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In the circle of white stones: moving through seasons with nomads of Eastern Tibet

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posted on 2017-01-01, 00:00 authored by Gillian TanGillian Tan
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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Pagination

1-175

ISBN-13

9780295999487

ISBN-10

0295999489

Language

eng

Publication classification

A1 Books - authored - research, A Book

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2016, University of Washington Press

Publisher

University of Washington Press

Place of publication

Seattle, Wash.

Series

Studies on ethnic groups in China

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