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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
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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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 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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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...
Konchok Gelek. 2018. Review: A Step Away from Paradise.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:346-350. In the early twentieth century in a remote region of Golok, Tibet, Tulshuk Lingpa demonstrated this quality while very young. He grabbed a phurba, a ritual dagger with a pointed three-edge blade,  from the empty space of air above him in front of monk novices and his teacher.  Tulshuk Lingpa's father was also a terton with two wives, a common practice among lingpa. The second wife was a dakini...
Topics: Thomas K Shor, Step Away Paradise, Golok Tibet, Tulshuk Lingpa, terton, Phuntsok Choeden, Konchok...
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Cititation Chos bstan rgyal (Gerald Roche, ed). 2012. Following the Herds: Rhythms of Tibetan Pastoral Life in A Mdo. Asian Highlands Perspectives 32. Abstract This ground-breaking book provides unique insights into the knowledge and practices that helped pastoralists sustain the grasslands of Tibet for millennia. Following an introduction to the community, its territory, history, and other salient features, local pastoral production and the annual pastoral cycle are described. Remaining...
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Citation Dbang rgyal don grub དབང་རྒྱལ་དོན་གྲུབ། and Tshe ring rdo rje ཚེ་རིང་རྡོ་རྗེ། 2018. The Magician.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  50. Abstract  Dbang rgyal don grub and Tshe ring rdo rje present what may be the first play/script written in English by Tibetans in China. The focus is on "the deeply rooted dependence many Tibetans have on religion and religious figures, some of whom are frauds and use religion as a...
Topics: AHP 50, Dbang rgyal don grub, Tshe ring rdo rje, Tibetan magicians, Tibetan religious...
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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 'Jam dbyangs skyabs འཇམ་དབྱངས་སྐྱབས། 2019. Transitions འགྱུར་མཚམས།.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  54. Abstract The Tibetan photographer, 'Jam dbyangs skyabs interprets photographs he has taken in his home community (45) and in metropolitan Xi'an (147) through his memory of life on the grassland, the space, and the personalities where he was reared. The images invoke an immense nostalgia for his past while contemplating the...
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Citation 2014. Asian Highlands Perspectives Volume 35. Abstract ASIAN HIGHLANDS PERSPECTIVES  Volume 35 Volume 35 of  Asian Highlands Perspectives  features four articles ranging from studies of yurts, camels and marmots, to Sinophone Tibetan author Alai. It also includes three pieces of short fiction by Nima Gyamtsan, Huatse Gyal, and Limusishiden, as well as seven book reviews.
Topics: AHP 35, yurts, camels, marmots, Sinophone author Alai, Tibetan writer Alai, Nima Gyamtsan, Huatse...
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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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 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,...
CITATION : Tshes bcu lha mo (CK Stuart, ed). 2013. Mushroom Ghosts, Belligerent Yaks, and Cranberry Cocktails: A Brag 'go Tibetan  Woman's Early Life.   Asian Highlands Perspectives   29. Abstract: shes bcu lha mo, a native of Nor bu khug Village (Brag 'go Township, Brag 'go County Town, Dkar mdzes Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China) writes about her mother, her grandmother, and her great grandmother. She also describes her own childhood, including herding adventures, being attacked by a...
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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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Rin chen rdo rje and Charles Kevin Stuart. 2009. Seating, Money, and Food at An Amdo Village Funeral.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  1:237-294. Seating, food, and money are discussed in the context of funerals held in the Amdo Tibetan village of Lo khog, located in Mar khu thang Town, Gcan tsha County, Rma lho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, PR China. An analysis of these three elements, combined with an intimate personal account of the funeral of the first author's...
Topics: Tibetan funerals, Rinchen rdorje, Charles Kevin Stuart, Amdo Village Funeral, Lo khog, Mar khu...
