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Tibetan Furniture

Author : Chris Buckley
ISBN : UOM:39015062831832
Genre : Art
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"The first four chapters of this book explain the forms and uses of tibetan furniture, the construction and decoration of the main types, and the history of some of the designs. The final, and largest, chapter prewsents selected examples with descriptions that expand on some of the themes from earlier chapters."--introduction.
Category: Art

Wooden Wonders

Author : David Kamansky
ISBN : STANFORD:36105133583356
Genre : Design
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This book is the eponymous catalogue of an exhibition opening in November 2004 at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California. Encompassing masterpieces of Tibetan furniture design and decoration in all its forms, the 148 exhibits are drawn from the large group of public and private collections in the western United States, the result of an active interest in the preservation and research of this long overlooked Tibetan art form. This particular catalogue communicates both the aesthetic significance of these exceptional works of art and the important role they have
Category: Design

Taming Tibet

Author : Emily Yeh
ISBN : 9780801469770
Genre : History
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The violent protests in Lhasa in 2008 against Chinese rule were met by disbelief and anger on the part of Chinese citizens and state authorities, perplexed by Tibetans' apparent ingratitude for the generous provision of development. In Taming Tibet, Emily T. Yeh examines how Chinese development projects in Tibet served to consolidate state space and power. Drawing on sixteen months of ethnographic fieldwork between 2000 and 2009, Yeh traces how the transformation of the material landscape of Tibet between the 1950s and the first decade of the twenty-first century has often been enacted through the labor of Tibetans themselves. Focusing on Lhasa, Yeh shows how attempts to foster and improve Tibetan livelihoods through the expansion of markets and the subsidized building of new houses, the control over movement and space, and the education of Tibetan desires for development have worked together at different times and how they are experienced in everyday life. The master narrative of the PRC stresses generosity: the state and Han migrants selflessly provide development to the supposedly backward Tibetans, raising the living standards of the Han's "little brothers." Arguing that development is in this context a form of "indebtedness engineering," Yeh depicts development as a hegemonic project that simultaneously recruits Tibetans to participate in their own marginalization while entrapping them in gratitude to the Chinese state. The resulting transformations of the material landscape advance the project of state territorialization. Exploring the complexity of the Tibetan response to—and negotiations with—development, Taming Tibet focuses on three key aspects of China's modernization: agrarian change, Chinese migration, and urbanization. Yeh presents a wealth of ethnographic data and suggests fresh approaches that illuminate the Tibet Question.
Category: History

Pastoral Practices In High Asia

Author : Hermann Kreutzmann
ISBN : 9789400738461
Genre : Science
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In conventional views, pastoralism was classified as a stage of civilization that needed to be abolished and transcended in order to reach a higher level of development. In this context, global approaches to modernize a rural society have been ubiquitous phenomena independent of ideological contexts. The 20th century experienced a variety of concepts to settle mobile groups and to transfer their lifestyles to modern perceptions. Permanent settlements are the vivid expression of an ideology-driven approach. Modernization theory captured all walks of life and tried to optimize breeding techniques, pasture utilization, transport and processing concepts. New insights into other aspects of pastoralism such as its role as an adaptive strategy to use marginal resources in remote locations with difficult access could only be understood as a critique of capitalist and communist concepts of modernization. In recent years a renaissance of modernization theory-led development activities can be observed. Higher inputs from external funding, fencing of pastures and settlement of pastoralists in new townships are the vivid expression of 'modern' pastoralism in urban contexts. The new modernization programme incorporates resettlement and transformation of lifestyles as to be justified by environmental pressure in order to reduce degradation in the age of climate change.
Category: Science

Art Market Research

Author : Tom McNulty
ISBN : 9781476613970
Genre : Art
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This book is for art market researchers at all levels. A brief overview of the global art market and its major stakeholders precedes an analysis of the various sales venues (auction, commercial gallery, etc.). Library research skills are reviewed, and advanced methods are explored in a chapter devoted to basic market research. Because the monetary value of artwork cannot be established without reference to the aesthetic qualities and art historical significance of our subject works, two substantial chapters detail the processes involved in researching and documenting the fine and decorative arts, respectively, and provide annotated bibliographies. Methods for assigning values for art objects are explored, and sources of price data, both in print and online, are identified and described in detail. In recent years, art historical scholarship increasingly has addressed issues related to the history of art and its markets: a chapter on resources for the historian of the art market offers a wide range of sources. Finally, provenance and art law are discussed, with particular reference to their relevance to dealers, collectors, artists and other art market stakeholders.
Category: Art

Tibetan Arts

Author : Wenbin Xiong
ISBN : 7508508173
Genre : Art, Tibetan
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Category: Art, Tibetan

