Articles by: High Peaks Pure Earth

“Medicine and Memory in Tibet: Amchi Physicians in an Age of Reform” By Theresia Hofer

“Medicine and Memory in Tibet: Amchi Physicians in an Age of Reform” By Theresia Hofer

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Published in April 2018 by University of Washington Press, “Medicine and Memory in Tibet: Amchi Physicians in an Age of Reform” by Theresia Hofer examines medical revivalism on the geographic and sociopolitical margins both of China and of Tibet’s medical establishment in Lhasa, exploring the work of medical practitioners, or amchi, and of Medical Houses in the west-central region of Tsang.

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“Forging the Golden Urn: The Qing Empire and the Politics of Reincarnation in Tibet” By Max Oidtmann

“Forging the Golden Urn: The Qing Empire and the Politics of Reincarnation in Tibet” By Max Oidtmann

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Published in July 2018 by Columbia University Press, “Forging the Golden Urn: The Qing Empire and the Politics of Reincarnation in Tibet” by Max Oidtmann looks into the polyglot world of the Qing empire in search of the origins of the golden urn tradition.

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“Transcultural Encounters in the Himalayan Borderlands: Kalimpong as a ‘Contact Zone'” By Markus Viehbeck (ed.)

“Transcultural Encounters in the Himalayan Borderlands: Kalimpong as a ‘Contact Zone'” By Markus Viehbeck (ed.)

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Published in December 2017 by Heidelberg University Publishing, “Transcultural Encounters in the Himalayan Borderlands: Kalimpong as a ‘Contact Zone’” by Markus Viehbeck (ed.), looks at the complex cultural history of the Eastern Himalayan town of Kalimpong and its neighbours as a history of encounters.

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“Exile: A Photo Journal, 1959 – 1989”

“Exile: A Photo Journal, 1959 – 1989”

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The “Exile” photo journal was initially conceived by Tenzin N. Tethong and award-winning photojournalist Jim Daniels as a book to commemorate the fifty years in exile of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the 150,000 Tibetans who today live outside Tibet. 

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“A Gathering of Brilliant Moons: Practice Advice from the Rime Masters of Tibet” By Holly Gayley and Josh Schapiro

“A Gathering of Brilliant Moons: Practice Advice from the Rime Masters of Tibet” By Holly Gayley and Josh Schapiro

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Published by Wisdom Publications in October 2017, “A Gathering of Brilliant Moons: Practice Advice from the Rimé Masters of Tibet” by Holly Gayley and Josh Schapiro, this collection focuses on an influential and inspiring generation of Buddhist teachers: the nineteenth-century ecumenical, or rimé, tradition of eastern Tibet. 

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“Journey to Lhasa: The Diary of a Spy” By Sarat Chandra Das

“Journey to Lhasa: The Diary of a Spy” By Sarat Chandra Das

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Published by Speaking Tiger Books in October 2017, “Journey to Lhasa: The Diary of a Spy” is an account written by Sarat Chandra Das of his travels in Tibet. A civil engineer by profession, he was recruited by the British as a spy in Darjeeling in 1874.

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“The Dalai Lama’s Advice for Children of all Ages” By Eva Cirnu and Dominik Czartoryski

“The Dalai Lama’s Advice for Children of all Ages” By Eva Cirnu and Dominik Czartoryski

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Published by a group of friends at the end of 2017, “The Dalai Lama’s Advice for Children of all Ages” by Eva Cirnu and Dominik Czartoryski is the first book to present His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s words of advice to a young audience, through illustrations and short quotes. The book has a foreword by the Dalai Lama.

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“The Uyghur Community: Diaspora, Identity and Geopolitics” By Kurmangaliyeva Ercilasun, Güljanat, Ercilasun, Konuralp (Eds.)

“The Uyghur Community: Diaspora, Identity and Geopolitics” By Kurmangaliyeva Ercilasun, Güljanat, Ercilasun, Konuralp (Eds.)

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Published earlier in 2018 by Palgrave Macmillan US, “The Uyghur Community: Diaspora, Identity and Geopolitics”, edited by Güljanat Kurmangaliyeva Ercilasun and Konuralp  Ercilasun, offers key insights into the Uyghur community, notably in regards to identity, religion and diaspora.

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“Mount Wutai: Visions of a Sacred Buddhist Mountain” By Wen-shing Chou

“Mount Wutai: Visions of a Sacred Buddhist Mountain” By Wen-shing Chou

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Published by Princeton University Press in February 2018, “Mount Wutai: Visions of a Sacred Buddhist Mountain” by Wen-shing Chou is an exploration of the changing meaning and significance of one of the world’s great religious sites.

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“Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands” Edited by Alexander Horstmann, Martin Saxer and Alessandro Rippa

“Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands” Edited by Alexander Horstmann, Martin Saxer and Alessandro Rippa

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Published in March 2018, the “Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands”, edited by Alexander Horstmann, Martin Saxer and Alessandro Rippa, offers an array of comparative perspectives of Asian borders and borderlands in the global context.

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