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Citation Skal dbang skyid, Sha bo don sgrub rdo rje, Sgrol ma mtsho, Gerald Roche, Eric Schweickert, and Dpa' rtse rgyal. 2011. "I, Ya Ri A Bsod, Am A Dog": The Life and Music of a Tibetan Mendicant Singer.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  10:177-230. Abstract The life and music of Ya ri A bsod, a Tibetan composer and singer who lived in the early twentieth century, is described. Ya ri A bsod wandered through Tibetan nomad areas where contemporary Qinghai, Gansu, and Sichuan provinces...
Topics: AHP 10, Asian Highlands Perspectives, Tibetan composer singer, Yari absod, Qinghai Gansu Sichuan,...
Kehoe, Séagh. 2018. Review: Oral and Literary Continuities in Modern Tibetan Literature: The Inescapable Nation. Asian Highlands Perspectives 51:341-345. Lama Jabb. 2015. Oral and Literary Continuities in Modern Tibetan Literature: The Inescapable Nation. London: Lexington Books. ix + 277. Acknowledgements, index, bibliography, index, biography. ISBN 978-1498503334 (handbac 95USD; electronic 90USD). Oral and Literary Continuities in Modern Tibet: The Inescapable Nation, Lama Jabb's...
Topics: Modern Tibetan literature, Tibet, Modern Tibetan Cultur, Modern Tibetan Writing
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CITATION Chandra, Uday. 2014. Review: A Century of Protests. Asian Highlands Perspectives 35:219-225. ABSTRACT Arupjyoti Saikia. 2013. A Century of Protests: Peasant Politics in Assam Since 1900. New Delhi and Abingdon: Routledge. xvi+480pp, 3 maps. ISBN 978-0-415-81194-1 (hardcover 97.49USD). Notwithstanding its somewhat misleading subtitle, A Century of Protests is a painstaking reconstruction of the checkered agrarian history of the Brahmaputra Valley between the passage of the Assam Land...
Topics: Indian studies, Indian Studies (Cross Cultural Studies), India, Assam, Indian security studies,...
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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)....
Topics: Yuan Dynasty, Qing Dynasty (Ch'ing Dynasty), China studies, Late Qing History, Modern China...
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C ITATION Nyangchakja (Snying lcags rgyal/ Niangjijia  娘吉加 ). 2016. The  Last Dragon Banquet? Changing Wedding Traditions in an Amdo Tibetan  Community.    Asian Highlands Perspectives   41. Abstract The Last Dragon Banquet? provides details on an Amdo Tibetan community's history, population, education, economy, religion, language, housing, treatment of death, divination, conflict, and clothing. This is followed by a detailed ethnographic study of village weddings focusing on...
Topics: AHP 41, Asian Highlands Perspectives, Amdo Tibetan weddings, oral history Amdo, Tibetan weddings...
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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...
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CITATION Smyer Yu, Dan and Zomkyid Drolma. 2012. Review:  《建构现代中国的 藏传佛教徒》 . Asian Highlands Perspectives  21:487-495.  ABSTRACT 滕华睿 . 2012.  建构现代中国的藏传佛教徒 Tibetan Buddhists in the Making of Modern China.  香港 : 香 港大学出版社 . xxi+344. Black and white illustrations. Soft cover. ISBN 978-9-6220-9274-7 (150HKD).  腾华睿 (Gray Tuttle) 的著作《建构现代中国的藏传佛教徒》 ( Tibetan Buddhists in the Making...
Topics: 现代中国, 藏传佛教徒, 藏学界, 佛学界, 佛教, 现代汉藏民族, 藏学, Asian...
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Citation: Roger Bates and Nicky Harman, 2014. The Lost World of Ladakh – Early Photographic Journeys in the Indian Himalaya 1931 – 1934.   Asian Highlands Perspe ctives . Volume 31. Abstract: A superb collection of 150 black-and-white photographs of 1930s Ladakh, capturing its final days as a hub of trade routes between Tibet and Kashmir, India and Yarkand. These portraits of people, landscapes and Buddhist ceremonies taken by amateur photographer Rupert Wilmot, are notable for their...
