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YOUNG TIBETANS PHOTOGRAPH HOME & THE CITY By AHP 52
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The photographs in this book were taken by eighteen young people who all identify as Tibetan and are from Qinghai and Gansu provinces in northwestern China. The youngest contributor was born in 1995... More > and the oldest in 1989. The photographs are divided into two categories - "Home" and "City," with 156 and 101 photographs, respectively. The photographers, with one exception, all found themselves in Xi'an City seeking further education. This book is the result of their collective effort. དཔེ་དེབ་འདིའི་ནང་གི་པར་བ་དག་ནི ༡༩༨༩ ལོ་ནས ༡༩༩༥ ལོའི་བར་སྐྱེས་ཤིང་། ཕ་ཡུལ་ཀྲུང་གོའི་ནུབ་བྱང་མཚོ་སྔོན་དང་ཀན་སུའུ་ས་ཁུལ་ནས་ཡིན་པའི་བོད་ཀྱི་ན་གཞོན་བཅོ་བརྒྱད་ཀྱིས་བསྐྱོན། འདིར་ཕ་ཡུལ་གྱི་པར༡༥༦ དང་གྲོང་ཁྱེར་གྱི་པར་༡༠༡བཅས་རྣམ་པ་གཉིས་སུ་ཕྱེས་ཡོད། པར་ལེན་པ་དག་ནི་ཞིས་ཨན་གྲོང་ཁྱེར་དུ་སློབ་གཉེར་བྱེད་མཁན་གྱི་སློབ་མ་འབའ་ཞིག་ནས་གྲུབ་ཅིང་། ད་རེབ་ཀྱི་གྲུབ་འབྲས་འདིའང་ཁོ་ཚོའི་ཐུན་མོང་གི་འབད་པ་ལས་བྱུང་བའོ།། 这本书所有照片由中国青海省和甘肃省的十八位藏族青年所拍, 本书共有257张照片,其中156张为"乡土照"、101张为 "城市照" 。 摄影师们的的年龄介于1989 年至1995年之间,他们在西安追逐着他们的教育梦想。< Less
AHP 51 Articles, Perspectives, Profiles, and Reviews By AHP 51
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Constructing Sacred Space: Establishing Ritual Space for the Initiation or Promotion of a Shaman (Peter Knecht); The Five-Color Theme in Dongba Scriptures (Xu Duoduo); Socio-Linguistic Survey of... More > Zhouqu Tibetan (Abe Powell & Peter Gokey); Tibetan Daily Life on the Gcan tsha thang Grassland (Sangs rgyas bkra shis & CK Stuart); Two Dogs and Two Yaks (Pad+ma rig 'dzin) My Black Horse and a Sacred Mdzo (Phun tshogs dbang rgyal); Restaurateur: Klu rgyal; My Mongghul Mother (Limusishiden); A Ya rdzi Herding Woman's Early Life (Blo bzang); Tibetan Women's Daily Life (Rdo rje don 'grub); and Book and Film Reviews by Nyangchakja, Limusishiden, Kelsang Norbu, Caihua Dorji, Pad+ma rig 'dzin, Lhamodrolma, 'Brug mo skyid, Wu Jing, Séagh Kehoe, Konchok Gelek, Bill Bleisch, Enrico Beltramini, Dorje Tashi, Jesse P. Gates, Mátyás Balogh, Benjamin Brosig, and Alexander R O'Neill.< Less
AHP 50 THE MAGICIAN By Dbang rgyal don grub and & Tshe ring rdo rje
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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... More > religion and religious figures, some of whom are frauds and use religion as a tool for personal gain." Mtsho mo features prominently in this play and meets a tragic end based on her belief in and involvement with a spirit medium. THE MAGICIAN provides better understanding of intergenerational attitudes and behaviors of local religion, relationships between practitioners and their assistants; circumstances that lead to consulting a practitioner; the legal system's attempts to deal with complaints; how Tibetan women interpret their roles, especially in times of family discord; and insights into the future of spirit mediums performing in homes. These perceptions of complex realities in the spiritual realm contribute to a better understanding of local belief and conduct, and possible outcomes.< Less
AHP 49 高原民俗及教育研究 - STUDIES OF PLATEAU FOLKLORE AND EDUCATION By AHP 49
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本书是《亚洲高原视角(AHP)》期刊的首次汉语翻译版,是很... More >2810;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 "AHP期刊及其鸣谢" 由才项多杰撰写(第5页); 第一章 "对《拉卜楞寺》一书的评述"由Christina Kilby Robinson 著(6-9页); 第二章 "豆后漏藏族村——改发与婚姻" 由周毛吉, CK Stuart和Steve Frediani 著,由周毛吉 译 (10-48页); 第三章 "循化撒拉族婚礼" 由马伟, 马建忠和CK Stuart著,由赵琳 译 (49-101页); 第四章 "被遗弃的山神" 由立穆斯什典 著, 由旦箭花和尼道斯让 译 (102-123页); 第五章 "青藏高原上的传销" 由Devin Gonier和Rgyal yum sgrol ma 著,由朵达拉 译(124-144页); 第六章 "青海东部农村傩祭仪式——民和土族纳顿歌" 由朱永忠和CK Stuart 著, 由朱永忠 译 (145-158页); 第七章 "民和土族祝酒歌" 由朱永忠和 CK Stuart 著, 由朱永忠 译 (159-167页); 第八章 "情牵相守:三川土族库咕笳歌" 由朱永忠, 祁慧民和CK Stuart 著, 由朱永忠 译 (168-198页)。< Less
AHP 48: GREAT LORDS OF THE SKY: BURMA'S SHAN ARISTOCRACY By SAO SANDA SIMMS
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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... More > 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 Bamar military regime. Part One covers chronological events relating them to the rulers, the antagonists, and the people and the continuing conflict in the Shan State. Part Two deals with the 34 Tai/Shan rulers, describing their histories, lives, and work. Included are photographs and family trees of the princes revealing a span of Shan history, before being lost in the mists of time. The past is explained in order that the present political situations may be understood and resolved amicably between the Bamar government, the Tatmadaw, and the ethnic nationalities.< Less
AN UNEXPECTED GIFT FROM THE GODS: BOYHOOD IN NORTHWEST CHINA By YANG JIALIANG
