In the Circle of White Stones : Moving Through Seasons with Nomads of Eastern Tibet, Hardback Book

In the Circle of White Stones : Moving Through Seasons with Nomads of Eastern Tibet Hardback

Part of the Studies on Ethnic Groups in China series

Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176 pages, 19 b&w illus., 3 maps, 2 charts
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9780295999470

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