Topics: ladakh, Tibetan, the lost world of ladakh, indian himalaya, Rupert Wilmot
Geoffrey Samuel. 2015. 'Zomia': New Constructions of the Southeast Asian Highlands and Their Tibetan Implications.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  37:221-249.  The concept of 'Zomia' was first advanced in a paper published in 2002 by the Dutch scholar Willem van Schendel (van  Schendel 2002). Van Schendel's early work concerned the hill peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tract in Eastern Bangladesh (e.g. van Schendel 1992). In his 2002 paper, he pointed to the arbitrariness of the divisions we...
Topics: 'Zomia', Tibetan Studies, van Schendel, Asian Studies,, Asia, Tibet, Muslim Central Asia, Mongols
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Citation Pad+ma skyabs. 2017. The Buddha Image Eats Rtsam ba. Asian Highlands Perspectives 47:162-164. Abstract Many years ago, Uncle Ston pa was so poor that he had nothing of value except a donkey. When spring's lengthening days arrived, he was quickly running out of food. He then asked his rich but miserly neighbor, Stobs rgyal, for some rtsam ba 'barley flour'. As he expected, Stobs rgyal refused. ...
Topics: AHP 47, Pad+ma skyabs, Uncle Ston pa, Tibetan trickster, Tibetan humor, Tibetan humorous story,...
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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...
Topic: Ethnography, Tibetan Studies, Autobiography, China studies, Lhasa, religious fasting, pilgrimage,...
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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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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.  
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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 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 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 Plateau Narratives 2017. 2017.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  47. Abstract The Editors of Asian Highlands Perspectives ( AHP ) are pleased to announce PLATEAU NARRATIVES 2017. AHP 47 features "Memories and Experiences" (six texts), "Beloved Animals" (ten texts), "Folktales" (thirteen texts), "A rig grad po" (four texts), "Uncle Ston pa" (thirty-five texts), and "Short Stories" (two texts). These texts range from a lengthy...
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Citation Howes, Hilary. 2016. Review: Towards sustainable use of rangelands in north-west China.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  40:465-471. Abstract Review of: Victor Squires, Hua Limin, Zhang Degang, and Li Guolin (eds). 2010. Towards Sustainable Use of Rangelands in North-West China. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York: Springer Science+Business Media B.V. xxxi + 353. 95 figures, 42 tables, 18 boxes, author index, subject index. ISBN: 978-90-481-9621-0 (hardcover, 184.99EUR),...
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Limusishiden. 2015. The Last Outstanding Mongghul Folksong Singer.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  37:79-98.  Lamuzhaxi, Mongghul (Tu, Monguor), is from Guangma Village, Danma Town, Huzhu Mongghul Autonomous County, in Haidong Municipality. He speaks Mongghul, Tibetan, and the local variety of Chinese. He was  ninety-two years old when my wife, Jugui, and I visited him in his home on 1 March 2014. In the following, Lamuzhaxi retells his life story, especially his experience as a folksinger....
Topics: Mongghul Folksongs, Folksong Singer, Tu, Monguor, Danma Town, Huzhu
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Citation Rnam rgyal. 2017. A Hen for a Horse. Asian Highlands Perspectives 47:125-126. Abstract Long ago in the southeastern part of Tibet on the banks of a very large, fast-flowing river, there was a village where local farmers gathered to trade field produce, goods such as meat and dairy products from pastoral areas, silver and gold items, livestock, and weapons. A young man and his father lived together in this village. The young man had a business selling eggs. He was very content with his...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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Citation G. Yung ‘brug and Rin chen rdo rje. 2011.  Dmu rdo: A Powerful Hero and Mountain Deity.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  10:73-98. Abstract Dmu rdo (Rgyas bzang dialect: mɜ dʉ) accounts were frequently heard in Rgyas bzang (Jizong) Village, Kha mdo (Shuizi) Township, Rong brag (Danba) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China in 2010. An account of a pilgrimage to Dmu rdo in 1993 is given, along with a Dmu rdo story in the International...
