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Incompleteness in Yi writings

China officially numbers fifty-five “minority nationalities” (shaoshu minzu 少数民族)—an expression often inappropriately translated as “national minorities” and wrongly regarded as “ethnic groups”. One of these is the “Yi nationality” (Yizu 彝族), ranked first among...


Call for dissertation abstracts

The editors of the European Bulletin of Himalayan Research (EBHR) are pleased to introduce a new feature that will be published in the journal on a regular basis: we are currently considering including abstracts...


New Book: Pastures of Change, by Gillian Tan: Resilient Nomads

  Pastures of Change: Contemporary Adaptations and Transformations among Nomadic Pastoralists of Eastern Tibet, Gillian Tan. Springer International Publishing, 2018 (Studies in Human Ecology and Adaptation).   Tan’s latest book can be read along...

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