Category Archives: Tibetan/Himalayan

Tibetan Libraries in Present-Day China

Religion, Politics, and Bookworms: Tibetan Libraries in China Today Picture this: it’s mid-morning in Beijing.  The fog parts to reveal the imposing concrete face of…

Qing Colonial Legal Culture in Amdo Tibet

Qing Colonial Legal Culture in Amdo Tibet An earlier version of this article was published at the International Society for Chinese Law and History In…

New Editor at Tibetan and Himalayan Studies

Dissertation Reviews is glad to welcome Brenton Sullivan as new editor of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies. We also wish to express our sincere gratitude to…

Monastic Pedagogy in Tibetan Buddhism 15-18c

A review of Monastic Pedagogy on Emptiness in the Geluk Sect of Tibetan Buddhism: Intellectual History and Analysis of Topics Concerning Ignorance According to Svātantrika-Mādhyamika…

Vegetarianism in Tibet

A review of Food of Sinful Demons: A History of Vegetarianism in Tibet, by Geoffrey Francis Barstow Geoffrey Barstow’s dissertation is a comprehensive and extensive…

Academic Sparring Partners

Academic Training Partners Lately the media has emphasized many disheartening aspects of the graduate school experience: the debt crisis, the slumping of the academic job…

Slaughter Renunciation Movement in Tibet

A review of Alternative Development on the Tibetan Plateau: The Case of the Slaughter Renunciation Movement, by Gaerrang (Kabzung). Gaerrang (Kabzung)’s dissertation is an engaging…