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Thurston, Timothy. 2010. Review of Hartley, L and P Schiaffini-Vedani (eds)  Modern Tibetan Literature and Social Change .  Asian Highlands Perspectives  6:297-301. Fiction, as understood in the West, was not a strong part of the Tibetan literary tradition (Stein 1972, 251-2). Although Newman (1996, 411) has argued that certain literary works existed as early as the eighteenth century, most fictional texts in Tibet belonged to folklore and oral tradition. ...
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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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Citation Lcags so lhun 'grub ལྕགས་སོ་ལྷུན་འགྲུབ། (Klu sgrub ཀླུ་སྒྲུབ།). 2017. Herding, Romance, and a Letter. Asian Highlands Perspectives 47:46-53. Abstract One summer when I was about thirteen years old, Brother-in-law and I were herding sheep. When summer comes, all the local families move to the summer pasture and live in black yak-hair tents. The summer pasture is enormous. Some mountains resemble gigantic pillars holding up...
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Dzorge Guru (CK Stuart, English ed; Huadan Zaxi (Dpal ldan bkra shis) English-Tibetan translator). 2013. Jahzong: Tibetan Tribal Leader. Asian Highlands Perspective s 25. This novel, in English and Tibetan, is set on the eastern Tibetan Plateau in the era prior to 1949. It traces the life of a young man, Jahzong, from his dramatic childhood, following him in his struggles to unite local warring tribes and bring peace to his people. "An electrifying, revelatory experience. In it, we learn...
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Grigori Potanin. 2015. Mangghuer Folktales and Historical Narratives.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  36 : 178-188, 301-332. Eleven folktales and historical narratives are presented that were collected by Grigori Potanin during his visit to the Sanchuan Region in 1884-1885. The folktales all appear to have been collected from males, mostly monks. One folktale deals with Wencheng Gongzhu, the Chinese bride of the Tibetan emperor, Srong btsan sgam po. One deals with the building of the Potala...
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Abstract AHP's 2013 annual collection contains 5 original research articles, 7 new pieces of fiction, & 20 reviews of recent books.  ARTICLES.   Ian G Baird-Shifting Contexts & Performances: The Brao-Kavet & Their Sacred Mountains in Northeast Cambodia. Dpa' mo skyid-The 'Descent of Blessings': Ecstasy & Revival among the Tibetan Bon Communities of Reb gong. Gerong Pincuo & Henrëtte Daudey-Too Much Loving-kindness to Repay: Funeral Speeches of the Wenquan Pumi. Wang...
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Citation Tshe dbang rdo rje. 2017. Tricking a Village Leader. Asian Highlands Perspectives 47: 253-255. Abstract   On the way home, Uncle Ston pa passed a village where he saw many beggars lining the sides of the road. When he asked them why they were begging, they said that their greedy village leader had taken all their property, including their pots. Uncle Ston pa then went to the village leader's home and knocked on the gate. A servant came out and asked, "Who are you?" ..
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CITATION Vargas-O'Bryan, Ivette. 2013. Review: Tibet – A History. Asian Highlands Perspectives 28:315-317. ABSTRACT Sam van Schaik. 2011. Tibet: A History. New Haven & London: Yale University Press. 324pp, 24 b/w illustration. ISBN: 10: 0300154046; 13: 9780300154047 (hardcover 30.77USD; paper 20.48USD; mobi 17.71USD). Sam van Schaik, a lecturer at London's School of Oriental and African Studies, the British Library's expert on early Tibet, and author of an informative site on early...
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CITATION Fischler, Lisa C. 2012. Review:  Harnessing Fortune .  Asian Highlands Perspectives  21:443-448.    ABSTRACT Empson, Rebecca M. 2011.  Harnessing Fortune: Personhood, Memory, and Place in Mongolia . UK: Oxford University Press. xv+388. Illustrations, notes on the text, appendices, bibliography, index. ISBN: 978-0197264737 (hardcover, 115USD).  Harnessing Fortune  explores the multiple meanings of personhood in the daily lives of the Hori Buriad, pastoral herders residing in...
