Category Archives: Tibetan/Himalayan

Bagpiping in the Indian Himalayas

Listening to Postcolonial Sounds: Fieldwork on Bagpiping in the Indian Himalayas It’s a hot morning in September, 2013, and I’m sitting in a music studio…

The Body in Tibetan Buddhism

A review of Secrets of the Vajra Body: Dngos po’i gnas lugs and the Apotheosis of the Body in the Work of Rgyal ba Yang…

Tibetan Buddhism in North America

A review of Revelations of a Modern Mystic: The Life and Legacy of Kun bzang bde chen gling pa 1928-2006, by Amelia Hall. Amelia Hall’s…

Mega Monasteries in Tibet

A review of The Mother of All Monasteries: Gönlung Jampa Ling and the Rise of Mega Monasteries in Northeastern Tibet, by Brenton Sullivan. In The…

Aesthetics & Cosmopolitanism at a Buddhist Monastery

A review of Materials of Buddhist Culture: Aesthetics and Cosmopolitanism at Mindroling Monastery, by Dominique Townsend. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, there remains a…

Red Tara: Female Deity & Tibetan Buddhism

A review of Red Tārā: Lineages of Literature and Practice, by Rachael Stevens. This thesis offers an insightful and much-needed overview of the literature, iconography…

Hunger & Humanitarianism in Nepal

A review of The Anatomy of Ephemeral Care: Health, Hunger, and Short-Term Humanitarian Intervention in Northwest Nepal, by David M. Citrin. Just over a quarter…

Inner/Central Asia + Tibetan/Himalayan

In the 2013-2014 academic year, Dissertation Reviews will continue to post reviews of recently filed dissertations, up-to-date reports from various archives and libraries, as well…

Rangeland Ecosystem & Pastoralism in Tibet

A review of From “Retire Livestock, Restore Rangeland” to the Compensation for Ecological Services: State Interventions into Rangeland Ecosystem and Pastoralism in Tibet, by Yönten…