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Libu Lakhi, Tsering Bum, and Charles Kevin Stuart. 2009. China's na53 mʑi53 Tibetans: Life, Language and Folklore Volume Two.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  2B. This remarkable book is the product of a fruitful collaboration among a native speaker of na53 mʑi53 kha11 tho11, Tibetan and Chinese consultants, and a dedicated group of Westerners resident in China. It affords the reader an intimate glimpse into traditional na53 mʑi53 life, now well on its way to disappearing along with...
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Citation Tshe lha. 2017. A Clever Man. Asian Highlands Pespectives 47:113-114. Abstract   One day, a king asked one of his servants, "What is your name?" "My honorable king, my name is Clever," the servant replied.  "What? My name is Clever. How is it possible that you could have the same name?" the king shouted in surprise.  The servant said, "My honorable king, there is no reason my name is Clever." The king replied, "You can't be named Clever...
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'Brug mo skyid. 2018. Review: The Oath of Bulongde.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:319-332. Liangjiong·Langsa 亮炯·朗萨. 2006. Bulongde shiyan 布隆德誓言 [The Oath of Bulongde]. Beijing 北京: Waiwen chubanshe 外文出版社 [Foreign Language Press]. 375 pp. ISBN 7-119-04529-6 (paperback 36RMB).  Lainchung Nangsa (Stephen F Pomroy and Dong Rui, translators). 2016. The Oath of Polungde. Beijing 北京: Zhongyi chubanshe 中译出版社 [Chinese Translation Publishing House]....
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CITATION   Noseworthy, William B. 2012. Review:  Spirits of Place .  Asian Highlands Perspectives  21:455-459.   ABSTRACT Holt, John Clifford. 2009.   Spirits of the Place: Buddhism and Lao Religious Culture . Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press. xiii+348. Black and  white photographs and maps throughout, seven  color plates after page 194, Lao transformations of the  Ramayana , description of the cult of  kwan , chapter notes, bibliography, index. ISBN: 978-0-8248-3327-5...
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Citation Gonier, Devin and Rgyal yum sgrol ma. 2012. Pyramid Schemes on the Tibetan Plateau.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  21:113-140.  A BSTRACT The unique features of pyramid schemes and certain underlying causes for their development on the Tibetan Plateau are analyzed. Research was conducted by analyzing 521 surveys, allowing estimation of pyramid scheme activity on the Plateau and an identification of related cultural and social specificities. Firsthand accounts were collected...
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Citation Litong Chen. 2017. Development of Daohua: Social contexts of a Chinese-Tibetan Creole.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  44:122-140. Abstract: Daohua is a recently-discovered Chinese-Tibetan creole spoken in Yajiang County, Sichuan Province, China. While its lexicon is predominantly Chinese, its grammar is basically Tibetan. This study investigates the social contexts of the development of Daohua in the past three centuries, which is divided into two stages. The watershed is the early...
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Citation Limisishiden. 2017. A Mongghul Evil Expelling Whip.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  44:245-255. Abstract A whip used in exorcisms that was kept in a Mongghul (Tu) home in Huzhu Mongghul (Tu) Autonomous County, Qinghai Province, PR China in 2016 is described, including how it was made, the whip's creation during the time of a lunar eclipse, and the role of the whip in exorcisms. Four types of whip are described.
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Citation Paul K Nietupski. 2009. The Fourth Belmang: Bodhisattva, Estate Lord, Tibetan Militia Leader, and Chinese Government Official.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  1:187-211. Abstract Social and political changes in the greater Labrang Monastery region of northeastern Tibet, in southern Gansu, eastern Qinghai, and northern Sichuan provinces are described. Particular focus is on the major events and phases of the lifetime of Jikmé Tsultrim Namgyalba (1918-1957) the fourth rebirth of the...
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Blo rtan rdo rje, Charles Kevin Stuart, and Gerald Roche. 2009. Amdo Tibetan Tongue Twisters.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  1:17-51.   AMDO TIBETAN TONGUE TWISTERS Blo rtan rdo rje (University of Oslo), Charles Kevin Stuart (Independent Scholar), and Gerald Roche (Griffith University/ Qinghai Normal University) ABSTRACT Tibetan tongue twisters are a distinctive and significant part of Tibetan oral folk literature. They are made up of words and phrases related to what people see and...
