Category Archives: Tibetan/Himalayan

Legitimation and Innovation in Tibetan Chöd

A review of Making the Old New Again and Again: Legitimation and Innovation in the Tibetan Buddhist Chöd Tradition, by Michelle Janet Sorensen. Encompassing intellectual…

A Narrator-centered Approach to History

A Narrator-centered Approach to History: Oral Sources in Amdo (Qinghai, PRC) This essay discusses some of the challenges that, despite being inherently characteristic of the…

DHAsia 2017 Call for Proposals

DHAsia, a pioneering Digital Humanities initiative at Stanford University, is seeking proposals for its 2017 short-term residency program focused on East, South, Southeast, and Inner/Central…

The National Library and Archives of Bhutan

A review of the National Library and Archives of Bhutan (འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་དཔེ་མཛོད་དང་ཡིག་རིགས་གཏན་འཇོག་ཁང་།) in Thimphu, Bhutan. In Bhutan, as with many Himalayan Buddhist cultures, key texts were…

Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (India)

A review of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (བོད་ཀྱི་དཔེ་མཛོད་ཁང་།) (Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India). The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA) in Dharamshala,…

Tibetan Monastic Revival in Amdo

A review of Seeing Beyond the State? The Negotiation of Moral Boundaries in the Revival and Development of Tibetan Buddhist Monasticism in Contemporary China, by…