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CITATION Kilby, Christina. 2013. Review: Revisiting Rituals in a Changing Tibetan World. Asian Highlands Perspectives 28:363-369. ABSTRACT Katia Buffetrille (ed). 2012. Revisiting Rituals in a Changing Tibetan World. Leiden: Brill. Volume 31 in Brill's Tibetan Studies Library. viii+386pp, b/w photographs, notes on contributors, index. ISBN 9789004232174 (hardback 182USD), 9789004235007 (e-book 182USD). Featuring Buddhist ritual life in its diverse manifestations across the Tibetan Plateau, this...
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Karma Dondrub (CK Stusrt, ed). 2013. Tibetan Nomad Childhood.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  26. Karma's life begins on the boundless Tibetan grassland in 1983 in Yushu (Yul shul) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai (Mtsho sgnon) Province. Living in a black yak hair tent, Karma Dondrub begins tending his family's yak calves as soon as he can walk, in a grassland so barren that he is startled upon first seeing a tree at the age of eight. Charlatan livestock-stealing monks, anthrax, death,...
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Charles Kevin Stuart, Gerald Roche, Tshe dbang rdo rje, Timothy Thuston, and Rin chen rdo rje. 2010.  Asian Highlands Perspectives Volume Six . ASIAN HIGHLANDS PERSPECTIVES Volume 6 contains articles on: the Brag 'go Wolf Begging Ritual; Local History in Amdo – The Tsong kha Range; A New Investigation of the Geographic Position of the Bailan Capital of the Tuyuhun; Stag rig Tibetan Village – Hair Changing and Marriage; Sustainable Development of Monastic Tourism in Tibetan Areas, and;...
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Bleisch, Bill. 2018. Review: Tibetan Environmentalists in China. Asian Highlands Perspectives 51:351-359. Liu Jianqiang (Ian Rowen, Cyrus K Hui, and Emily T Yeh, translators) 2015. Tibetan Environmentalists in China: The King of Dzi. Lanham, Boulder, New York, London: Lexington Books. xxi + 327 pp, index. ISBN 978-0-7391-9973-2 (hardback 105USD) - ISBN 978-0-7391-9974-9 (electronic 103.35USD). This translation is an edited and updated version of Sky Beads - Tibetan Legends  by Chinese...
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Peter Knecht. 2018. Constructing Sacred Spae: Establishing Ritual Space For The Initiation or Promotion of A Shaman.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:9-32. Two rituals performed by Mongol shamans of Inner Mongolia, China, in 2003 and 2010 are described. One is an initiation ritual that formally brings a female shaman candidate into contact with her guiding spirit. The ritual makes much use of birth symbolism. The second is a ritual in which an established shaman is promoted to a higher rank...
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Citation Limusishiden, and Charles Kevin Stuart. 2010. Mongghul Memories and Lives.  Asian Higlands Perspectives  8.   Abstract Limusishiden (b. 1968) describes his lived experiences and recollections related to language, education, traditional beliefs, and folklore; provides details of his parents, three paternal aunts, and paternal grandparents' lives; describes Tughuan (Tuguan 土官) Village; and reports on a visit to Jija Nuri (Jijialing 吉家岭) Village in 2007 and its rapid cultural...
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CITATION Articles, Memories and Experiences, Interviews, and a Profile. 2017. Asian Highlands Perspectives 44. CONTENTS The Dong World The Tibetan A rig Tribe in Rma lho Mongolian Autonomous County Development of Daohua Teaching in the Trenches - What One Can Do in Amdo Bilingual Education in Amdo - A Case Study of Khri ka Nationalities Boarding School A Mongghul Evil Expelling Whip The Vitality of Khams Tibetan Varieties in Weixi County Two Traditional Stau Stories Two Mangghuer Stories Little...
