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Exile from the Grasslands
Tibetan Herders and Chinese Development Projects
Open-access edition: DOI 10.6069/9780295748207
At the beginning of the new millennium, the Chinese government launched the Great Opening of the West, a development strategy targeted at remote areas inhabited mainly by indigenous ethnic groups. Intended to...
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Medicine and Memory in Tibet
Amchi Physicians in an Age of Reform
Open-access edition: DOI 10.6069/9780295743004
Only fifty years ago, Tibetan medicine, now seen in China as a vibrant aspect of Tibetan culture, was considered a feudal vestige to be eliminated through government-led social transformation. Medicine and Memory...
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In the Circle of White Stones
Moving through Seasons with Nomads of Eastern Tibet
This narrative of subsistence on the Tibetan plateau describes the life-worlds of people in a region traditionally known as Kham who move with their yaks from pasture to pasture, depending on the milk production of...
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A Revolutionary Artist of Tibet
Khyentse Chenmo of Gongkar
In A Revolutionary Artist of Tibet author David Jackson focuses on the Khyenri style, the least known among the three major painting styles of Tibet, dating from the mid-fifteenth through the seventeenth century.
The painting of Khyentse...
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Tibetan Women on the Edge of History
Through a lyrical narrative of her journey to Tibet in 2007, activist Canyon Sam contemplates modern history from the perspective of Tibetan women. Traveling on China's new "Sky Train," she celebrates Tibetan New Year with...
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