Category: publications / PhDs

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Cultural Flows across the Western Himalaya

A look at Western Himalayan cultural flows from the perspective of several disciplines: This collection of essays is the outcome of a symposium hosted by the International Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla (15th–18th April...

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Xidaotang: a Chinese Muslim community (Gansu)

Hille, Marie-Paule. « Le Xidaotang, une existence collective à l’épreuve du politique. Ethnographie historique et anthropologique d’une communauté musulmane chinoise (Gansu, 1857-2014) » [The Xidaotang, endurance and transformations of a collective existence. Historical and...

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New Book: Masquerades in the Himalayas

Masquerades in the Himalayas : the virtues of laughter An original and beautifully illustrated book by Pascale Dollfus and Gisèle Krauskopff is out: With its lively skeletons and walking dead, ancient bawdy characters and...

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New book: Buddhist Rituals of Power and Violence

Sihlé, Nicolas. 2013. Rituels bouddhiques de pouvoir et de violence : La figure du tantriste tibétain (Buddhist Rituals of Power and Violence: The Figure of the Tibetan Tantrist). Bibliothèque de l’École des Hautes Études – Sciences religieuses 152. Turnhout: Brepols. (405 pp.)

Available from Brepols Publishers, Turnhout (Belgium):
http://www.brepols.net/Pages/ShowProduct.aspx?prod_id=IS-9782503544700-1

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New book: People of the Margins

Ramirez, Philippe. People of the margins: Across ethnic boundaries in North-East India. Guwahati: Spectrum, 2014. spectrumpublications.ghy@gmail.com, 16€, 20$, 15£, 680 INR. North-East India’s cultural landscape might be considered as both more complex and more...

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“Himalayan Connections” workshop report

The interdisciplinary workshop “Himalayan Connections: Disciplines, Geographies, Trajectories”, convened by Andrew Quintman (Religious Studies) and Sara Shneiderman (Anthropology), both Yale faculty members as well as core members of the Yale Himalaya Initiative, was held...

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New book : Versets chamaniques. Le Livre du sacrifice à la terre (textes rituels de Chine)

Certaines minorités chinoises disposent d’écritures particulières. Celle des Yi du Yunnan, rituelle et secrète, est l’apanage des Maîtres de la psalmodie, bimo. Ces chamanes disent voyager dans le cosmos et communiquer avec les esprits...