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CITATION Buffetrille, Katia. 2013. Review: Les bergers du Fort Noir. Asian Highlands Perspectives 28:339-341. ABSTRACT Pascale Dollfus. 2012. Les bergers du Fort Noir. Nomades du Ladakh (Himalaya occidental) Société d'ethnologie (collection "Haute Asie"). 343pp. bibliography, glossary, and transliteration of names. ISBN 978-2-901161-99-8 (paper 18.46₤). This is a detailed ethnography by Pascale Dollfus of the Kharnakpa (Mkhar nag pa), a small community of Ladakhi nomads living at...
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Citation Anne Henochowicz. 2010. Zui hou de chuanshuo: elunchun zu wenhua yanjiu.  Asian Highlands Perspectives 6:303-306. Abstract Wu Yazhi. 2006.  Zui hou de chanshou: elunchun zu wenhua yanjiu [The Final Legend: Research on Oroqen Culture] . Beijing: Zhongyang minzu daxue chubanse [Central Nationalities University Press]. 244pp. Wu Yazhi, Director of Preservation at the Central Nationalities University Museum in Beijing, presents an encyclopedic work her native ethnic group that fills a...
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'brug mo skyid. 2010. Stag rig Tibetan Village: Hair Changing and Marriage. Asian Highlands Perspectives 6:151-217.   Marriage in Stag rig Village, Shar lung Township, Khri ka County, Mtsho lho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Mtsho sngon Province, China is described in the context of the hair dressing ritual, rules of exclusion and inclusion, the process of marriage (spouse selection, free choice marriage, arranged marriage), engagement, drinking contract liquor, bride wealth discussion,...
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Cui Yongzhong, Zhang Dezu, and Du Changshun. 2015. The Origin of the Monguor.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  36 : 18-22, 301-332 . This translated excerpt from the Comprehensive History of Qinghai examines two theories regarding the origin of the Monguor: the 'Mongol Theory' and the 'Tǔyùhún Theory'. The Mongol Theory, which is given most space in this text, suggests that the Monguor are descendants of thirteenth century Mongol soldiers. In contrast, the Tǔyùhún Theory suggests that...
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O'Neill, Alexander R. 2018. Review: Made in Bhutan. Asian Highlands Perspectives 51:422-423. Hirondelle Chatelard (director, producer). 2013. Made in Bhutan. Thimpu: The Loden Foundation. 33 mins.  http://bit.ly/2ucz5EM . Color.  Bhutan, well recognized for its Gross National Happiness (GNH) Index, has pursued growth strategies that integrate heritage preservation with UN Sustainable Development Goals. Buttressed by isolationist policies, however, its efforts have resulted in both a lagging...
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Citation Gerong Pincuo and Henrie ̈ tte Daudey. 2013. Too Much Loving-Kindness to Repay: Funeral Speech Rituals of the Wenquan Pumi.  Asian Highlands Perspectives   28:81-128. A BSTRACT Two Pumi funeral speech rituals of the Wenquan Pumi area in northwestern Yunnan Province illustrate the traditional genre of speeches through their use of metaphor and parallellism. The speeches express the central concept of giving and repaying that plays an important role in strengthening social cohesion...
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CITATION Chos dbyings rdo rje. Architecture in The bo, 'Brug chu, and Co ne Counties.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  21:285-333.  A BSTRACT Thirty-nine images of architecture in The bo, 'Brug chu, and Co ne counties (Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, China) are presented. The author also relates his experiences of travelling through the area in 2010.
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CITATION Weiner, Benno. 2013. Review: China's 'Tibetan' Frontiers. Asian Highlands Perspectives 28:375-380. ABSTRACT Beth Meriam. 2012. China's 'Tibetan' Frontiers: Sharing the Contested Ground. Leiden and Boston: Global Oriental. xxii+331pp, five maps (xvii-xx), preface, two appendices ("Chronology of China's Reform Era" and "Multilingual Glossary of Principal Political Terms"), references, index. Volume Six of the Inner Asian Book Series. ISBN 9781906876302 (hardcover...
