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“Gendun Chopel: Tibet’s Modern Visionary” By Donald S Lopez Jr

“Gendun Chopel: Tibet’s Modern Visionary” By Donald S Lopez Jr

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  Published in May 2018 by Shambhala Publications, “Gendun Chopel: Tibet’s Modern Visionary” by Donald S Lopez Jr is an exploration of Gendun Chopel’s life as a recognized tulku, or incarnation of a previous master, from becoming a monk and soon surpassing the knowledge of his teachers, to his travels and discoveries throughout Tibet, India, and Sri Lanka.

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“Sacred Mandates: Asian International Relations since Chinggis Khan” By Timothy Brook, Michael van Walt van Praag, Miek Boltjes (Eds.)

“Sacred Mandates: Asian International Relations since Chinggis Khan” By Timothy Brook, Michael van Walt van Praag, Miek Boltjes (Eds.)

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Published by University of Chicago Press in May 2018, “Sacred Mandates: Asian International Relations since Chinggis Khan” by Timothy Brook, Michael van Walt van Praag, Miek Boltjes (Eds.) examines the complex history of inter-polity relations in Inner and East Asia from the thirteenth century to the twentieth, in order to help us understand and develop policies to address challenges in […]

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“Tibetische Kinder für Schweizer Familien: Die Aktion Aeschimann” By Sabine Bitter & Nathalie Nad-Abonji

“Tibetische Kinder für Schweizer Familien: Die Aktion Aeschimann” By Sabine Bitter & Nathalie Nad-Abonji

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Published in March 2018 by rotpunktverlang, “Tibetische Kinder für Schweizer Familien: Die Aktion Aeschimann” by Sabine Bitter and Nathalie Nad-Abonji tells the story of 160 Tibetan refugee children brought to Switzerland on the initiative of industrialist Charles Aeschimann.

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“Für Freiheit bereue ich nichts” By Shokjang

“Für Freiheit bereue ich nichts” By Shokjang

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Published in March 2018 by Lungta Verlag and launched at the Leipzig Book Fair, “Für Freiheit bereue ich nichts” is a collection of Shokjang’s various political writings, essays and social media posts originally written in Tibetan and translated into German. At the time of publication, Shokjang was still imprisoned.

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“Musique et épopée en Haute-Asie”

“Musique et épopée en Haute-Asie”

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Published in December 2017, “Musique et épopée en Haute-Asie” is a collection of articles offered to ethnomusicologist Mireille Helffer on the occasion of her 90th birthday. The collection was put together under the initiative of Katia Buffetrille and Isabelle Henrion-Dourcy.

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“The Passion Book: A Tibetan Guide to Love and Sex” By Gendun Chopel

“The Passion Book: A Tibetan Guide to Love and Sex” By Gendun Chopel

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Published in April 2018 by the University of Chicago Press, “The Passion Book: A Tibetan Guide to Love and Sex” is a new translation of Gendun Chopel’s work by Donald S. Lopez Jr. and Thupten Jinpa.

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“Costumes and Jewellery of Tibet” By Namgyal L. Taklha

“Costumes and Jewellery of Tibet” By Namgyal L. Taklha

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Published by and launched at the Tibet Museum in Dharamsala in July 2018, “Costumes and Jewellery of Tibet” by Namgyal L. Taklha is a comprehensive documentation of traditional Tibetan costumes and jewellery.

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“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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