Category: anthropology

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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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A network of researchers for Nepal

Following the terrible earthquake that hit Nepal in April and May of this year, a large number of researchers, academics and students based in French institutions and specializing in the study of Nepalese societies...

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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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Conference: Property in Tibetan Societies

Property in Tibetan Societies: Ownership, Transfer, Confiscation 15 and 16 December 2014 Paris     The French-German (ANR/DFG) research programme “Social History of Tibetan Societies, 17th to 20th Centuries” announces a 2-day conference at...

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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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Workshop: minority languages of the Chinese Tibetosphere

Please note the following international workshop, to be held at the Hugo Valentin Centre of Uppsala University, on November 3-4, 2014, and organized by Gerald Roche (currently post-doctoral fellow at the Hugo Valentin Centre):...

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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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Conference: Nepal & the Himalaya

organised by Social Science Baha, Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, Britain-Nepal Academic Council & Centre for Himalayan Studies-CNRS CALL FOR PAPERS The Fourth Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya 22-24 July,...

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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