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The Resource In the circle of white stones : moving through seasons with nomads of eastern Tibet, Gillian G. Tan

In the circle of white stones : moving through seasons with nomads of eastern Tibet, Gillian G. Tan

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In the circle of white stones : moving through seasons with nomads of eastern Tibet
Title
In the circle of white stones
Title remainder
moving through seasons with nomads of eastern Tibet
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Gillian G. Tan
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this ethnographic narrative of subsistence on the Tibetan plateau, anthropologist Gillian Tan describes the life-worlds of Tibetan nomads in a region traditionally known as Kham. The people of Dora Karmo (Circle of White Stones) are pastoralists who move with their yaks from pasture to pasture and depend on the milk production of their herd for sustenance. Tan's story, based her on 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. As Buddhists, they believe in the never-ending cycle of life and death through reincarnation. Death, then, is not regarded as permanent loss but as the opportunity for continual change. Portrayals of personal loss through natural causes and revenge feuds, as well as sky burials, illustrate how impermanence permeates daily life. These pastoralists have adapted since 1959 to conditions imposed by the Chinese state through a combination of acquiescence, strategy, and resistance. They have also started to participate in the markets of a rapidly modernizing China, and in projects of international development that originate outside their own belief systems and social structures. In showing how the people of Dora Karmo perceive their environment and dwell in their world, Tan calls on development agents to consider this different worldview before they initiate projects among and for nomads"--Provided by publisher
  • This narrative of subsistence on the Tibetan plateau describes the life-worlds of people in a region traditionally known as Kham who move with their yaks from pasture to pasture, depending on the milk production of their herd for sustenance. 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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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
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Tan, Gillian G
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies on Ethnic Groups in China
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  • Tan, Gillian G.
  • Tan, Gillian G
  • Tibet, Plateau of
  • Nomads
  • Seasons
  • Pastoral systems
  • Buddhists
  • Tibet, Plateau of
  • Tibet, Plateau of
  • Ethnology
  • Tibet, Plateau of
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY / Asia / China
  • Buddhists
  • Ethnic relations
  • Ethnology
  • Manners and customs
  • Nomads
  • Pastoral systems
  • Seasons
  • Travel
  • China
Label
In the circle of white stones : moving through seasons with nomads of eastern Tibet, Gillian G. Tan
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Getting to Dora Karmo -- The house and the tent -- Life in the summer pasture -- A world of impermanence -- The Lama -- Leaving and arriving
Control code
ocn959554445
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 147 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295999494
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctdf1d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959554445
Label
In the circle of white stones : moving through seasons with nomads of eastern Tibet, Gillian G. Tan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Getting to Dora Karmo -- The house and the tent -- Life in the summer pasture -- A world of impermanence -- The Lama -- Leaving and arriving
Control code
ocn959554445
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 147 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295999494
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctdf1d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959554445

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