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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
Bianca Horrleman. 2015. A Bibliographic Note and Table on Mid-19th to Mid-20th Century Western Travelogues and Research Reports on Gansu and Qinghai.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  37:37-78. Starting from the late nineteenth century, northwest China, Eastern Turkestan (modern Xinjiang), and eastern Tibet became increasingly attractive destinations for foreign travelers and explorers. There was a veritable 'run' on the region, which was deemed one of the last blank spots on world maps. In...
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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 :...
Topic: AHP 21, Asian Highlands Perspectives, Dan Smyer Yu, Zomkyi Drolma, Rebecca Clothey, Elena McKinlay,...
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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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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 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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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 Tsering Bum. 2016. The Chang Roles of Tibetan Mountain Deities in the Context of Emerging Environmental Issues: Dkar po Lha bsham in Yul shul.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  40:1-33 Abstract Various roles of a mountain deity in the context of a Khams Tibetan herding community in western China are examined. The changes in the perceived roles of the local deity, Dkar po lha bsham, from warrior and Dharma protector to master and protector of the local environment has been...
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Citation Khashem Gyal. 2017. Filmmaker: Khashem Gyal.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  44:384-387. Abstract: Please introduce yourself.  My  name  is  Khashem  Gyal.  I  was  born  in  Chu  ma,  a  small  farming community  in  Reb  gong,  in  the northeastern  part  of  the  Tibetan Plateau, where we herd yaks, sheep, and cows,  and  also  cultivate  wheat,  barley, and  potatoes.  I  graduated  from  Mtsho sngon  (Qinghai)  University  for Nationalities ...
Topics: AHP 44, Khashem Gyal, Chu ma Tibetan Village, Reb gong, Tibetan plateau filmmaker, Tibetan films,...
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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,...
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...
Citation Tshe dbang rdo rje. 2017. The Landlord Kills a Pig. Asian Highlands Perspectives 47:219. Abstract   After Uncle Ston pa tricked his landlord into cutting down the dbung sdong tree, he was assigned difficult tasks. For a week, the landlord asked Uncle Ston pa to feed a pig and clean its pigsty. Uncle Ston pa got very upset with such work and devised an ingenious plan to get rid of the pig. One afternoon while feeding the pig, Uncle Ston pa noticed the landlord riding his strong...
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CITATION Beebe, Ligaya. 2013. Review: Drokpa. Asian Highlands Perspectives  28:381-385. ABSTRACT Daniel Miller. 2008. Drokpa: Nomads of the Tibetan Plateau and Himalaya. Kathmandu: Vajra Publications. 132pp, maps, notes, photographs. ISBN 97899946506052 (paper 42USD). Daniel J. Miller is a rangeland ecologist who has studied agricultural and pastoral practices around the Himalayas and on the Tibetan Plateau since the 1970s. Drokpa: Nomads of the Tibetan Plateau and Himalaya is a collection of...
Topic: Daniel Miller, Drokpa Nomads Tibetan, Plateau Himalaya, Tibetan herders, Asian Highlands...
Beltramini, Enrico. 2018. Review: Transcultural Encounters in the Himalayan Borderlands - Kalimpong as a "Contact Zone".  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:360-363. Markus Viehbeck (ed.), 2017. Transcultural Encounters in the Himalayan Borderlands - Kalimpong as a "Contact Zone." Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing, viii + 350 pp, ISBN 978-3-946054-58-0 (paperback 55.37USD). This volume is both a story of the hill station of Kalimpong, in the Eastern Himalayan...
Topics: Markus Viehbeck, Enrico Beltramini, Himalayan Borderlands, transcultural encounters Himalayas,...
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Sonan Jetsun. 2010. Folktale: The King Of Seven Seeds.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  6:313-320.
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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...
Topic: Pad+ma skyabs, Tibetan short story, Tibetan story English, Tibetan higher education, Tibetan...
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Citation Sangs rgyas bkra shis (Sanjiezhaxi) with CK Stuart. 2014. Tibetan Marmot Hunting. Asian Highlands Perspectives 35:49-74.  Abstract This paper focuses on the hunting, cooking, and eating of marmots among pastoralists in Gcan tsha thang (Jianzhatan) Township, Gcan tsha (Jianzha) County, Mtsho sngon (Qinghai) Province, PR China. Folklore positing a connection between humans and marmots is discussed and Sangs rgyas bkra shis provides a story about local marmot hunters and gives accounts...
