Greetings all, apologies for cross-posting, but I'm thrilled to share the good news that my new book, The Battle for Fortune: State-led Development, Personhood and Power among Tibetans in China, is coming out with Cornell University Press, and Columbia University's Weatherhead East Asia Institute (2018, 348 pages, ISBN-10: 150171967X). This has been a 15-year process and I thank all my colleagues and friends who helped make this happen.
Dear friends and colleagues,
“Call for Images” for "Himalayan Ummah: Mapping Muslim Communities and Cultures in the Himalayas”, a special issue of the Himalaya journal. NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE - NOV 15 2017
As many of you may remember, in 2012, the image of a statue appeared in global news sources, representing a strange mixture of a Lama in partly Western clothing and the deity Vaiśravaṇa. Made out of metorite iron and featuring a svastika on its armour, the figure appealed to imaginations of Tibet, outer space, Nazism and assumed ancientness. It thereby fulfilled various criteria for triggering modern hopes and fears, elements outlined in Umberto Eco's "Foucault's Pendulum."
Several new books have come into H-Buddhism recently on Tibet, and I'm looking for people willing to review them. I'm particularly interested in finding someone to review a book in French. Please contact me offline (email@example.com) if you're interested, and I'll add you to my list and inform you of future titles.
I am pleased to share our latest release, an IABS panel on publishing, and a host of short video interviews with scholars, authors, and translators that I expect will be of interest to some of you.
The Life and Times of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö: The Great Biography by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Other Stories. This is both the biography by Dilgo Khyentse and the collected stories of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö’s life from multiple sources and provides an amazing glimpse into the education,