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CITATION Weiner, Benno. 2014. Review: Monastic and Lay Traditions of North-Eastern Tibet.  Asian Highlands Perspectives 35:237-242.   ABSTRACT Review ofYangdon Dhondup, Ulrich Pagel, and Geoffrey Samuel (eds). 2013. Monastic and Lay Traditions of North-Eastern Tibet. Leiden and Boston: Brill. viii. +244. Four Maps, fifteenillustrations, preface, index. Volume 33, Brill's Tibetan Studies Library. ISBN: 9789004255692 (hardcover, 112.50USD).   Monastic and Lay Traditions in North-Eastern Tibet,...
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Xu Duoduo. 2018. The Five-Color Theme In Dongba Scriptures.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:33-65. I compared the two translated versions of The Advent of Dragons collected during fieldwork with a Ruke Dongba priest and found many inconsistencies in the same scripture and even within single verses. These inconsistencies may derive from oral composition mechanisms, for example, the aim to adapt the content to metric patterns. These complexities are mainly attested in verses related to the...
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Citation Sigley, Gary. 2016. The Mountain Changers: Lifestyle Migration in Southwest China.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  40:233-296. Abstract In the early twenty-first century, the People's Republic of China (PRC) continues its remarkable transformation that encompasses all facets of social life. One of the most significant, visible forms of such change is urbanization. Chinese cities are rapidly expanding and, according to some reports, will grow by a staggering 400 million people over the...
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CITATION Pad+ma dbang chen. 2012. Silent as a Winter Cuckoo: My Grandparent's Lovers. Asian Highlands Perspectives 21:421-426.  ABSTRACT When my grandparents were children, parents were gods and their decisions about such issues as marriage and the choice of marriage partners were final. Children had no right to choose a spouse. Many parents found a daughter-in-law with a blood relationship for their son, believing this would better ensure family harmony. Consequently, many Tibetans struggled...
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CITATION G.yang mtsho skyid. 2012. Set Free by Tragedy. Asian Highlands Perspectives 21:387-395.  ABSTRACT I was born in a rural community – Hor Village, Tsho drug (Cuozhou) Township, Gcan tsha (Jianzha) County, Qinghai Province, China. I graduated from Qinghai Normal University with a BA in English and Tibetan and then found my current job, teaching English at Jianzha County Number One Nationalities' Middle School. I enjoy writing stories because I think they explore social phenomena in...
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CITATION Dpal mo skyid. 2013. 'The Descent of Blessings': Ecstasy  and Revival among the Tibetan Bon Communities in Reb gong.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  28:25-79. A BSTRACT Byin 'bebs  'the descent of blessings' is an ecstatic state and expression of faith among the Bon community in Reb gong County, Rma lho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China, associated with the biannual Chos thog chen mo ritual. After 1958, the descent of blessings was not seen again until 1999. Bon...
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CITATION Sonam Doomtso (Suolang Dongcuo 索朗东措) (BB Copps and CK Stuart, eds). 2011. A Tibetan Nomad Girl's Changing Worlds.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  19. ABSTRACT Sonam Doomtso (b. 1987) describes her lived experiences and recollections encompassing the first twenty years of her life. These include living on the grassland in Sichuan Province, experiences with relatives and neighbors; attending schools; moving to Lhasa; religious fasting; pilgrimage; encounters with marmot...
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CITATION Pad+ma skyabs. 2013. The Price of a Thesis.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  28:263-267.   ABSTRACT "Ring...ring..." bleated a mobile phone, waking Lha mo, a student in the Tibetan Department at a well-known nationalities university. She raised her head languidly and looked around the dorm room. Her roommates were applying various cosmetics and lotions to their faces, getting ready for class. The warm sun heated her bed. She slowly turned her head to the right and gazed at a...
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CITATION Nyima Gyamtsan. 2014. A Small Piece of Turquoise.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  35:127-141. Abstract My friend, who I will call Tashi, told me this story about running away from his home in the grasslands of Trika, to Lhasa. I've embellished certain aspects of the story, but also left out certain events. Although based on reality, this story should be considered fictional.
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