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Citation Murphy, Christine. 2016. Review: The unbearable dreamworld of Champa the driver.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  40:515-518. Abstract Review of: (University of California, Santa Barbara)  Chan Koonchung. 2014. The Unbearable Dreamworld of Champa the Driver. London: Transworld Publishers Ltd., 192 pages. ISBN: 978-0857522078 (paperback, 16.95 USD).  Chan Koonchung's second novel, The Unbearable Dreamworld of Champa the Driver, like his first, The Fat Years (Chen and Duke 2011), is...
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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...
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Citation Buffetrille, Katia. 2016. Review: Mapping Shangrila.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  40:527-533. Abstract Review of: Emily T Yeh and Chris Coggins (eds). 2014. Mapping Shangrila. Contested Landscapes in the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands . Seattle and London: University of Washington Press. 332. Foreword, introduction, afterword, maps (10+15), 12 black & white plates, bibliography, index ISBN 9780295993584 (hardcover 75USD),  0295993588 (paperback 39USD).  Emily Yeh and Chris Coggins...
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Citation Ludwing, Jonathon Z. 2016. Review: the emperor far away: travels at the edge of China.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  40:451-454. Abstract Review of: David Eimer. 2014. The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the  Edge of China. New York: Bloomsbury. xiii + 336. Maps, introduction, further reading, acknowledgments, index. ISBN: 978-1-62040-363-1 (hardcover, 28USD).   The Emperor Far Away is the travelogue of David Eimer, who formerly served as the Beijing correspondent for the Sunday...
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Citation James A Anderson, John K Whitmore. 2017. The Dong World: A Proposal for Analyzing the Highlands Between the Yangzi Valley and the Southeast Asian Lowlands.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  44:8-71. Abstract We propose the concept of a Dong World, a mountainous territory lying south of the Yangzi valley and north of the lowlands of mainland Southeast Asia. In the highland valleys (dong) across this rugged terrain with its upland peoples, there emerged multiple communities based on wet...
Topics: James A Anderson, John K Whitmore, Dong world, Asian Highlands Yangzi, Southeast Asian lowlands,...
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 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,...
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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Citation Rin chen don 'grub. 2017. Gyang rta: A Gentle White Horse. Asian Highlands Perspectives 47:84-85. Abstract When I was seven (the year 2000) my family had ten horses. These horses were very important, especially when we moved from one pasture to another. Among the horses was G.yang rta - a gentle, white horse.  There were five children in my family aged from five to ten. When we moved to a new campsite, we could not walk for a long distance, and Mother could not carry us all,...
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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...
Topics: AHP 47, Tibetan Studies, Tibetan oral literature, Tibetan folklore, Tibetan folktales, Himalayan...
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CITATION Dpal ldan chos dbyings དཔལ་ལྡན་ཆོས་དབྱིངས།. 2012. Plateau Pika Control on the Santu Alpine Grassland Community, Yushu Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  18:108-124. ABSTRACT  Chemical control of the Plateau Pika (Ochotona curzoniae) is practiced on the Tibetan Plateau as the result of policy-makers labeling the species a pest that competes for forage with livestock and accelerates grassland degradation....
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Citation Murphy, Christine. 2016. Review: Tibetan Folktales (World Folklore series).  Asian Highlands Perspectives  40:527-533. Abstract Review of: Haiwang Yuan, Awang Kunga, and Bo Li. 2014. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO LLC. 202. ISBN: 9781610694704 (hardcover, 38USD).  Tibetan Folktales brings a welcome addition to the well-respected World Folklore Series, published by Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO LLC. The primary author, Haiwang Yuan, Professor of Library Public Services at...
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Citation Pad ma skyid. 2017. Stuck in a Window. Asian Highlands Perspectives 47:158. Abstract One late afternoon, A rig rgad po reached the Jo khang Temple in Lha sa but, finding the temple door locked, he stuck his head through a small window to see the Jo bo image. After gazing at it for some time, he found he couldn't pull his head out, no matter how hard he pulled. A wise man in his group asked, "A rig rgad po, what are you doing?" "I can't get my head back out of this...