The Tibetan Book Of Dina

Author : Patrick Moran
ISBN : 9781105498824
Genre : Fiction
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A tale told by a dog, named Dinasaur, whose master unwittingly gives his pet the Buddha's rice bowl, stolen from a lamasery in Tibet. Dog and man learn they must return this very special kibble dish to its rightful place, sending them on an adventure that begins during the Summer of Love, in San Francisco, and ends in Tibet. There, the dualities of life must be reconciled to a timeless perspective in order to set things right.
Category: Fiction

Tibetan Customs

Author : Tao Li
ISBN : 750850254X
Genre : Folklore
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Category: Folklore

The Aristocratic Families In Tibetan History 1900 1951

Author : Cirenyangzong
ISBN : 7508509374
Genre : Aristocracy (Social class)
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The Aristocratic Families in Tibetan HistoryThis book was written by an expert of Tibetan studies, introducing the life of Tibetan aristocratic families in old Tibet between 1900 and 1951. It is written in easy words with scores of precious historical photos, providing important data for the research into social systems in old Tibet.
Category: Aristocracy (Social class)

A Tibetan English Dictionary

Author : Heinrich August Jäschke
ISBN : 8120803213
Genre : English language
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Jaschke's classic work, first published in 1881 and still invaluable to students, is now reprinted in paperback for the first time.
Category: English language

English Tibetan Dictionary Of Modern Tibetan

Author : Melvyn C. Goldstein
ISBN : 0520907485
Genre : Reference
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The liberalization of political and intellectual life in China and the rise of Tibetan exile communities throughout the world have produced a resurgence of spoken and written Tibetan. These developments, together with increasing contacts between Western scholars and Tibetans, have created a widening circle of English-speakers—in government, business, academia, and elsewhere—who need to speak or write Tibetan with precision and clarity. For these people, and for others who want to communicate with Tibetans in their own language, Professor Goldstein's Dictionary will be an indispensable aid. The first scholarly English-Tibetan dictionary, as well as the only one that is semantically sensitive, this work specifies the Tibetan terms that correspond to the submeanings of a single English term. Containing roughly 16,000 main entries, most of which have multiple subentries, the Dictionary treats a total of 45,000 lexical items. Each entry includes both the written Tibetan orthography and a phonemic notation to indicate pronunciation. Grammatical features are also noted, and all examples of usage are presented with the romanticization of the written Tibetan and phonemic notation of the spoken forms. An introductory essay familiarizes users with the main features of Tibetan grammar.
Category: Reference

China Rises

Author : John Farndon
ISBN : 9780753521052
Genre : Business & Economics
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With a population of 11⁄4 billion people and the world's second largest economy, China is fast becoming one of the most powerful and important countries in the world. But while it is one of the world's oldest civilisations, China refuses to conform to expectations. The country's controversial policies, ranging from the one child policy to the repression of opposition groups, have placed it at odds with other world powers, and yet its influence in the world is growing ever stronger. We all need to know more about this fascinating country. John Farndon explores the changing face of modern China and its fundamental contradictions, as a communist state where business is booming, as a nation that continues to support North Korea even as it develops its relationships with the West. Getting to the heart of these and other inconsistencies, Farndon gives a fascinating introduction to the country as it is now and as it will be in the future, revealing how China's changing face will affect us all.
Category: Business & Economics

Theos Bernard The White Lama

Author : Paul G. Hackett
ISBN : 9780231530378
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The life and adventures of an American explorer and iconic figure in the 20th century religious counterculture movement. In 1937, Theos Casimir Bernard, the self-proclaimed “White Lama,” became the third American in history to reach Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. During his stay, he amassed the largest collection of Tibetan texts, art, and artifacts in the Western hemisphere at that time. He also documented, in both still photography and 16mm film, the age-old civilization of Tibet on the eve of its destruction by Chinese Communists. Based on thousands of primary sources and rare archival materials, this is the real story behind the purported adventures of Bernard and his role in the growth of America's religious counterculture. Over the course of his brief life, Bernard met, associated, and corresponded with the major social, political, and cultural leaders of his day, from the Regent and high politicians of Tibet to saints, scholars, and diplomats of British India, from Charles Lindbergh and Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Gandhi and Nehru. Although hailed as a brilliant pioneer by the media, Bernard also had his flaws. He was an entrepreneur propelled by grandiose schemes, a handsome man who shamelessly used his looks to bounce from rich wife to rich wife in support of his activities, and a master manipulator who concocted his own interpretation of Eastern wisdom to suit his ends. Bernard had a bright future before him but disappeared in India during the communal violence of the 1947 Partition, never to be seen again. “Well-written…A readable intellectual account of the life of an ambitious Tibetological pioneer.”—Asian Ethnology
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Newsweek

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007048312
Genre : Current events
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Category: Current events

Paradise And Plumage

Author : Robert N. Linrothe
ISBN : 1932476075
Genre : Art
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Category: Art

The Opening Of Tibet

Author : Perceval Landon
ISBN : UCAL:$C220130
Genre : Lhasa (China)
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Category: Lhasa (China)