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Sino-Tibetan: A Conspectus By Paul K. Benedict
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STEDT facsimile edition, of the 1978 hardcover version, reprinted by permission. From the original dust jacket: The first comprehensive account of Sino-Tibetan, a language stock comparable in size... More > and diversification to Indo-European and comprising Chinese, Karen and over a hundred Tibeto-Burman languages. Dr Benedict presents a systematic analysis of the morphology and phonology of the main descendants of the stock, traces their familyrelationships and reconstructs in outline the parent language, Sino-Tibetan. There is a glossary of Tibeto-Burman roots and an English-Tibeto-Burman index, which should prove of especial value as a working-tool for scholars. The present book was first drafted many years ago. Dr Benedict has since made extensive annotations on the original manuscript, and Professor James A. Matisoff has added many notes on bibliography and the Burmese-Lolo group of languages.< Less
The Illustrated Tibetan Book of the Dead By Andrew Forbes, David Henley
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Bardo Thodol or 'The Tibetan Book of the Dead' is a mystical funerary text rooted in the Tibetan Tantric and Vajrayana Buddhist teachings. Composed by the guru and sage Padmasambhava in the 8th... More > century, the Bardo Thodol is recited by a Buddhist lama over a dying or recently deceased person as a spiritual guide to the process of death and that which follows. This illustrated version combines the English language text by Walter Evans-Wentz with a unique collection of 80 pictures relating to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. 16,000 words, 4 appendices, 71 historic images, 9 contemporary images< Less
The Non-Tibetan Book of the Dead By Rupert Lister
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This is my second short stories collection. "Sanguis Vita Est" concerns a monstrous underground troupe, led by the Prince of Darkness, and their search for the soul of music. "His... More > Infinite Eye" posits a version of Heaven heavy on bureaucracy and struggling with contradiction. In "The Last Disco", a cop in a new city finds his first case is a mystery that will test his morality. "Supernothing" is the story of a young man who finds his confidence - but is it just chemical reaction? Like a stopped clock, language breaks down in "Clocky Knocks Come Bleak a Billion More", a tiny, terrible tale of loss and longing. "The Wizard of Hambridge Hotel" is but a boy, but a boy with a brilliant, devastating, perhaps supernatural, talent. "The Genie & Mr Millard" share a dangerous dreamworld, fighting crime in a version of Prohibition Chicago in unfamiliar, film-set form. Finally, "Come Round" is a story of love between two victims of abuse, who become lethally bound.< Less
The Non-Tibetan Book of the Dead By Rupert Lister
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This is my second short stories collection. "Sanguis Vita Est" concerns a monstrous underground troupe, led by the Prince of Darkness, and their search for the soul of music. "His... More > Infinite Eye" posits a version of Heaven heavy on bureaucracy and struggling with contradiction. In "The Last Disco", a cop in a new city finds his first case is a mystery that will test his morality. "Supernothing" is the story of a young man who finds his confidence - but is it just chemical reaction? Like a stopped clock, language breaks down in "Clocky Knocks Come Bleak a Billion More", a tiny, terrible tale of loss and longing. "The Wizard of Hambridge Hotel" is but a boy, but a boy with a brilliant, devastating, perhaps supernatural, talent. "The Genie & Mr Millard" share a dangerous dreamworld, fighting crime in a version of Prohibition Chicago in unfamiliar, film-set form. Finally, "Come Round" is a story of love between two victims of abuse, who become lethally bound.< Less
AHP15: Rgyal rong Tibetan Life, Language, and Folklore in Rgyas bzang Village By G.yu 'brug et al
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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,... More > stone towers, taboos and customs, and folktales, a short story, annual religious rituals, death rituals, pilgrimage to Mount Dmu rdo, marriage, education, a glossary of non-English terms, a Rgyas bzang Tibetan Dialect-English word list, and an English-Rgyas bzang Tibetan Dialect word list.< Less
AHP5: A Tibetan Girl's Hair Changing Ritual By Tshe dpal rdo rje et al
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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... More > on observations, interviews, recordings, and authentic folklore material in the original language. Pictures, tables, and a glossary complete the work. This is field anthropology at its best. Juha Janhunen, Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Helsinki.< Less
AHP5: A Tibetan Girl's Hair Changing Ritual By Tshe dpal rdo rje et al
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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... More > on observations, interviews, recordings, and authentic folklore material in the original language. Pictures, tables, and a glossary complete the work. This is field anthropology at its best. Juha Janhunen, Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Helsinki.< Less
Poems in Ancient Tibetan, Paleo-Hebrew, Old Syriac and Early Mandaic By Daniel Deleanu
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A collection of poems written in Ancient Tibetan, Paleo-Hebrew, Old Syriac, and Early Mandaic.
Minority Language in Today's Global Society By Trace Foundation
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The fragility of minority languages is becoming apparent in a globalizing world. Linguists, civil society organizations, local communities, governments and supranational organizations are advocating... More > for maintaining and reviving endangered languages to preserve the world’s cultural heritage and indigenous peoples’ cultures and identities. This publication, the first of a two-volume set entitled Minority Language in Today’s Global Society, is intended as a small contribution to this effort, and examines issues concerning the status of minority languages with a special focus on the Tibetan language and its dialects. The legal issues and policy framework surrounding minority language use, as well as strategies for language revitalization, are also addressed. This work is part of Dendzom, a publication series by Trace Foundation, which supports the continuity and development of Tibetan culture, language and places, improving lives and strengthening communities on the Tibetan plateau.< Less
Languages and Dialects of Tibeto-Burman By James A. Matisoff
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A substantially revised version of Matisoff’s 1986 list of Tibeto-Burman languages, published in Contributions to Sino-Tibetan Studies (John McCoy and Timothy Light (Eds.), Leiden: E. J.... More > Brill), included as an Appendix in this new printing. The work includes 1,294 main entries with thousands of additional cross-references, ethnolinguistic details, and “allonyms” (Matisoff’s term for the various referents used for languages and peoples), including “autonyms” (the name people use for themselves) and “exonyms” (the names other people use to refer to them). Also included are bibliographic citations and statistics relating the names in the work to those used in STEDT online databases.< Less

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Left to Die Left to Die By Wes Rand
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