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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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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...
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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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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...
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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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Citation Tshe dbang rdo rje. 2017. Tricking the Landlord's Friend Again. Asian Highlands Perspectives 47:231-232. Abstract   One morning Uncle Ston pa was going to have breakfast when he saw Tshe ring, the oil merchant whom he had tricked, coming to take revenge. Uncle Ston pa jumped up and ran for a long time on an empty stomach. At around noon he saw a nunnery in the distance. Even though he was exhausted from hunger and thirst, he used his last bit of strength to dash to the gate. It...
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Citation Pad ma skyid. 2017. Keeping Watch. Asian Highlands Perspectives 47:159. Abstract A rig rgad po circumambulated the Jo khang the whole night. As soon as the door opened in the early morning, he entered the Jo khang and sat on the floor across from the Jo bo.  "I am so happy to see you," A rig rgad po said.  The Jo bo image smiled in return. "My feet ache from walking, but you are still smiling!" A rig rgad po said. He continued, "If you've got...
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Citation Gu ru 'phrin las. 2017. Filmmaker: Gu Ru 'phrins las.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  44:388-393. Abstract Please introduce yourself.   I  am  Gu  ru  'phrin  las,  born  in  1993  in  Smin  thang Township,  Gjig  sgril  County,  Mgo  log  (Guoluo) Tibetan  Autonomous  Prefecture,  Mtsho  sngon (Qinghai)  Province,  PR  China.  My  family  members are herders.       My paternal grandmother (Ngang rus, 1923-2008) raised me. My family had neither a...
Topics: Tibetan film-maker, Golok, Mgo log Tibetan, Gjig sgril County, Smin thang Township, Asian Highlands...
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Blo bzang. 2018. A Zhon hwa Herding Woman's Early Life.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:207-219. Blo bzang describes his mother's (Dkar mo rgyal, b. 1962) early life in an A mdo Tibetan herding community presently (2018) located in Rkang tsha (Gangcha) Village, Rkang tsha (Gangcha) Township, Ya rdzi, Zhon hwa (Xunhua) Salar Autonomous Country, Mtsho shar (Haidong) City, Mtsho sngon (Qinghai) Province, PR China.
Topics: A mdo Tibetan, Blo bzang, Zhon hwa herding, Tibetan herding women, Tibetan women biography, Xunhua...
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Citation Peter Gokey and Abe Powell. 2018. A Brief Sociol-Linguistic Survey of Zhouqu Tibetan.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:66-78. Archive This paper presents a brief sketch of the socio-linguistic situation of Zhouqu Tibetan, a unique Tibetic variety spoken in Gansu Province, China. The authors used participatory methods to investigate questions of language vitality, domains of language use, language attitudes, and dialectal variation. The results show that: (1) Zhouqu Tibetan is used...
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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 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...
Topic: Tibetan elopement, Brag 'go Sichuan Province, Tibetan marriage customs, Tibetan marriage...
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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 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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Tshe dpal rdo rje, Rin chen rdo rje, Gerald Roche, and CK Stuart. 2009. A Tibetan Girl’s Hair Changing Ritual. Asian Highlands Perspectives  5.   This is a remarkably careful study of a little known Tibetan coming-of-age ritual as still practiced in rural Amdo, Qinghai Province, China. Structural analysis is complemented by a case study based on observations, interviews, recordings, and authentic folklore material in the original language. Pictures, tables, and a glossary complete the work....
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Citation Ludwing, Jonathon Z. 2016. Review: India-China Borderlands: Conversations beyond the centre.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  40:455-458. Abstract Review of: Nimmi Kurian. 2014. India-China Borderlands: Conversations Beyond the Centre. New Delhi: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd. xix + 175. Maps, abbreviations, preface, acknowledgments, references, index, about the author. ISBN: 978-81-321-1351-5 (hardcover, 49.95USD).  When most people think of China, they often think of...
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CITATION Weedall, Christopher. 2013. Review: The Sherthukpens. Asian Highlands Perspectives 28:405-411. ABSTRACT Anita Sharma. 2013. The Sherthukpens of Arunachal Pradesh: A Narrative of Cultural Heritage and Folklore. New Delhi: Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage and Aryan Books International. xv+184pp, foreword, preface, maps [x+xii], 32 color plates before page 1, appendix, glossary, bibliography, index. ISBN 9788173054440 (hardcover 1,500INR). Scheduled tribes – of...