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My name is Chao. I'm an ordinary person from a poor mountain village in northwest China. Like most other human beings, I often ponder: Why do I exist? How should I live? What is the meaning of my... More > life? I believe my life is not worthless. Everyone should be appreciated and each of us should be valued as a wonderful individual. This is why I wrote this book - to share with others the narrative of my life; to allow others to know another human being's life story. My parents had two children. Brother was born in 1982 and 10 years later in 1992, I was born. Mother was then 38 and Father was 42. I was an accident. My parents had decided to give me away because they were afraid of violating the one-child policy and because they were so poor. They had decided to give me to a rich family who would in return give them a truck. However, at that time Brother was very attached to me. He cried a lot when he heard that my parents would give me away. My parents then decided to keep me no matter the difficulties they faced.< Less
PLATEAU NARRATIVES 2017 By AHP 47
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MEMORIES AND EXPERIENCES; BELOVED ANIMALS; FOLKTALES; A RIG RGAD PO; UNCLE STON PA; SHORT STORIES. Pad+ma dbang chen; Phun tshogs dbang rgyal; Lcags so lhun 'grub; Bla ma skyabs; Sangs rgyas bkra... More > shis; Rin chen don 'grub;'Jam dbyangs skyabs; Tshes bcu lha mo; Dbang 'dus sgrol ma; G.yang skyabs rdo rje; G.yang skyabs rdo rje; Klu thar rgyal; Gu ru 'phrin las; Phun tshogs dbang rgyal; Tshe lha Rgya mo skyid; Rnam rgyal; Pad ma skyid; Sgron dkar; Pad+ma skyabs; Rin chen rdo rje; Wen Xiangcheng; Libu Lakhi; Mo lha dgu 'khor; Khro bo rkyal stong; Mi chag don 'grub; Dpa' rgod khyi nag; Rgod po ltag khra; Tshe dbang rdo rje; and Rdo rje skyabs.< Less
AHP 43: AMDO TIBETAN LANGUAGE: An Introduction to Normative Oral Amdo By Dpal ldan bkra shis
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AMDO TIBETAN LANGUAGE: An Introduction to Normative Oral Amdo has 19 chapters, a section on verb conjugation, three appendices, and a bibliography. Numerous exercises, dialogues, texts, and special... More > phrases are also provided. Each chapter consists of course texts, grammar notes, exercises, a vocabulary list, examples, and supplementary grammar. The texts focus on daily Tibetan life. Sentences are short and syntactically not overly complex. Exercises provide focus-related examples to reinforce chapter contents and include dialogues, sentences, and phrase completion. Dialogues are a major focus and provide a backdrop of communication for practice. Language notes deal with various grammatical, syntactic, and semantic points. A Tibetan-English wordlist is at the end of each chapter. The supplemental grammar section addresses grammatical concepts, new phrasal words, and function words and phrases.< Less
AN UNEXPECTED GIFT FROM THE GODS: BOYHOOD IN NORTHWEST CHINA By Yang Jialiang
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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.... More > Some houses had collapsed. Our house still stood, however, even though it was made of adobe and wood. Father still lived in the house, which seems as old as he was. My name is Chao. I'm an ordinary person from a poor mountain village in northwest China.Like most other human beings, I often ponder: Why do I exist? How should I live? What is the meaning of my life? I believe my life is not worthless. Everyone should be appreciated and each of us should be valued as a wonderful individual. This is why I wrote this book - to record my life directly and share with others the narrative of my life - to provide a way for others to know another human being's life story.< Less
REVIEWS 2017 By AHP 45
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YESTERDAY'S TRIBE Reviewed: Kelsang Norbu; MY TWO FATHERS Reviewed: Sangs rgyas bkra shis; SMUG PA and CHU MIG DGU SGRI Reviewed: Konchok Gelek; KLU 'BUM MI RGOD Reviewed: Pad+ma rig 'dzin; PHYUR BA... More > Reviewed: 'Brug mo skyid; TIBET'S BELOVED CHILD; Reviewed: Rinchenkhar; THE RISE OF GÖNPO NAMGYEL; Reviewed: Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa; IMAG(IN)ING THE NAGAS Reviewed: Mark Bender; THE DAWN OF TIBET Reviewed: Ivette M. Vargas-O'Bryan and Chelsea McGill; BRIGHT BLUE HIGHLAND BARLEY Reviewed: Limusishiden; A CACTUS OF TEARS and THE TUYUHUN KINGDOM Reviewed: Wu Jing; A CHANGE IN WORLDS Reviewed: Bill Bleisch; TIBETAN LITERARY GENRES Reviewed: Tricia Kehoe; LANGUAGE IN AN AMDO TIBETAN VILLAGE Reviewed: Zoe Tribur; EARLY CARPETS AND TAPESTRIES Reviewed: Juha Komppa; FOUNDING AN EMPIRE 1790-1840 Reviewed: Hilary Howes; CHINESE MUSLIMS Reviewed: Bianca Horlemann; THARLO and THE SACRED ARROW Reviewed: Khashem Gyal; RIVER Reviewed: Phun tshogs dbang rgyal; and AMNYE MACHEN MOUNTAIN CIRCUMAMBULATION Reviewed: Bill Bleisch.< Less