Category: religion

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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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Borders, Ethnicity and Critical Scholarship

For some ten years, my work has focused on border politics and identity, ethnicity and state-society relations in China, giving rise to intensive fieldwork in the Gyalrong region of Sichuan province. These issues are...

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Comparative anthropology of Buddhism workshop: Buddhism and spirit cults

Organized as a collaboration between the Centre for Himalayan Studies and the Southeast Asia Centre units of the French CNRS, a series of day-long thematic workshops in the comparative anthropology of Buddhism is held...

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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