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Citation Rgod po ltag khra. 2017. The Lottery. Asian Highlands Perspectives 47:199-200. Abstract One cold winter, Uncle Ston pa bought an old donkey for one hundred yuan from a villager named Rin chen, who agreed to bring the donkey to Uncle Ston pa's home the next day. However, the next day, Rin chen walked over to Uncle Ston pa's home and said, "I'm very sorry, but I have sad news." ...
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G.yu 'brug and CK Stuart. 2012. Rgyal rong Tibetan Life, Language, and Folklore in Rgyas bzang Village.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  15. This study of Rgyas bzang (Jizong) Village includes a brief summary of G.yu 'brug's life, local languages and location, agriculture, sleeping, eating, childbirth and child raising, stone houses, stone towers, taboos and customs, and folktales, a short story, annual religious rituals, death rituals, pilgrimage to Mount Dmu rdo, marriage, education, a...
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CITATION Wang Shiyong. 2013. Towards a Localized Development Approach in Tibetan Areas of China.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  28:129-154. A BSTRACT Since initiating far-reaching economic reforms in the late 1970s, China has experienced significant economic change and growth. However, Tibetans face many challenges such as growing inequality between rural and urban areas, poor education, and marginalization in the market place. These problems are analyzed and a localized development approach...
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CITATION  Zhang, Jundan (Jasmine). 2014. Review: Tales of Kha ba dkar po. Asian Highlands Perspectives 35:255-274. ABSTRACT Review of  Jing Guo. 2012. Xue shan zhi shu [Tales of Kha ba dkar po] [ ཁ་བ་དཀར་པོ། ]  Kunming: Yunnan People's Press. 531pp, ethnography, notes, oral history, 134 photos, 29 maps, and 5 illustrations. ISBN: 9787222088979 (paper, 68RMB). ToK is, in many ways, a valuable academic work. Guo's favorite lines of xianzi allude to a 'space-in-between'...
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Citation Zla ba sgrol ma. 2011. Mchig Nges. Asian Highlands Perspectives 10:391-401. Abstract Zla ba sgrol ma (b. 1990) is from Mdzo ‘dar (Rong ba 绒达) Village, Phu ma (Pu ma 普马) Township, Sde dge (Dege 德格) County, Dkar mdzes (Ganzi 甘孜) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan 四川 province. She writes: When I was a child, there was no electricity in my village. Every time Grandfather (Dpen zen; b. 1929) visited, he told us stories that often encouraged us to be good people....
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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
Topics: Rtse ri Village, Mgon po tshe ring, Brag 'go, Tibetan Studies, Tibetan Ritual, Himalaya Studies,...
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 Limusishiden. 2011. Muulasan Mongghul. Asian Highlands Perspectives 10:339-340. Abstract  Written in the Mongghul language, Limusishiden stresses the importance of preserving Mongghul culture and encourages more participation in Mongghul Studies. 
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CITATION  Bleisch, William V. 2014. Review: Tibet Wild. Asian Highlands Perspectives 35:275-285.   ABSTRACT Review of George B. Schaller. 2012. Tibet Wild: A Naturalist's Journeys on the Roof of the World. Washington, D.C.; Island Press 372pp, 32 plates, 9 maps, 2 tables, selected references, index. ISBN 978-1-61091-172-6 (cloth: alk. paper 18.99USD). George Schaller's remarkable career spans nearly six decades of work resulting in field studies of wildlife in the most remote regions,...
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CITATION Hayes, Jack. 2013. Review: Origins and Migrations in the Extended Eastern Himalaya. Asian Highlands Perspectives 28:397-403. ABSTRACT Toni Huber and Stuart Blackburn (eds). 2012. Origins and Migrations in the Extended Eastern Himalayas. Leiden: Brill. Volume 16 in Brill'sTibetan Studies Library, Volume 4 in the Tribal Cultures in the Eastern Himalayas. viii+336pp, illustrations, maps, tables, notes, bibliographies, index. ISBN 9789004226913 (hardback 136USD/99€). This...
