Libu Lakhi (Li Jianfu 李建富, Dawa Tenzin ཟླ་བ་བསྟན་འཛིན།; Tsering Bum ཚེ་རིང་འབུམ།; Charles Kevin Stuart (2009)
This remarkable book is the product of a fruitful collaboration among a native speaker of na53 mʑi53 kha11 tho11, Tibetan and Chinese consultants, and a dedicated group of Westerners resident in China. It affords the reader an intimate glimpse into traditional na53 mʑi53 life, now well on its way to disappearing along with hundreds of similar minority cultures in the world.
Amdo Tibetan Tongue Twisters
Blo rtan rdo rje, Charles Kevin Stuart, and Gerald Roche……....7
An Amdo Tibetan Village New Year Trance Medium Ritual
Dpal ldan bkra shis and Charles Kevin Stuart …..…...........…53
Calling Back the Lost na53 mʑi53 Tibetan Soul
Libu Lakhi, Charles Kevin Stuart, and Gerald Roche ..…........65
Dying Hunters, Poison Plants, and Mute Slaves: Nature and
Tradition in Contemporary Nuosu Yi Poetry
Jonathan Z. Ludwig (2016)
The Emperor Far Away is the travelogue of David Eimer, who
formerly served as the Beijing correspondent for the Sunday
Telegraph and as a writer for the Hong Kong-based South China
Morning Post during his years living in the People's Republic of
China (2005-2012). During this time, Eimer traveled the length of the
country's borders in an effort to understand the China away from the
big eastern cities and coastal regions. In this volume, he sets out to
explain these hinter...
Bina Sengar (2013)
Ladakh in the twenty-first century is well known as a religious and
touristic destination as well as an Indian border territory with Kargil
and Siachin - significant military posts. In contrast, the commercial
role of Ladakh in trade within the Himalayan region and along the
Silk Route is less explored.
In this well-researched book, Fewkes presents various components of Ladakh's ethno-history of trade. She focuses on
Ladakh since the eighteenth century and its status as a t...
Rebecca A Clothey; Elena McKinlay (2012)
With growth in China's tourist industry and international trade in recent decades, learning English has become a threshold for determining who can get what others cannot. There are many opportunities to master and become culturally competent in English in the prosperous urban and eastern coastal areas where foreign businesses and tourists are common. Disparities between east and west, urban and rural, and majority and minority areas continue to widen in China, raising the question of how to i...
Sangs rgyas bkra shis སངས་རྒྱས་བཀྲ་ཤིས། (2017)
I heard that A rig rgad po was from a place that has the name he is known by - A rig rgad po – which is near Mtsho sngon po (Qinghai Lake). The people there are very traditional, very direct in their manner, and devoted Buddhists. They often go on pilgrimage to Lha sa. Stories about A rig rgar po describe their travels and encounters with Buddhas in Lha sa. I heard stories about A rig rgad po from my father's brother, Mkhyen rab rgya mtsho (b. ~1973), during the time I was a student at a scho...
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 radio nor television, so Grandmother's folktales and stories about her childhood were the main form of entertainment for me. When I was six years old, Father began to teach me basic...
Christina Kilby (2013)
Featuring Buddhist ritual life in its diverse manifestations across the Tibetan Plateau, this volume engages the task of defining 'ritual' by analyzing moments of ritual change. Whether political regime change, technological innovation, or social upheaval, external catalysts of religious transformation have been prominently visible in the Tibetan cultural world since the mid-twentieth century. This volume takes up the sociopolitical shifts of the recent period as a call to investigate how rit...
Wen Xiangcheng 文祥呈 (2017)
Uncle Dongba had a very beautiful cousin. Every day he thought about how to have sex with her but, sadly, he never had a chance to make his wish come true. One day he came up with an idea, lay on his bed, and pretended to be seriously ill. Then he asked one of his friends to inform his cousin that he was very ill.
His cousin was very concerned about him and came to visit. When she arrived, Uncle Dongba told her, "I have a very strange disease. Only one person can help me. He is a powerfu...
Libu Lakhi (Li Jianfu 李建富, Dawa Tenzin ཟླ་བ་བསྟན་འཛིན།) (2017)
My name is Libu Lakhi (Li Jianfu, Dawa Tenzin). I was born in Dashui Village, Mingshen Township in 1981. I am a Namuyi Tibetan. Uncle Ston pa stories are not told in my village, however, I heard many such stories during the years I spent studying in Kangding and in Xining. I heard this story, which I tell in Namuyi Khato. ...