Articles by: High Peaks Pure Earth

“Windhorse Warrior” By RC Friedericks

“Windhorse Warrior” By RC Friedericks

0 by / on 17/12/2018, 20:01 / in Reading List

Published in October 2018 by Niyogi Books, “Windhorse Warrior” by RC Friedericks offers an inside look at the struggles and aspirations of the Tibetan people during the 1950s. It is a tale that weaves together the politics of occupation and resistance, an other-worldly romance between a Chinese communist and an educated Tibetan woman, and the soaring vision of the Tibetan […]

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“Islamic Shangri-La: Inter-Asian Relations and Lhasa’s Muslim Communities, 1600 to 1960” By David G. Atwill

“Islamic Shangri-La: Inter-Asian Relations and Lhasa’s Muslim Communities, 1600 to 1960” By David G. Atwill

0 by / on 17/12/2018, 20:00 / in Reading List

Published in September 2018 by University of California Press, “Islamic Shangri-La: Inter-Asian Relations and Lhasa’s Muslim Communities, 1600 to 1960” by David G. Atwill transports readers to the heart of the Himalayas as it traces the rise of the Tibetan Muslim community from the 17th century to the present.

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“The Monastery Rules: Buddhist Monastic Organization in Pre-Modern Tibet” By Berthe Jansen

“The Monastery Rules: Buddhist Monastic Organization in Pre-Modern Tibet” By Berthe Jansen

1 by / on 17/12/2018, 19:59 / in Reading List

Published in November 2018 by the University of California Press, “The Monastery Rules: Buddhist Monastic Organization in Pre-Modern Tibet” by Berthe Jansen discusses the position of the monasteries in pre-1950s Tibetan Buddhist societies and how that position was informed by the far-reaching relationship of monastic Buddhism with Tibetan society, economy, law, and culture.

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“Mural Art – Studies on Paintings in Asia” By Cristophe Munier-Gallard

“Mural Art – Studies on Paintings in Asia” By Cristophe Munier-Gallard

0 by / on 17/12/2018, 19:58 / in Reading List

Published by River Books in September 2018, “Mural Art – Studies on Paintings in Asia” is a series of 10 articles by the best scholars on mural art as it survives in Afghanistan, Xinjiang, Tibet, Myanmar, Thailand and Mongolia – from the 5th to the 18th century.

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“Sexuality in Classical South Asian Buddhism” By José Ignacio Cabezón

“Sexuality in Classical South Asian Buddhism” By José Ignacio Cabezón

0 by / on 17/12/2018, 19:57 / in Reading List

Published in 2017 by Wisdom, “Sexuality in Classical South Asian Buddhism” by José Ignacio Cabezón is a magnum opus from one of America’s foremost scholars of Buddhism and reveals the treatment of sex, gender, and sexual orientation in the Indian and Tibetan traditions.

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The Sound of Vultures’ Wings: The Tibetan Buddhist Chod Ritual Practice of the Female Buddha Machik Labdron By Jeffrey W. Cupchik

The Sound of Vultures’ Wings: The Tibetan Buddhist Chod Ritual Practice of the Female Buddha Machik Labdron By Jeffrey W. Cupchik

0 by / on 17/12/2018, 19:56 / in Reading List

To be published by State University of New York Press in early 2019 as part of their Series in Religious Studies, The Sound of Vultures’ Wings by Jeffrey W. Cupchik offers the first in-depth exploration of the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition, which is based on the liturgical song-poems of the twelfth-century Tibetan female ascetic Machik Labdrön (1055–1153). The […]

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“The Handsome Monk and Other Stories” By Tsering Döndrup, Translated by Christopher Peacock

“The Handsome Monk and Other Stories” By Tsering Döndrup, Translated by Christopher Peacock

0 by / on 17/12/2018, 19:54 / in Reading List

To be published in early 2019 by Columbia University Press, “The Handsome Monk and Other Stories” by Tsering Dondrup, translated by Christopher Peacock, describes the lives of Tibetans in contemporary China with wit, empathy, and a passionate sense of justice. “The Handsome Monk and Other Stories” brings together short stories from across Tsering Döndrup’s career to create a panorama of […]

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“East Turkestan Through the Eyes of a Tibetan” By Woeser

“East Turkestan Through the Eyes of a Tibetan” By Woeser

0 by / on 05/12/2018, 14:50 / in Comment, Latest, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser, originally written for the Mandarin service of Radio Free Asia in August 2018, and published on her blog on September 22, 2018.

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Poem: “Waterfall of Youth” by Dondrup Gyal in a New Translation by Lowell Cook

Poem: “Waterfall of Youth” by Dondrup Gyal in a New Translation by Lowell Cook

1 by / on 30/11/2018, 08:30 / in Guest Post, Latest, Poetry

High Peaks Pure Earth, in a cross-post with LA Review of Books China Channel, presents the seminal 1983 Tibetan poem Waterfall of Youth by Dondrup Gyal in a new English translation by Lowell Cook.

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Chinese Language School Textbook Angers Tibetans on WeChat

Chinese Language School Textbook Angers Tibetans on WeChat

0 by / on 21/11/2018, 17:00 / in Comment, Latest, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a selection of WeChat posts from March this year about a controversial passage in a primary school textbook that had Tibetans outraged about what they saw as misrepresentation and distortion of facts.

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