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CITATION Thub bstan. 2013. Elopement.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  28:237-247. ABSTRACT I graduated from Qinghai Normal University’s English Training Program (ETP) in 2006. In 2009, I earned an MA in Sociology from Silliman University in the Philippines. Since that time, I have worked in a non-government organization on the Plateau. I enjoy working in rural communities to identify problems and their solutions. This is a true story that happened in March 2012, in Ku'u sgang Village, which...
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Citation Sangs rgyas bkra shis. 2017. Uncle Ston pa Visits Xi'an. Asian Highlands Perspectives 47:173-175. Abstract Uncle Ston pa heard people talking about monks from his home community who visited such big cities as Beijing and Shanghai where they met many rich Chinese. They made a lot of money and then bought expensive cars and houses when they got back home.  Uncle Ston pa thought about it and then decided to go to Zi ling by bus. When he arrived, he went to a store and bought an outfit of...
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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...
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CITATION Walker, Anthony R. 2012. Sacred Dairies, Dairymen, and Buffaloes of the Nilgiri Mountains in South India.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  21:187-256.  A BSTRACT Approximately 1,500 Toda people inhabit the Nilgiri Mountains in south India. Arguably the most remarkable characteristic of Toda culture is the sacred nature of the husbandry of herds of long-horned mountain water buffaloes. No other community in India has so single-mindedly focused its ritual attention on one particular...
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Phun tshogs dbang rgyal. 2018. My Black Horse and a Sacred Mdzo.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:157-162. Phun tshogs dbang rgyal (b. 1993) from Ska chung (Gaqun) Community, Nyin mtha' (Ningmute) Township, Rma lho (Henan) Mongolian Autonomous County, Rma lho (Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Mtsho sngon (Qinghai) Province, China gives an account of his horse and his family's sacred mdzo.
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Citation Rnam rgyal. 2017. The Provocative Rabbit. Asian Highlands Perspective s 47:148-150. Abstract   A retreatant finished chanting for a family, packed up the offerings from the host, and started back to his hermitage feeling satisfied. A rabbit, called Ja dkrug mgo 'Trouble Maker', watched the retreatant through an evergreen bush, and decided he wanted to cheat the retreatant out of his offerings. Trouble Maker came out of the bush and stood in front of the retreatant in the middle of the...
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Citation Lcags so lhun 'grub (translator) and Rgya mo skyid (teller). The Greedy King and the Tricky Man. 2017. Asian Highlands Perspectives 47:115-119. Abstract Rgya mo skyid (b. 1992) of Mdo ba Town, Reb gong (Thun rin, Tongren) County, Rma lho (Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Mtsho sngon (Qinghai) Province, China told me this story in an apartment in Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province on 21 August, 2016. She said, "When I was about five years old, my grandfather...
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原文发表于 立穆斯斯什典(李得春)著。旦箭花(李生菊),尼道斯让(李得元)译。 2017 。被遗弃的山神。 亚洲高原视角 (AHP) 期刊 49: 102-123   简介 拉斯泽,蒙古语敖包,象征当地山神 , 一般建在山顶、山腰或者隘口。用石头垒成正方形底座,其上用木桩合围成四方形,里面插满木制的箭、矛等,上面挂满五色哈达、经幡和系有白色羊 毛,地下埋有宝瓶和其他。...
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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 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...
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CITATION Balogh, Mátyás. 2013. Review: Mongol Language Scholarship on the Mongols of the Qinghai-Gansu Region. Asian Highlands Perspectives 28:323-330. ABSTRACT Ci. Bürinbayar, Burenbaya'er 布仁巴雅尔 . 2001. Degedü moŋγol-un tobciyan, Qinghai Mengguzu Gaikuang 青海蒙古族概况 [A General Survey of the Deed Mongols]. Öbür Moŋγol-un Surγan Kümüjil- ün Keblel-ün Qoriya. Hohhot 呼和浩特: Nemenggu jiaoyu chunabshe 内蒙古教育出版社 ISBN: 7-5311- 4965-6/k; 61, 272...
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