Category Archives: Tibetan/Himalayan

Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier

A review of The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier: State Building, National Integration and Socialist Transformation, Zeku (Tsékhok) County, 1953-1958, by Benno Ryan Weiner….

Media Creation in China’s Na Villages

A review of Scenes from Yongning: Media Creation in China’s Na Villages, by Tami Blumenfield. Tami Blumenfield’s dissertation is a refreshing anthropological study of media…

Death, Gender & Tradition in Nepal & Tibet

A review of Death, Gender and Extraordinary Knowing: The Delog (’das log) Tradition in Nepal and Eastern Tibet, by Mary Alyson Prude. In this engaging…

Tibetan Medicine in Indian Exile

A review of Tibetan Medicine in Exile: The Ethics, Politics and Science of Cultural Survival, by Stephan Kloos. This dissertation offers the first comprehensive ethnographic…

Life & Work of Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol (1781-1851)

A review of Dissipating Boundaries: The Life, Song-Poems, and Non-Sectarian Paradigm of Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol (1781-1851), by Rachel Hua-Wei Pang. Rachel H. Pang’s Dissipating Boundaries:…

Tradition of “Treasure Revelation” in Tibet

A review of Delivering the Lotus-born: Historiography in the Tibetan Renaissance, by Daniel Alexander Hirshberg. This dissertation focuses on the life and works of the…

Ming Temples in the Sino-Tibetan Frontier

A review of The Impact of Imperial and Local Patronage on Early Ming Temples in the Sino-Tibetan Frontier, by Aurelia Campbell. From the outset, the…