“In the Circle of White Stones: Moving through Seasons with Nomads of Eastern Tibet” By Gillian G. Tan

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Published in December 2016 by University of Washington Press, “In the Circle of White Stones: Moving through Seasons with Nomads of Eastern Tibet” by Gillian G. Tan describes the life-worlds of people in Kham who move with their yaks from pasture to pasture, depending on the milk production of their herd for sustenance.

From the University of Washington Press website:

Gillian Tan’s story, based on her own experience of living through seasonal cycles with the people of Dora Karmo between 2006 and 2013, examines the community’s powerful relationship with a Buddhist lama and their interactions with external agents of change. In showing how they perceive their environment and dwell in their world, Tan conveys a spare beauty that honors the stillness and rhythms of nomadic life.

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