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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...
Limusishiden, Jugui. 2010. Ghalmadi Sgil Da Alog Xosuu: Ghuaisangni Durina Rogshdigu Mongghulni Adal (Passions and Colored Sleeves: Mongghul Lives in Eastern Tibet).  Asian Highlands Perspectives  7. Limusishiden and Jugui provide a glimpse into a recollected, traditional world of Mongghul people in northeastern Qinghai Province. This complicated world is filled with spirits and ghosts causing disease and depression, marked with elaborate rituals for important events, punctuated by crude...
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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....
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ibu Lakhi, Charles Kevin Stuart, and Gerald Roche. 2009. Calling Back the Lost  na 53  mi 53  Tibetan Soul. Asian Highlands Perspectives 1:65-115.   A na 53  mi 53  person falls accidentally and is panicked. The  r6 53  hi 53 'soul' leaves the body and the person becomes lethargic. It is nearly always the patient's mother who calls the soul back, if she knows the correct chant. Five thousand na 53  mi 53  Tibetans live mostly in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR...
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Citation Entenmann, Robert. 2016. Review: In the land of the eastern queendom: the politics of gender and ethnicity on the Sion- Tibetan Border.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  40:447-540. Abstract Review of: Tenzin Jinba. 2014. In the Land of the Eastern Queendom: The Politics of Gender and Ethnicity on the Sino-Tibetan Border. Studies on Ethnic Groups in China. Seattle: University of Washington Press. xviii + 170. Maps, notes, glossary of Chinese characters, bibliography, index. ISBN:...
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Citation Sangs rgyas bkra shis. 2017. Little Boy With a Walking Stick: Who is Responsible?.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  44:352-366. Abstract It is our responsibility to share information about what is happening in  our  world  and  try  to  improve  life  for,  particularly,  illiterate  rural residents.  The  narrative  that  follows  is  just  one  amid  countless  sad stories representing life in rural areas. This tragedy happened because of irresponsible teachers,...
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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...
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Nangchukja. 2015. Witness to Change: A Tibetan Woman Recalls Her Life. Asian Highlands Perspectives  37:250-278.  Women play a critical role in rural Tibetan households. As youths and adults, they engage in labor-intensive chores, including farming, herding, fetching water, cooking, tailoring, cleaning, collecting fuel, and child care. In their old age, most Tibetan women dedicate themselves to chanting, prostrating, going on pilgrimage, and meditating. Prior to the early twenty-first...
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Citation Tshes bcu lha mo. 2017. The Black Mare. Asian Highlands Perspectives 47:88-90. Abstract   Grandfather (Blo bzang nor bu, 1943) teaches, "Livestock lack the ability to speak but, other than that, they are just like us." This is one reason my brother (Blo bzang, 1992) and I have treated our livestock very kindly since we were children. Another reason comes from observing Grandfather and his compassion for livestock.  One summer (1995) when I was about seven years old,...
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Citation Lcags so lhun 'grub ལྕགས་སོ་ལྷུན་འགྲུབ། (Klu sgrub ཀླུ་སྒྲུབ།). 2017. Nearly Gored to Death. Asian Highlands Perspectives 47:60-63. Abstract I was ten years old. It was spring. The ground was mostly green. Some locals would soon leave to collect caterpillar fungus. Others were anxiously preparing to move their livestock and tents to new pastures. My family did not see me as very helpful because I was younger than my two...
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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 ...
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Citation Fiaschetti, Francesca. 2016. Review: Inner Asia and the Spatial Politics of Empire: Archaeology, and Culture Contact.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  40:417-424. Abstract Review of: William Honeychurch. 2015. Inner Asia and the Spatial Politics of Empire: Archaeology, Mobility, and Culture Contact. New York, Heidelberg, Dordrecht, London: Springer. XI + 321. Fifty figures, index. ISBN: 1493918141 (hardcover, 139.09EURO). How does mobility affect processes of polity building? Are...
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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.
Topics: Limusishiden, Mongghul, Tu, Huzhu County Qinghai, evil expelling whip, China exorcism, Asian...
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 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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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...
Topics: Tibetan tongue twisters, Tibetan language, oral tradition, Pha bzhi